Scholarships

The Dr. Cavannah Clark Scholarship

The Cavannah Clark Scholarship was created January 2013 to honor the legacy of Dr. Cavannah Clark. A lifelong educator, mentor and community servant, Dr. Clark worked as a Teacher, Professor, Librarian, and became the First Black Tenured Professor at University of Central Oklahoma, retiring as a Professor Emeritus. She became a member of the Beta Upsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at Langston University, maintaining lifetime membership for well over 50 years! As a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Dr. Clark served in various capacities, including past President of the Beta Upsilon chapter at Langston University, the Oklahoma City Alumnae, and Boley Alumnae Chapters. Dr. Clark chartered the Iota Omicron chapter at the University of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Sooner City Alumnae Chapter, serving as its first president. She held life membership in several other civic organizations, including the NAACP, Urban League, Langston University National Alumnae, YWCA, YMCA, and NU Vista.

The Cavannah Clark Scholarship is an annual $1,000 award given to a female graduating high school senior in the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area.

 

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    The Elsia M. Brooks-Howard Scholarship

   The Elsia M. Brooks-Howard Scholarship was created January 2015 to honor the legacy of Elsia M. Brooks-Howard. Ms. Howard earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Avila College in Kansas City, Missouri, and Master of Science in Administration from Central Missouri State University. She was also one of seven Registered Nurses to graduate from Prairie View A&M College in 1942. Ms. Howard was a trailblazer whose education was evident in her career and Delta life. Serving as a Surgical Nurse, Private Duty Nurse, operating a Well Baby Clinic, Public Health Nurse, and a Red Cross Nurse, she was also responsible for ending the discriminatory practices of the Nurses Registry in Kansas City, MO. Ms. Brooks-Howard provided nursing services in Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio, and Kansas, maintaining her license for a total of 69 years. She was a teacher for 34 years and a docent for the American Royal for over twenty years.

Mrs. Brooks-Howard was initiated into the Kansas City, Kansas Alumnae Chapter in 1976, where she served as chapter president, chaired committees, and served as a co-advisor. Mrs. Brooks-Howard joined the Oklahoma Sooner City Alumnae Chapter in 2009 after relocating to Oklahoma City. Mrs. Brooks-Howard was a Golden Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Life Member of the NAACP, a Lifetime Member of The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, and the American Federation of Retiree Teachers.

  The Elsia M. Brooks-Howard Scholarship is an annual $1,000 award given to a female graduating high school senior in                                                     the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area.                  

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Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta G.E.M.S. Scholarship

A program that serves as a catalyst for young African-American girl between the ages of 14 and 18 to enhance their abilities to achieve academic excellence. G.E.M.S. is an acronym for Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully.  The program is designed to develop strong, confident and respectful young ladies by striving to prepare them to take an active role in their success and in the community.

The Oklahoma Sooner City Alumnae Chapter Delta GEMS Scholarship is available for qualified, high school graduating seniors who have participated in the program. This scholarship was created to honor members of the Oklahoma Sooner City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Delta GEMS program who have made significant impact in our organization. The scholarship is intended to help reduce the cost of college education for a deserving student who is member of the graduating class. 

 

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