Sorority awards $18,000 in scholarships during May Week

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As part of May Week 2015, the Tampa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (DSTTA) and DELTA, Inc. presented 25 scholarships totaling $18,850 to students in Hillsborough County.

Scholarship recipients from Tampa high schools pose with members of the Tampa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Scholarship recipients from Tampa high schools pose with members of the Tampa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

“Created in 1920, May Week is a national program of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. that sets aside one week in May to host free or low-cost community programs highlighting academic and professional achievements that emphasize the importance of higher education, especially for African-American women,” explained Leslie Brown, president, DSTTA.

May Week was celebrated May 2-10. Scholarship recipients included males.

Scholarship event chairs Iowana Whitman-Tims and Danielle Weaver-Rogers presented graduating high school seniors from $300 to $2,000 per scholarship award to $300 per book stipend.

The organization hosted the event at the University of Tampa with more than 100 guests including scholarship recipients, family and sorority members. Scholarship recipients were from area high schools.

Other May Week events included a cash mob supporting local businesses, “Get Moving” fitness challenge, financial literacy training for youth, seminar on human trafficking and the Ninth Annual Delta Day at the Hillsborough County Commission and Jabberwock.

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