Applications for Grants, Loans and Awards

Nominate for Convention Awards

Faculty Award

Nominate your favorite professor for the Delta Gamma Foundation Outstanding Faculty Award! This award will tell your professor just how great they are, and give your school the recognition it deserves. The winning professor receives an unrestricted grant and will be invited to Convention 2020  in St. Louis to speak at the Foundation Banquet. Nominations are due February 15, but we bet the professor you’re nominating would tell you to get started early…. so get the process started by clicking here.

Leadership Awards

A Delta Gamma who has made and is continuing to make a significant leadership contribution to her community, place of worship, state, nation or world in an area of philanthropic service. Activities must have taken place within at least the last five years to be eligible for consideration. Deadline to apply is February 15.

Catherine Stuart Schmoker Principled Alumna Leadership Award

This award is presented during Convention years to a Delta Gamma alumna member in good standing. Click here to nominate now!

Theta Chapter of Delta Gamma Fraternity Collegiate Leadership Award honoring Patricia Peterson Danielson

This award will be given to a collegian who is still an undergraduate, has graduated at the most recent commencement event or who has finished all course work and will graduate at the next scheduled commencement event at her University. Click here to nominate now!

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans

Sisters Helping Sisters: A Need-Based Scholarship Program

The Delta Gamma Foundation supports collegiate members who have proven financial need and student loan debt through our Sisters Helping Sisters: A Need-Based Scholarship Program. Applications are reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis from August 1 –April 1

Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are now open. Apply here.

Undergraduate Merit-Based Scholarships

Merit-Based Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to qualified, initiated members pursuing undergraduate degrees. For the 2018-2019 academic year 384 collegians received merit-based scholarships. For more information on the application, eligibility requirements, and selection criteria click here.

Applications for the 2020-21 academic year are now open and should be submitted through SmarterSelect. The application deadline is March 1. 

Graduate Fellowships

Delta Gamma Foundation graduate fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to qualified initiated members pursuing graduate/professional degrees. Selection is based on scholastic excellence, contributions to chosen field, past and current Delta Gamma activities and leadership, and campus and community involvement. For the 2018-2019 academic year 33 graduate members received merit-based fellowships. For questions or more information contact the Director of Scholarships and Fellowships at

Applications for the 2020-21 academic year are now open and should be submitted through SmarterSelect. The application deadline is April 1. 

Anchor Grants

Anchor Grants help Delta Gamma sisters who find themselves in extreme, unexpected life circumstances. To apply for an Anchor Grant, you must be an initiated Delta Gamma member and in good standing with the Fraternity. Anchor Grants are awarded throughout the year, as funds are available.

If you are applying due to a personal emergency (medical situation or other severe personal or family situation) please download our Anchor Grant: Personal Emergency Application.

If you are applying due to a natural disaster please download our Anchor Grant: Natural Disaster Application.

Student Loans

The Delta Gamma Foundation offers one-time, interest-free student loan, up to $2,000, to initiated members toward their educational expenses. Loan payments begin three months after graduation or leaving school, repaid in 25 monthly installments of $80. The entire amount borrowed must be repaid. Loans cannot be used to pay Delta Gamma Fraternity dues. Student loan applications are accepted throughout the year.

Dawson Student Loans

Dawson Student Loans are available for sisters, sons and daughters of Delta Gammas. The Delta Gamma Foundation offers these one-time, interest-free student loan, up to $2,000, toward the students' educational expenses. Dawson Student Loan Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Service for Sight Grants

The Foundation is committed to supporting organizations that share our mission of Service for Sight. For the 2018-2019 fiscal year, the Foundation awarded 60 Service for Sight grants totaling $500,000 to national organizations to fund programs benefiting the blind and visually impaired community. To learn more about our grant criteria click here.

Service for Sight grant applications open in October and due by January 15 each year. 

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