Applications for Grants and Loans

Service for Sight Grants

The Foundation is committed to supporting organizations that share our mission of Service for Sight.  For the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the Foundation awarded $300,000 to 50 national organizations to fund programs benefiting the blind and visually impaired community. Grant Applications open in October, and are due by January 15 each year. To learn more about our grant criteria click here!

Click here to apply for a Service for Sight grant.

Nominate for Convention Awards

Faculty Award

Can you think of a fantastic professor who has mentored you or a student you know? Perhaps they’ve written letters of support or helped students apply to internships or graduate/professional school? Maybe they’re a professor who also gives countless hours to student organizations? We could go on and on about how much our professors help shape our futures, but the main point is this: recognize them! 

Click here to nominate a professor for the Delta Gamma Foundation’s Outstanding Faculty Award. Deadline to nominate is February 15.

Leadership Awards

A Delta Gamma who has made and is continuing to make a significant leadership contribution to her community, church, 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 nominate 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. For more information about the eligibility requirements, tips for submitting your application and our FAQ, check out our guide here!

Undergraduate Merit-Based Scholarships

Merit-Based Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to qualified, initiated members pursuing undergraduate degrees. For the 2017-2018 academic year 365 collegians received merit-based scholarships of $1,000 or more.  For more information on the application, eligibility requirements, and selection criteria, access our NEW Scholarship Application Instruction Guide

 Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year are open now through March 1. Click here to apply.

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 2017-2018 academic year 34 graduate members received merit-based fellowships of $2,500 or more. For questions or more information contact the Director of Scholarships and Fellowships at

Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year will open now through April 1. Click here to apply.

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.

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