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Kappa Delta Scholarship

Tuition is expensive. KD is here to Help

Kappa Delta collegiate sisters

About scholarships

With tuition continuing to rise, scholarships can be a huge help. The Kappa Delta Foundation is committed to easing the financial burden for our sisters so they can finish their degrees. Scholarships are made possible through generous gifts and bequests to the Kappa Delta Foundation.

Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are now open!

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Making paying for college less stressful

$843,435 total scholarships were awarded this year to 309 Kappa Delta sisters.

$522,835

awarded in need-based undergraduate scholarships

$239,600

awarded in undergraduate and graduate merit scholarships

$81,000

awarded in collegiate leadership award scholarships

We want all KD sisters to be able to pay for their tuition without sacrificing their membership in Kappa Delta.

We support KD sisters as their reach their academic goals, no matter their phase in life.

KDs most amazing collegiate leaders receive scholarship support in recognition of their achievements with the Corre Anding Stegall Collegiate Leadership Award.

$522,835

awarded in need-based undergraduate scholarships

We want all KD sisters to be able to pay for their tuition without sacrificing their membership in Kappa Delta.

$239,600

awarded in undergraduate and graduate merit scholarships

We support KD sisters as their reach their academic goals, no matter their phase in life.

$81,000

awarded in collegiate leadership award scholarships

KDs most amazing collegiate leaders receive scholarship support in recognition of their achievements with the Corre Anding Stegall Collegiate Leadership Award.

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October

Applications go live.

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January

Applications are due

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February – April

Scholarship committee reviews applications

April

Kappa Delta Foundation Board reviews and approves scholarship awards

May

Applicants are notified of status

July

Scholarship checks are distributed directly to recipients’ college or university

Scholarship FAQs

We’re so glad you’re thinking about applying for a scholarship! It may seem daunting, but we want to help you every step of the way and make your application process easy! If any of your questions are not answered below, reach out to us at kdfoundation@kappadelta.orgcreate new email.

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  • Who is eligible?
  • Who is eligible?

    All Kappa Delta sisters (including new members!) that are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree and are in good standing with KD are eligible. Don’t worry! There is no minimum GPA to apply and we accept applications from all majors and chapters. While some scholarships are established for certain majors and chapters, there are many scholarships available to everyone.

    If you’re an undergraduate applicant, you must be enrolled in an accredited college or university as a full-time student for the full academic year.

    If you’ve applied (or anticipate applying) for admission to a graduate program, you should apply using a graduate scholarship application.

    Graduate applicants can be enrolled in an accredited college or university’s certificate, master’s or doctoral degree program as a part-time or full-time student for the full academic year.

  • What kinds of scholarships are available?
  • What kinds of scholarships are available?

    The Kappa Delta Foundation offers undergraduate merit, undergraduate need-based and graduate merit scholarships. Most scholarships are open to all applicants, but some have been established for a particular chapter, field of study, state of residence or college.

    The undergraduate merit and need-based scholarship applications are different. Students who wish to apply for both must complete both applications.

    The Corre Anding Stegall Collegiate Leadership Award application is also a separate application.

  • What do I need to apply?
  • What do I need to apply?

    There are a few requirements you’ll need to check off before you can submit your application. You will need:

    • A completed, electronic scholarship application (no snail mail, please!).
    • Unofficial academic transcripts from every college or university you’ve attended.
    • Address information for your permanent residence AND the address of your residence while you’re attending school.
    • Your Academic Office’s mailing address.
    • Responses to the essay questions.

    For undergraduate merit and graduate scholarships:

    • Complete lists of KD involvement and community involvement
    • Academic or other awards
    • Work experience

    For undergraduate need-based scholarships:

    • Combined family income (from parents or other sources.)
    • An estimated cost of your tuition and fees, books and supplies, and room & board for the coming academic year.
    • Your yearly wages or other sources of income
    • Total amount of outstanding educational loans to date
    • Total amount of other scholarships or grants awarded for the upcoming academic year

    What is optional:

    • A copy of your FAFSA
  • How are applicants scored?
  • How are applicants scored?

    For merit scholarships, applicants are scored in several categories: academic achievement, involvement (KD/campus/community/work), and personal statements. For need-based scholarships, applicants are scored based on academic achievement, financial need and personal statements.

  • What can I use the scholarship to pay for?
  • What can I use the scholarship to pay for?

    Kappa Delta Foundation scholarships can be applied toward academic expenses, including tuition and course related fees. Because the Kappa Delta Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, our scholarships cannot be applied toward Kappa Delta or sorority-specific expenses, including dues.

    If you have leftover scholarship funds at the end of the year, the unused funds may not be applied to the next academic year’s tuition or your graduate school tuition and must be returned to the Kappa Delta Foundation.

  • How will I be notified if selected?
  • How will I be notified if selected?

    Applicants are notified via email if they have or have not received a scholarship. The foundation will use your preferred email address indicated in your application. Applicants are announced over the spring/summer. Please be careful to submit an email address that you will have access to while you are away from school.

  • Where will my scholarship money be sent?
  • Where will my scholarship money be sent?

    In the summer prior to the start of the school year, the scholarship will be sent to your university on your behalf. You will have the opportunity to update your university information before your scholarship is distributed. Your student ID number will be included on the memo line of the check, so the university knows where to apply the scholarship.

    To ensure your scholarship is applied correctly, the Kappa Delta Foundation sends instructions with all checks asking the university to apply the scholarship fully to your fall semester tuition. It is your responsibility to monitor your account to make sure the full scholarship is applied to fall semester tuition.

Who is eligible?

All Kappa Delta sisters (including new members!) that are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree and are in good standing with KD are eligible. Don’t worry! There is no minimum GPA to apply and we accept applications from all majors and chapters. While some scholarships are established for certain majors and chapters, there are many scholarships available to everyone.

If you’re an undergraduate applicant, you must be enrolled in an accredited college or university as a full-time student for the full academic year.

If you’ve applied (or anticipate applying) for admission to a graduate program, you should apply using a graduate scholarship application.

Graduate applicants can be enrolled in an accredited college or university’s certificate, master’s or doctoral degree program as a part-time or full-time student for the full academic year.

What kinds of scholarships are available?

The Kappa Delta Foundation offers undergraduate merit, undergraduate need-based and graduate merit scholarships. Most scholarships are open to all applicants, but some have been established for a particular chapter, field of study, state of residence or college.

The undergraduate merit and need-based scholarship applications are different. Students who wish to apply for both must complete both applications.

The Corre Anding Stegall Collegiate Leadership Award application is also a separate application.

What do I need to apply?

There are a few requirements you’ll need to check off before you can submit your application. You will need:

  • A completed, electronic scholarship application (no snail mail, please!).
  • Unofficial academic transcripts from every college or university you’ve attended.
  • Address information for your permanent residence AND the address of your residence while you’re attending school.
  • Your Academic Office’s mailing address.
  • Responses to the essay questions.

For undergraduate merit and graduate scholarships:

  • Complete lists of KD involvement and community involvement
  • Academic or other awards
  • Work experience

For undergraduate need-based scholarships:

  • Combined family income (from parents or other sources.)
  • An estimated cost of your tuition and fees, books and supplies, and room & board for the coming academic year.
  • Your yearly wages or other sources of income
  • Total amount of outstanding educational loans to date
  • Total amount of other scholarships or grants awarded for the upcoming academic year

What is optional:

  • A copy of your FAFSA

How are applicants scored?

For merit scholarships, applicants are scored in several categories: academic achievement, involvement (KD/campus/community/work), and personal statements. For need-based scholarships, applicants are scored based on academic achievement, financial need and personal statements.

What can I use the scholarship to pay for?

Kappa Delta Foundation scholarships can be applied toward academic expenses, including tuition and course related fees. Because the Kappa Delta Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, our scholarships cannot be applied toward Kappa Delta or sorority-specific expenses, including dues.

If you have leftover scholarship funds at the end of the year, the unused funds may not be applied to the next academic year’s tuition or your graduate school tuition and must be returned to the Kappa Delta Foundation.

How will I be notified if selected?

Applicants are notified via email if they have or have not received a scholarship. The foundation will use your preferred email address indicated in your application. Applicants are announced over the spring/summer. Please be careful to submit an email address that you will have access to while you are away from school.

Where will my scholarship money be sent?

In the summer prior to the start of the school year, the scholarship will be sent to your university on your behalf. You will have the opportunity to update your university information before your scholarship is distributed. Your student ID number will be included on the memo line of the check, so the university knows where to apply the scholarship.

To ensure your scholarship is applied correctly, the Kappa Delta Foundation sends instructions with all checks asking the university to apply the scholarship fully to your fall semester tuition. It is your responsibility to monitor your account to make sure the full scholarship is applied to fall semester tuition.