September 17, 2020
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Kappa Delta Foundation awarded a total of $84,798 in Emergency Hardship scholarships to 42 Kappa Delta undergraduate and graduate students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These scholarships are in addition to the $263,750 in scholarships awarded by the foundation this summer.
“As fall semesters begin at universities across the nation, these scholarships will provide essential financial support for our sisters affected by COVID-19,” said Beth Martin Langford (Kappa Alpha-Florida State), chair of the Kappa Delta Foundation Board of Directors. “We are grateful for Kappa Delta sisters, friends, family members and the foundation board who made it possible to meet the needs of our members and offer these emergency hardship scholarships.”
The recipients, 10 of which wish to remain anonymous, represent women from 33 Kappa Delta chapters, 16 divisions, and 23 states from all regions of the country. They are:
“The COVID-19 pandemic was accompanied by multiple unexpected challenges for my family, including hospital visits and medical bills, which only added to the stress of paying my tuition,” shared one recipient. “This award provides significant help and will bring down the cost of my tuition. Being a scholarship recipient reminds me of the support and acceptance I will always have through KD.”
Established in 1981, the Kappa Delta Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to secure funds for the educational, leadership and charitable purposes of Kappa Delta Sorority, a national organization for women with more than 277,000 members, 168 active collegiate chapters and 223 active alumnae chapters nationwide. The foundation is supported by member donations and bequests that fund programs and initiatives such as scholarships, internships, grants and more. Kappa Delta National Headquarters is in Memphis, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.kappadelta.org/foundation.
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