Jabberwock Scholarship Program & Cotillion
Jabberwock Cotillion 2018
Brooklyn Alumnae has produced Jabberwock biennially since 1985's "Dreamer of the Dream" inaugural event. Today, we continue the tradition with 2018's theme, "Through the Looking Glass: Reflections of Grace & Strength." Our Jabberwock program features educational, cultural, community service, and personal enrichment activities for the partipants while also serving as a successful fundraising vehicle for the chapter.
The young woman that fully participates in the 7-month program and raises the highest amount of money throughout, will be crowned “Miss Jabberwock” at our culminating cotillion in May 2018. In recognition of her efforts, Miss Jabberwock will receive a percentage of the funds raised by her team, her family, and her community to be used toward funding her college education. Additional scholarships will be provided to runners up correlating to the amounts raised, subject to the Jabberwock rules and guidelines. The Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter uses the remaining funds for scholarships, programming and special projects that serve the greater Brooklyn community.
⇣ About Jabberwock
In his classic book, "Alice in Wonderland," Lewis Carroll created the character known as the Jabberwock. This mythical character called together all the creatures of his kingdom for the purpose of sharing their talents – a gala event.
The first Delta Jabberwock, an idea conceived by Soror Marion Conover of Boston’s Iota Chapter in 1925, began as a means of raising scholarship funds. This member of Iota Chapter presented a variety of performers who competed for monetary prizes. Thus, from this successful venture, Delta Sigma Theta’s Jabberwock event was born and became a part of Delta tradition.
Soon, Iota's annual production was adopted by chapters of the sorority throughout the country. Since that time, innumerable Jabberwocks have been produced by chapters in the United States and abroad. On December 28th, 1947, Jabberwock was formally adopted and copyrighted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta chapters have convened various organizations in the community for the express purpose of fostering positive relationships and providing an evening of fun and entertainment. The proceeds from Jabberwock are designated for scholarship and community projects.
⇣ Jabberwock 2016
Congratulations to Miss Jabberwock 2016 Mia Harrison!
Jabberwock 2016 Souvenir Journal
Suzette S. Scarborough
Nakia D. Hansen