College Scholarships
& Awards

Each year, the Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter provides thousands of dollars in scholarship awards to qualified high school and college students who reside in the borough of Brooklyn. Most of our awards are renewable, four-year scholarships for those enrolled as full-time students with grade point averages of 2.75 each semester based on a 4.0 system, or its equivalent.*

Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter administers four different types of scholarships/awards (see below). An applicant who is selected as a candidate to receive an award must attend an interview conducted by the Scholarship Committee; and provide proof of immigration status either as an U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.

BAC Scholarships & Awards:

Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter Scholarship - a four-year continuous scholarship for Brooklyn residents, ranging from $1,000.00 to $2,000.00 per year.  Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student in a four-year college or university.  Eligibility is based on maintaining a minimum 2.75 GPA for each semester. 

Beverly Vance Memorial Scholarship - a $1,000.00 renewable award for Brooklyn residents seeking a four-year degree with a major in CommunicationsSpeech, Drama, or a related field of study.  Continuous eligibility is based on full-time study with a minimum 2.75 GPA for each semester.  Applicant must be an entering freshman student.   

Shirley Chisholm Award - a $1,000.00 non-renewable award for a Brooklyn resident of the African Diaspora matriculating at Brooklyn College full-time with a major in Women’s Studies or Political Science. Eligibility is based on full-time study with a minimum 2.75 GPA.

Carrie L. Smith Award - a $1000.00 non-renewable award (fall semester only) for a Brooklyn resident who is a parent/legal guardian of a minor child. Applicant must have a 2.75 GPA and be in receipt of an Associate Degree the same year of receiving the award.  Applicant must be pursuing a Baccalaureate Degree at Medgar Evers College/CUNY full-time in the following semester.

Additional details on eligibility available in the scholarship packet.

*Children of members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (whether a member of Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter or another chapter) are ineligible for an academic award.


Scholarship Committee Chair

Claudia DePeyster