Delta Gamma Foundation provides resources for educational growth and philanthropic service for all members. Service for Sight has been at the heart of Delta Gamma’s philanthropic mission since 1936. The Delta Gamma Foundation has given over $2,800,000 in Service for Sight grants to organizations and schools that share the Foundation’s mission: to promote sight preservation and assistance to children and adults who are blind or visually impaired.
However, the work of the Foundation extends beyond service. The Foundation’s programs include scholarships, graduate fellowships, interest-free student loans, Service for Sight grants, leadership and educational programming, assistance to members in crisis and more.
Anchor Grants aid truly needy members of Delta Gamma, including members who find themselves in financial distress, emergency or crisis through aging, medical or other severe personal or family problems. A written financial statement and statement as to the reasons for need will be obtained from each applicant prior to any financial help being instituted. Three letters of reference must also be submitted to the Anchor Grant Committee. Two of the letters must be from Delta Gamma alumnae and one must be from an individual such as a doctor or member of the clergy who is knowledgeable about the member’s needs and reason for applying. All letters must be signed, dated and include the current phone number and address of the writer.
To apply for an Anchor Grant, you must be an initiated Delta Gamma member and in good standing with the Fraternity. If you are an alumna member of Delta Gamma and would like to apply for financial assistance, click here (to download an application as a Word document). For questions, contact Kathleen Kirby at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.800.644.5414.
- Delta Gamma Foundation fellowships are grants 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 roles in collegiate chapter and alumnae group, campus and community involvement and required recommendations.
- Yearly application deadline is April 1.
- If a fellowship is awarded, funds are sent directly to the university for credit to the recipient’s account beginning in the fall academic term. Funds are restricted to educational expenses only.
For more information on Delta Gamma Foundation fellowships, please contact Christine Boring, Director of Scholarships and Fellowships, at FNScholarFellow@deltagamma.org.
GRADUATE STUDENT LOANS
The Delta Gamma Foundation offers graduate loans up to $2,000. There is no application deadline! You may download a Student Loan Application by clicking here (Adobe Acrobat version).
- Student loans are interest free
- Payments begin three months after graduation or leaving school
- Repayable in 25 monthly installments of $80
- Borrowers may have only one loan at a time
- Loans may only be approved for tuition, books or other specific educational expenses
Send the following information to the Delta Gamma Foundation:
- Letter stating the intended purpose of the loan, indicating need and a willingness to accept the financial obligation of a loan – annual Delta Gamma alumnae dues must be paid for the current fiscal year, July 1–June 30.
- Completed application with co-signer statement
- Current official transcript from the Office of the Registrar or proof of recent acceptance into a degree program
- Signed letters of recommendation from:
1. Recent employer, faculty member or faculty adviser
2. President of alumnae group or another Delta Gamma
3. Faculty member
4. Delta Gamma friend who will always know applicant’s address
Send your application to the Delta Gamma Foundation, 3250 Riverside Dr., Columbus, OH 43221-0397. Contact Ernie Holladay, Foundation Accountant, at email@example.com for more information.