African Violet Scholarship

On October 26, 1975, the Mu Pi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated made history as the first black sorority chartered at the University of Delaware. This was not a simple task for the 11 young women who would become the chapter's Charter members. They were from a visibly underrepresented group on a mostly white campus in the mid-1970s. Despite the challenges, the mighty chapter was born, forever cementing its place in university history.

In the 41 years of continuous uninterrupted service at the University of Delaware, the Mu Pi Chapter has produced engineers, physicians, lawyers, state officials, bankers, teachers and artists to name a few. Their success as professionals is rooted in the knowledge and experiences obtained through their sisterhood. As the 11 Charter members made history in 1975, we now have an opportunity to make history at the university again.

Now is the time to make history by becoming the first black sorority to establish an endowed scholarship at the University of Delaware.

The creation of an endowed scholarship at the University of Delaware signifies that the ladies initiated through the Mu Pi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated are dedicated to the support and success of students who might otherwise be forgotten.

Each of us owes our success to someone who gave us an opportunity. We owe it to the narrative of our legacy and our place in university history to continue to be change agents at the university even after we've graduated. Organizations that create and award scholarships become stakeholders in the university's future, shaping and molding the trajectory of its students one person at a time.


We need you to make this a reality. In order to endow this scholarship, we need your help to raise $50,000.

Please make a one-time or recurring tax-deductible gift to help us reach our goal.


For those women initiated through the Mu Pi Chapter we are asking each of you to donate $1,100 (if you graduated prior to 2007) and $500 (if you graduated in 2007 or later) as a lump sum or pledge to be paid over 22 months. The site provides various options around donation amount and donation frequency based on your preference. The site also provides the flexibility to update your current donation amount/frequency once set-up.



Example - Monthly Donation:

If you graduated prior to 2007, we are asking that you pledge $1,100.00 which would breakdown to $50.00/month for 22 months. When selecting this recurring option, click $50 and the Donate button at the top right of this page. A new window will pop up. Under "Donation Frequency" select Monthly. In "Ending (Optional)" choose the month and year 22 months from the date of this gift.

If you graduated in 2007 or later, we are asking that you pledge $500.00 which would breakdown to $22.72/month for 22 months. When selecting this recurring option, click $500 and the Donate button at the top right of this page. A new window will pop up. Under "Donation Frequency" select Monthly. In "Ending (Optional)" choose the month and year 22 months from the date of this gift.

Lump sum payments are welcomed as are contributions in excess of the suggested amounts.

Final payment must be made by April 2019.

*In the event that we fail to meet our goal by April, 2019, the funds will be transferred to our African Violet Memorial Award, a non-endowed award, which we currently award each year.

We need you to make this dream a reality. More importantly, a yet unknown student with unlimited potential will receive our support through this scholarship so their dreams become reality.


All gifts are tax-deductible. Check with your company's Human Resources department to see if your gift is eligible for a company match!

If you would like to make a pledge, click here to download our online pledge form.

Together We Can Make It Happen! Here's How:
Scholarship $50,000
$50,000
$12,983 Raised
25% towards $50,000 Goal

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