Delta Academy provides an opportunity for young women, ages 11-14, to engage in an educational program, tailored to their specific needs as growing individuals.

The program is designed for young women who need guidance while they transition through social, emotional and physiological development. Delta Academy participants will engage in fun learning experiences that provide mentoring, educational activities, and service learning opportunities.

Contact our Delta Academy Chairs - Jahna Nicks & 

Jeanitra Kennon-Hector for more information.

DELTA GEMS (Growing & Empowering Myself Successfully)

Dr. Jeanne L . Noble GEMS Institute is designed for young African-American women between the ages of 14 and 18 (or grades 9-12).  The program supports young women who have potential, but need guidance, support and skills to achieve success; young women who are interested in developing leadership skills; young women who are actively pursuing college and/or career options; and, young women who may need encouragement and support in pursuit of higher learning.

Contact our Delta GEMS Chairs - Faye Hayes &

Ashley Sewell for more information.

EMBODI: (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence)


EMBODI was designed to serve and uplift African-American males for a personal development and independence.


The goals of EMBODI are:

  1. To expand the horizon of young African American males by cultivating a personal vision for their lives;

  2. To provide tools for young African American males to attain a higher quality of life; To provide young African American males with an awareness of various college and career options to make rewarding life choices and decisions; and

  3. To create community-minded young African American males by actively involving potential educationally, socially, and emotionally.

Contact our EMBODI Chair - Jamela Joseph for more information.

2020 - 2021 Scholarship Requirements 


FIRST TIME APPLICANTS must meet all criteria:

Δ Be a high school senior or have received a GED.

Δ Have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Δ Be a resident of, or attend school in, Hayward, Fremont, Newark or Union City or one of our secondary service areas (Castro Valley, Dublin, Pleasanton, San Leandro, or San Lorenzo).

Δ Demonstrate leadership and active volunteer service in the African American community.

PRIOR SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS must meet all criteria:

Δ Be currently enrolled in a four-year college or university.

Δ Have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Δ Have received a scholarship from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Hayward-Tri-City Alumnae Chapter for no more than 3 years.


Mail Your Application To:

P. O. Box 4113







If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail the HTCAC Scholarship Committee for further assistance.

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