Sigma Sigma Chapter awards scholarships every two years during its Quality of Life Founders' Day Luncheon. The following scholarships are awarded:
The Frankie C. Johnson Schloarship is awarded to a high school senior who is a member of the Sigma Sigma Rhoer Club.
The Melba Jones Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a collegiate member of the sorority of any undergraduate chapter.
The Sigma Sigma Graduate Scholarship is awarded to a graduate member of Sigma Sigma Chapter pursuing an advanced degree.
The Sigma Sigma Book Stipend is awarded to any high school senior entering college or current collegiate student at an accredited university.
The next Quality of Life Awards & Founders' Day Luncheon will be held November 2010. Scholarship applications will be available September 2010.
Mwanamugimu (Wah-nah-moo-gee-moo), in cooperation with Africare, Inc., is an essay contest for 3rd to 12th grade students whose goal is to provide an opportunity for students to increase their knowledge of the historical and contemporary development of Africa. Mwanamugimu is a proverb from the Republic of Uganda that means "from small acorns come mighty oaks."
A Portrayal of Little Giants: The Children of Africa
The objectives are to provide participants the opportunity to learn about Africa in a structured way, heighten awareness of African cultural heritage, and improve writing and research skills.
There are three categories for the contest: Elementary, Middle School, and High School. Winners from each category will have their winning essay submitted to the regional level. During a Boule year (i.e. July 2010), regional winners will advance to the national level. Winners declared at the Boule are recognized at the Awards Banquet. Winners in each category will receive a Certificate, trophy, and/or monetary gift.
The Contest timeline is as follow:
March - Application due // April - Essays due
The power of oratory skills is still necessary even in this age of technology. In conjuction with Our Authors' Study Club, Inc., Sigma Sigma Chapter hosts an Oratorical Contest each year using the national Black History Month theme provided by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH).
The 2010 Theme is "The History of Black Ecomonic Empowerment"
The Oratorical Contest will be held March 13, 2010 as part of the our National Youth Symposium (please calendar section for more information). Monetary awards and trophies are awarded to the first, second and third place winners.
The mission of the National Education Fund, Inc. (NEF) is to provide scholarship aid to needy students both male and female of all races and to conduct educational programs to enhance the quality of life. Scholarships are awarded to high schol students, undergraduates, and post-graduate student who can demonstrate financial need.
Please visit the following site for the application which is due April 30 of every year: http://www.sgrho1922.org/page.php?page_id=107733&parent_id=107735