KDChi Foundation Awards Scholarships to deserving women...

KDChi Foundation Awards Scholarships to deserving women...



Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.
Leading with Integrity, United through Service.
Contact: San Juanita García, Director of Scholarships
Kappa Delta Chi National Foundation
[email protected]

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Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Foundation Awards Scholarships to deserving women

For Immediate Release:

July 10, 2010 (Lubbock, TX) The Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Foundation is proud to announce multiple scholarship awards for high school senior women pursuing a higher education at a four year university and members of our organization attending undergraduate institutions.

These scholarships are highly competitive and are targeted to women dedicated to service, leadership, and academic achievement. The foundation is not only dedicated to alleviating economic hardships related to the costs of pursuing a higher education among high achieving high school senior women but it also promotes and motivates KDChi sisters to continue striving for academic excellence by providing financial support via scholarships at the undergraduate and graduate level.

This year's overall competition was extremely competitive given the substantial amount of applications received. Specifically, the scholarship committee received over 850 applications for the high school level competition from coast to coast. Many applicants met all the qualifications of service, leadership, and academic achievement thus making it more difficult for the committee to make their final selections. The following four scholarship winners are all first-generation college students with exemplary academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to community service.

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. National Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of this year's high school graduate, $500 scholarship:

*Alexandra Navarrete of Chicago, IL
Navarette graduated high school as valedictorian and will attend Saint Xavier University to pursue Nursing. She shared the following: "I have always heard that minorities are the most likely to drop out of high school and are the least likely to go to college... I do not want to be another statistic. I want to be a nurse, so other Latinas have someone to look up to."

*Griselda Madrigal of Sunnyside, WA
Madrigal will be attending Central Washington University. She aspires to be a Math Teacher and shared the following: "Being the daughter of two farm workers has impacted the perspective I have in education. I have seen my parent's sacrifices and struggles to give their children a better life. Although my parents lacked an education they have always been very supportive of my education and have always pushed me to do my best in school. Their support will allow me to change my future."

*Donna Garcia of Fort Worth, TX
García graduated high school with honors and will attend the University of Texas at Austin to pursue a double major in Natural Science and Business. She's lived with her grandmother since the age of four. She shared the following: "My family is not used to the idea of college. Many of them would rather have me find a job right away after high school. As a young girl, I've always seen college as a way out, a way to a better future, therefore I started to set up for that escape. Being the first to do anything can be very discouraging, but I want to show my cousins that high school is not where we stop."

*Dionna Troung of Oakland, CA
Truong will be attending the University of California, Davis to pursue a Biological Science degree to become a nurse. Dionna was raised by a single mother and is the second oldest of four children. She shares the following, "Understanding my family's situation, I have become a stronger person. When I become successful one day, I will give back to my community and help others. Also, I will continue to strive for higher education because that will be the guarantee to my future success and achievements."

The foundation also supports KDChi sisters with the Irene Montoya Undergraduate & Graduate Scholarships established in 2004. The scholarship was named in honor of Irene Montoya, a Founder of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. Irene's continued support, contributions and dedication to the sorority have impacted the success of the organization. Through this scholarship, members are rewarded for their commitment to community service, leadership, academics, and achievements within the sorority and in their communities.

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. National Foundation is proud to announce the Irene Montoya Undergraduate Scholarship Award, $500 scholarship.

*Eva Anaya born in Salinas, CA and raised in Durango, Mexico
Anaya is a junior at the University of Oklahoma (Sigma Chapter) who is pursuing a nursing degree. At her chapter, she served as Treasurer and Corresponding Secretary.

*Amalia Diego of Long Beach, CA
Diego is a senior at California State University, Dominguez Hills (Alpha Gamma chapter). She is pursuing a Criminal Justice degree and will serve as President of the chapter beginning this fall.

The purpose of providing these scholarships is to continue to make a difference in the community by directly assisting deserving women in realizing their academic goals of obtaining a higher education. Congratulations to all recipients and may they continue participating in community service, leadership roles, and excelling in their academic studies. ¡¡Sí se puede!!

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The purpose of the Kappa Delta Chi National Foundation is to develop and implement programs that exclusively support philanthropic purposes and to establish educational scholarships and grants.

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. is a Latina founded, 501 c 7, national sorority who aims to achieve professional development, academic excellence, and graduation of all its members; an organization dedicated to community service to their local university communities with an emphasis on the Hispanic/Latino population. KDChi was founded on April 6, 1987 at Texas Tech University. You may visit us on the web at www.KappaDeltaChi.org.

Leading with Integrity, United through Service.




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