Betty Brown Scholarship



The Tucson Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, is pleased to announce that our Betty Brown Scholarship Application period is NOW OPEN.

Mrs. Betty Brown was a beloved teacher and school administrator for 35 years. She spent 30 of those years working in the Tucson Unified School District in Tucson, Arizona. Upon her death in September 2000, her sorority renamed its scholarship fund in her honor. Scholarship recipients are females of Black or African American heritage. Mrs. Brown left a legacy of high academic standards, commitment to community service, and a love of humanity.

To honor her legacy, the Tucson Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors who have a passion to learn, a determination to succeed, and an eagerness to earn a college degree. NEW this year, we are NOW offering scholarships to graduating community college students transferring to a university.

Our scholarships awards will vary up to $2,500. If interested in applying for this scholarship, please read the entire application, review the criteria below and submit the completed application and supported documentation to the Tucson Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 

Completed applications & all documents are due by April 26th, 2024.


  • High school senior or community college student
  • Female of African American or African heritage
  • Lives within Southern Arizona (To include Pima, Santa Cruz, & Cochise counties)
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Accepted to an accredited 4-year college or university upon graduation from high school or community college

A COMPLETE application packet MUST include the following:

  • Completed and signed online application
  • Personal Essay
  • High School Students ONLY: Official current high school transcript (printed within the last 30 days)
  • College Students ONLY: Official current college transcript (printed within the last 30 days)
  • One letter of recommendation from a School Counselor, Program Advisor or Community Leader (see application guidelines for letter requirements)
  • Proof of your 4-year College/University acceptance.

Official transcripts & Signed Recommendation letters can be sent in one of 2 ways:

  1. Emailed to
  2. Mailed to Tucson Alumnae Chapter

Attn: Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 13732

Tucson, AZ 85732

If there are any questions, please contact the Committee Chair:

Ms. Belinda Stevens