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Deadline Approaching for 2022-2023 Scholarship and Internship Opportunities. Apply Now!

DREF awards scholarship and internship opportunities to student applicants entering college or continuing their academic programs. Online applications are available now! Students must meet both academic and community service requirements. The deadline for submission for each scholarship and internship is March 31, 2022. To learn more about the application guidelines click on the subject line.

Scholarship and Internship Opportunities 


The following opportunities are available now for 2022-2023 financial support.  We encourage all applicants to have all of the necessary documents prepared before starting the application:

The Oleta Lawanda Crain Scholarship will be awarded to three deserving female students graduating from high school in 2022 and who reside in the states of Colorado, Missouri, or Oklahoma. The scholarship will be awarded to one female student per state in the amount of $2,000. The applicant must have a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Each scholarship recipient must be accepted for enrollment at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) for the fall semester following their high school graduation. Additionally, the applicant must have demonstrated community service and leadership at their high school and in their community.

Ruby Dee Legacy of Sisterhood Scholarship for the Arts is awarded annually to a deserving African American female student who is either a junior or senior collegiate or a graduate student majoring in English, Literature, Drama, Art, Music, African American Studies, Communications, Education, Fine Arts, Performing Arts, or Visual Arts. The $1,000 merit-based scholarship is made possible by a generous donation to the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF), by Dr. Francene Breakfield and L. Denise Wells, longtime members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Co-Authors of An Anthology of Sisterhood. Applicant must have permanent residency (home address) in a state that is part of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Southern Region or Eastern Region. 

The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Summer Internship (STJ) is awarded to an undergraduate student currently enrolled in a college or university with a demonstrated interest in public service, governance, and the policy-making process. The STJ Institute offers an annual summer internship for young women to work in the U.S. Congress. The STJ Internship is presented in collaboration with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Students will gain experience in the office of a member of the United States Congress, receive a stipend and be provided room and board at a local university.

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 The deadline for submitting completed applications is March 31, 2022.  







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