Kappa Delta Foundation Announces 2016-2017 Graduate Scholarship Recipients
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Kappa Delta Foundation is pleased to award $40,900 in graduate scholarships to 18 deserving Kappa Delta alumnae. The 2016-17 recipients are:
- Alpha Chi Chapter Graduate Scholarship – Hannah Gissendanner, Alpha Chi-Louisiana Tech
- Alumna Grant For Continuing Education Scholarship – Abbie Sadler, Nu-Oklahoma State
- Barbara Gibson Froemming Scholarship – Abigail Kemp, Eta Alpha-Texas A&M
- Dorothea B. Cavin Scholarships:
- Theresa Mullineaux, Epsilon Iota-Missouri
- Jennifer Seng, Delta Zeta-Louisiana/Monroe
- Helen A. Snyder Scholarship – Kara Conley, Beta Pi-Florida
- Herff Jones Graduate Fellowship – Caitlin Green, Theta Theta-Rhode Island
- Janice E. Arnett Continuing Education Scholarship – Maureen O’Doherty, Alpha Lambda-Oregon
- Janice E. Arnett Graduate Scholarships:
- Alexandra Renfroe, Sigma Lambda-Auburn
- Carrie Mattingly, Alpha Xi-Louisville
- Janice E. Arnett Scholarship For Leadership & Volunteerism – Elizabeth Zofkie, Zeta Iota-St. Louis
- Jessie Palmiter Berry Graduate Scholarship – Xinyi “Bella” Shu, Sigma Upsilon-Indiana
- Kailash, Mona & Anila Jain Scholarship – Emily Brazell, Alpha Xi-Louisville
- Mindy Sopher Scholarship – Jennifer Jameson, Epsilon Tau-Clemson
- Minnie Mae Prescott Scholarship – Margaret Claire Chenault, Zeta Alpha-Texas Tech
- Muriel Johnstone Scholarship – Kelsey Holdbrooks, Alpha Upsilon-Birmingham-Southern
- Volunteer Scholarship – Samara Preisler, Gamma Nu-Miami
- Winifred Hill Boyd Graduate Scholarship – Raychal Reed, Delta Omega-Mississippi State
“Furthering education beyond an undergraduate degree is important for many of our sisters. The foundation is honored to be able to provide our members with an opportunity to continue working toward their future dreams,” said Bonnie Warren (Beta Sigma-Southern Mississippi), chairman of the Kappa Delta Foundation board of directors.
Each year, the foundation awards in excess of $195,000 in undergraduate and graduate scholarships to Kappa Delta members across the nation. Scholarships are made possible through gifts and bequests to the Kappa Delta Foundation.
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Kappa Delta Sorority is a national organization for women with more than 230,000 members, 163 active collegiate chapters and more than 500 chartered alumnae chapters nationwide. Kappa Delta is active in a number of philanthropic endeavors, including the prevention of child abuse and confidence-building programming with the Girl Scouts of the USA. In 2009, the sorority created the Confidence Coalition to promote confidence in girls and women. In 2010, Kappa Delta established International Girls Day to empower girls to reach their potential. It also created International Women’s Friendship Month for women everywhere. Kappa Delta’s national headquarters is in Memphis, Tenn.