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Kappa Delta Foundation Presents Scholarships and KiDs Grants

MEMPHIS, Tennessee — The Kappa Delta Foundation awarded $25,000 in KiDs Grants and $188,563 in undergraduate and graduate scholarships June 30, 2019, at Kappa Delta’s 63rd Biennial National Convention in Dallas. 

“The Kappa Delta Foundation is able to provide scholarships and KiDs grants because of the support of our generous donors who invest in the future of our sisters and support innovative programs in our communities,” said Beth Martin Langford (Kappa Alpha-Florida State), chairman of the Kappa Delta Foundation Board of Directors. “The Kappa Deltas we support today will shape our country and world today and for years to come.” 

KiDs Grants allow Kappa Delta alumnae chapters and individual alumnae an opportunity to partner with local nonprofit agencies to provide quality programming and prevention-oriented projects that have a direct, positive effect on families and children. In total, $25,000 was awarded to eight recipients. The 2019 KiDs Grant recipients are: 

  • Houston Alumnae Chapter received a $5,000 grant on behalf of Texas Children’s Hospital in support of an early brain development program, delivered free of charge to families in the Greater Houston community.   
  • Julianne Johnson Paunescu, Alpha Delta-Rhodes, received a $4,800 grant on behalf of FAIR Girls Vida Home to provide resources for female survivors of sex and labor trafficking to apply for jobs, keep up with schoolwork and stay in touch with friends and family.  
  • San Antonio Alumnae Chapter received a $3,000 grant on behalf of ChildSafe to purchase items for the music and therapy program benefiting victims of sexual assault and domestic abuse.  
  • Tracy Keppel Leonard, Sigma Pi-Albion, received a $3,000 grant on behalf of Darkness to Light to educate 200 adults in the San Francisco Bay area on how to identify, report and prevent sexual abuse in children.  
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma Alumnae Chapter received a $3,000 grant on behalf of Family and Children’s Services to plan and implement the inaugural SUN (socks, underwear and necessities) Drive to benefit children who are victims of sexual abuse or other traumatic experiences.  
  • Marisa Repici Nye, Sigma Kappa-Ohio State, received a $2,650 grant on behalf of the Junior League of Columbus, Inc. that will supply 320 backpacks filled with school supplies to children in the Franklin County, Ohio foster care system.  
  • Austin Hill Country, TX Alumnae Chapter received a $1,800 grant on behalf of Girl Scouts of Central Texas to increase access for at-risk middle and high school girls to high impact service learning, college and career readiness and advocacy education.  
  • Orlando, Florida Alumnae Chapter received a $1,750 grant on behalf of the Harbor House of Central Florida, Inc. to support Camp HOPE America, a camp that supports children who have witnessed violence in the home. 

Additionally, the Kappa Delta Foundation awarded $190,563 in graduate and undergraduate scholarships to 94 deserving Kappa Delta collegians and alumnae.  

The 2019 graduate scholarship recipients are: 

ALPHA CHI CHAPTER GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Anna Morris, Alpha Chi-Louisiana Tech 

ALUMNA GRANT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

  • Elizabeth Kunder, Alpha Iota-California/Los Angeles 

BARBARA GIBSON FROEMMING SCHOLARSHIP

  • Jessica Stepp, Delta Tau-Morehead State 

DOROTHEA B. CAVIN SCHOLARSHIPS  

  • Kristen Krueger, Sigma Gamma-Kansas State 
  • Annie Robertson, Alpha Chi-Louisiana Tech 

HELEN A. SNYDER SCHOLARSHIP

  • Sarah Rothman, Eta Lambda-Franklin & Marshall 

HERFF JONES GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

  • Natalie Ferand, Zeta Alpha-Texas Tech 

JANICE E. ARNETT CONTINUING EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

  • Meghan Taylor-Steshyn, Beta Pi-Florida 

JANICE E. ARNETT GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS  

  • Rebecca Falls, Mu-Millsaps 
  • Lauren Johnson, Epsilon Omega-Kentucky 

JANICE E. ARNETT SCHOLARSHIP FOR LEADERSHIP & VOLUNTEERISM

  • Teresa Theiling, Epsilon Epsilon-Appalachian State 

JESSIE PALMITER BERRY SCHOLARSHIPS  

  • Jessica Kingery, Alpha Kappa-Oregon State

KAILASH, MONA & ANILA JAIN SCHOLARSHIP

  • Caitlin Green, Theta Theta-Rhode Island 

MINDY SOPHER SCHOLARSHIP

  • Leslie Merritt, Delta Pi-Middle Tennessee State 

MINNIE MAE PRESCOTT SCHOLARSHIP

  • Wendi Wang, Sigma Pi-Albion 

MURIEL JOHNSTONE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Megan Bottoms, Alpha Xi-Louisville 

PAMELA NIX MBA GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Brooke Newbern, Theta Eta-Old Dominion 

TRICIA RUMA SPENCE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Nicolette Glidden, Alpha Delta-Rhodes 

VOLUNTEER SCHOLARSHIP

  • Nicole Collins, Omega Chi-Cornell 

WINIFRED HILL BOYD SCHOLARSHIP

  • Christina Sego, Delta Gamma-Western Kentucky

The 2019 undergraduate scholarship recipients are: 

BETH MARTIN LANGFORD SCHOLARSHIP

  • Katie Slominski, Eta Tau-Florida Gulf Coast 

BETSY MARTIN SUNSHINE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Hannah Hill, Zeta Omicron-Wake Forest 

BETTE CHISHOLM RIKER BETA PI SCHOLARSHIPS 

  •  Emily Surgeoner, Beta Pi-Florida 
  •  Cece Planeta, Beta Pi-Florida 

BONNIE PURVIS WARREN SCHOLARSHIP

  • Bonnie Brantley, Epsilon Tau-Clemson 

CHERYL GRANT SIZER SCHOLARSHIP

  • Katie Cavender, Omicron-Illinois Wesleyan 

DOROTHY RAMAGE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Hannah Jensen, Beta Epsilon-Tulsa 

DOT MEARS SCHOLARSHIP

  • Sherry Dinh, Upsilon-Beloit 

EDITH WACKSMAN SCHOLARSHIP

  • Kaitlyn Prezioso, Kappa Alpha-Florida State 

ELIZABETH BANTA MUELLER SCHOLARSHIPS 

  • Meagan Wilkins, Epsilon Omega-Kentucky 
  • Jenn Seabolt, Eta Kappa-Northeastern 
  • Amanda Ruvolo, Eta Chi-Elon 

ERMA METZ BROWN SCHOLARSHIPS 

  • Molly Trantham, Eta Omega-Kennesaw State 
  • Madison Carroll, Delta Omicron-Eastern Kentucky 
  • Nicole Gonzalez, Beta Pi-Florida 

ERNESTINE L. NEWMAN SCHOLARSHIP

  • Taryn Blackstock, Nu-Oklahoma State 

FOUNDERS’ SCHOLARSHIPS 

  • Molly Baldock, Alpha Xi-Louisville 
  • Madison Kim, Epsilon Iota-Missouri 
  • Haley Doerr, Delta Gamma-Western Kentucky 
  • Shreya Balusu, Sigma Zeta-Michigan

FRANK & VIOLET KOKEN SCHOLARSHIP

  • Zoe Papa, Sigma Kappa-Ohio State  

GEORGIA STATE DAY SCHOLARSHIPS 

  • Shelby Olney, Delta Chi-LaGrange 
  • Lexus Butler, Delta Psi-West Georgia 
  • Emerson Kleider, Eta Mu-Georgia College & State 

GRACE FOLLMER and HELEN FOLLMER LUTZ SCHOLARSHIPS 

  • Emily Jacknewitz, Omega Xi-Cincinnati
  • Amber Cargill, Zeta-Alabama 

GRAYCE CHASE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Elizabeth Long, Delta Zeta-Louisiana/Monroe 

HELEN LAWRENCE GRYGIEL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Tiffany Shafer, Sigma Iota-Washington 

HELEN WATT ALSTON SCHOLARSHIP

  • Brittany DiCaprio, Beta Pi-Florida  

JACKIE PRICE DUNN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Jesserose Mireles, Eta Alpha-Texas A&M/College Station 

JEAN TUCKER STRADLEY SCHOLARSHIP

  • Anna Gorsick, Delta Iota-Murray State 

JEAN TUCKER STRADLEY-PI CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP

  • Nicole McLaughlin, Pi-Nebraska 

JESSIE PALMITER BERRY SCHOLARSHIP

  • Natalie Harris, Alpha Kappa-Oregon State

JODI SCHEURENBRAND SCHOLARSHIP

  • Vicky Trieu, Eta Iota-Pace 

JODY CORRY SCHOLARSHIP

  • Amber Foote, Eta Iota-Pace 

KAITLYN DOORHY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Gab Ruvo, Eta Nu-Sacred Heart 

KENTUCKY – KIM FLOOD RYAN SPIRIT SCHOLARSHIP

  • Olivia Owen, Epsilon Omega-Kentucky 

KIMBERLY WESTERFIELD PERRY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Ivy Abel, Alpha Mu-Mississippi 

LULA WALKER ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIP

  • Leah Jessee, Epsilon Omega-Kentucky 

LULA WALKER ALPHA PI SCHOLARSHIP

  • Heather Rodenberg, Alpha Pi-William & Mary 

LYDIA BAROUSSE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Elise Wyatt, Zeta Gamma-Arkansas 

M. AMANDA GORDON SCHOLARSHIPS 

  • Sam Parham, Gamma Chi-Lenoir-Rhyne 
  • Ilysa Crouch, Delta Upsilon-Tennessee Tech 
  • Amanda Prelewicz, Alpha Xi-Louisville 

MARGARET BUDD HAEMER SCHOLARSHIP

  • Jordana Terrell, Alpha Delta-Rhodes 

MARILYN MOCK SCHOLARSHIP

  • Lacey Schroeder, Zeta Gamma-Arkansas 

MARILYN SANDERSON THOMPSON SCHOLARSHIP

  • Darci Walton, Zeta Gamma-Arkansas 

MARION DAY MULLINS SCHOLARSHIP

  • Ansley Fleming, Epsilon Tau-Clemson 

MARY ATKINS HANNA SCHOLARSHIP

  • Makenzie Compton, Alpha Chi-Louisiana Tech 

MINNIE MAE PRESCOTT KAPPA DELTA STAFF RISK MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

  • Emma Reaney, Epsilon Sigma-Wofford 

MISSISSIPPI SCHOLARSHIP

  • Megan Wadsworth, Alpha Mu-Mississippi 

MURIEL JOHNSTONE SCHOLARSHIPS 

  • Rachel Pait, Delta Gamma-Western Kentucky    
  • Rachel Stander, Sigma Pi-Albion 

PAM BARTON STAPLES SCHOLARSHIP

  • Casey Maloney, Epsilon Gamma-North Georgia 

PHYLLIS M. MEISNER KAPPA DELTA PRESIDENT’S RISK MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

  • Hanna Zwerver, Theta Gamma-Brown 

REED & GLORIA PENINGTON SCHOLARSHIP

  • Suzanne Rhodes, Zeta Beta-Union

ROSE-MARIE GARCIA ANDERSON BETA TAU SCHOLARSHIPS 

  • Helena Augenstein, Beta Tau-Vanderbilt    
  • Lauren Nam, Beta Tau-Vanderbilt 

ROSE-MARIE GARCIA ANDERSON GAMMA NU SCHOLARSHIPS 

  • Carolyn Sindelar, Gamma Nu-Miami/Ohio       
  • Madeleine Whissell, Gamma Nu-Miami/Ohio

RUTH ROUSE DOLBERG SCHOLARSHIP

  • Carlee Dawkins, Zeta-Alabama 

SARAH AND MELISSA BETA RHO SCHOLARSHIP

  • Denise Montes, Beta Rho-San Diego State 

SARAH DAVIES KRAVIK SCHOLARSHIP

  • Chloe Birchfield, Sigma Tau-Washington State 

SIGMA UPSILON SCHOLARSHIP

  • Hannah Rudolph, Sigma Upsilon-Indiana 

SIGMA ZETA SCHOLARSHIPS 

  • Ewelina Papiez, Sigma Zeta-Michigan   
  • Megan Ziembowicz, Sigma Zeta-Michigan 

SUE JOHNSON ERNEST MEMORIAL TEXAS ALUMNAE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Abby Whitehead, Sigma Epsilon-Texas 

VADA MAY CORKERY STATE OF WASHINGTON SCHOLARSHIP

  • Roni Farkash, Sigma Iota-Washington 

VIRGINIA COWAN PIERSON ETA ALPHA SCHOLARSHIP

  • Stephanie Simpson, Eta Alpha-Texas A&M/College Station  

VIRGINIA COWAN PIERSON MU SCHOLARSHIP

  • Lindsey Osbon, Mu-Millsaps 

WESLEY H. & MARYBEL R. FLINT BUTLER ALPHA KAPPA SCHOLARSHIPS 

  • Natalie MacMillan, Alpha Kappa-Oregon State 
  • Allie Zinn, Alpha Kappa-Oregon State  
  • Kendyl Druffel, Alpha Kappa-Oregon State 
  • Josie Shannon, Alpha Kappa-Oregon State 

Established in 1981, the Kappa Delta Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to secure funds for the educational, leadership and charitable purposes of Kappa Delta Sorority, a national organization for women with more than 271,000 members, 168 active collegiate chapters and 224 chartered alumnae chapters nationwide. The foundation is supported by member donations and bequests that fund programs and initiatives such as scholarships, internships, grants and more. Kappa Delta National Headquarters is in Memphis, Tenn. For more information, visit www.kappadelta.org/foundation.