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The Mildred Dudley Peters Scholarship

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The Norfolk Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated has positively impacted the community since being chartered in 1929. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority places a strong emphasis on educational development as one of its key pillars and believes in the power of education to uplift individuals and communities. As a testament to this commitment, Norfolk Alumnae offers an annual scholarship to support and recognize outstanding academic achievement and pay homage to our beloved chapter member, the late Mildred Dudley Peters.


Mildred Dudley Peters was a devoted member of the Norfolk Alumnae Chapter and the first African American Supervisor for black schools in Norfolk, Virginia. In that capacity, she is responsible for revising the curriculum for the teaching of history, geography, and government. Mrs. Peters' life motto was “Give your best to the world and the best will come back to you.” She embodied what it meant to be a true educator and a compassionate leader and was admired by all graced with her presence. This scholarship honors her legacy and commitment to the educational development of students in the Norfolk community.


The Mildred Dudley Peters Scholarship is offered annually in the amount of $5000 to qualified high school seniors during their first semester of enrollment at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). 

To be eligible for consideration, a scholarship applicant must:

  • Be a United States Citizen, U.S. National, or U.S. Permanent Resident

  • Attend one of the five public high schools in Norfolk, Virginia

  • Attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU)

  • Have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.7 or above on a 4.0 scale

  • Not be an immediate relative of a member of the Norfolk Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

For any questions, please reach out to the Scholarship Committee at 

The Grace Branchcomb Perkins Public Service Award

The Grace Branchcomb Perkins Public Service Award was established in 1979 in honor and memory of  Mrs. Perkins who was a loyal member of the Norfolk Alumnae Chapter and an educator whose life exemplified the primary focus of Delta Sigma Theta — Service. Applications are now open to Norfolk Public School's high school seniors. Recipients will receive a $500 book stipend and new laptop. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2024.

For any questions, please contact the May Week committee at

Google Career Certificate Scholarship

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Scholarships for the new Google Career Certificates are available, and we are excited to help bring these scholarships to our community. 
The Google Career Certificate program can help you get on the fast track to a competitively paid job in a high-growth field. You don’t need relevant experience or a degree to complete this flexible, online job training. Just put the skills, passion, and ambition you already have to work.

Designed by Google, this self-paced, online training program can prepare you for careers in the high-growth fields of:

  • Cybersecurity

  • Data Analytics

  • Digital marketing & e-commerce

  • IT support

  • Project Management

  • User experience (UX) design


​With under 10 hours spent studying a week, you can be prepped for a new career in under six months. Once you graduate from the Google Career Certificate program, you can connect directly with over 150 top U.S. employers to jump-start your job search. Explore what the program has to offer at

There are over 2.4 million job openings across Certificate fields and the demand is growing. Earn a credential and stand out to employers with a Google Career Certificate.  

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