From the scholarship applications:
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. This sisterhood of predominantly Black college educated women was founded by 22 female students on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. on January 13, 1913 and currently includes over 250,000 members in over 940 chapters worldwide. The major programs of the Sorority are based upon the organization's Five Point Programmatic Thrust: Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness and Involvement.
The Burlington Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was chartered on May 28, 1988 in Burlington, NC and has been committed to serving Alamance County's communities for almost 25 years. Today, the Chapter remains in the forefront by creating opportunities for higher education via scholarships and youth development programs, stimulating public policy debates, and creating diverse community-based partnerships throughout its service area.
The General Scholarship Award was renamed the Gladys Outlaw Gallop Scholarship Award on April 25, 2009. Gladys Outlaw Gallop was instrumental in the work of the Chapter's General Scholarship Award Committee and was a dedicated professional educator who served in Alamance County's public schools for 30 years.