Delaware State University’s Student Government Association has taken on the challenge of financial support for students by establishing a $10,000 endowed scholarship.
According to Kathleen Charlot, SGA president, the new SGA Scholarship Fund will be specifically for returning students and will be merit-based, requiring that the eligible students have at least a 3.0 grade-point-average.
Ms. Charlot, who presented a $10,000 check to DSU President Harry L. Williams just prior to the Oct. 16 DSU Homecoming Game between North Carolina A&T and Del State, said financial struggles are a constant concern that they hear especially from returning students.
“Instead of complaining about the University not having enough scholarship money, we decided to take matters into our own hands,” Ms. Charlot said.
The SGA president said that the new endowment fund was generated from its budget, taking from revenues that have earned from different events. Ms. Charlot said the SGA has also made a provision for the money to continue to go into the fund.
“We put it in our constitution and by-laws that the SGA has to put 10% of its revenue into the endowment,” she said.