April 1, 2014
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Melanie Daniels, President
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Wilmington, DE. The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Delaware Chapter (NCBW DE) today announced the release of its Dr. Teresa D. Drummond
Scholarship application. As part of its education initiative, the NCBW DE Chapter Scholarship Fund honors Dr. Teresa D. Drummond, a scholar devoted to national public service. A chartered Officer of the Delaware Chapter who departed this life long before her time, Dr. Drummond was a graduate of Howard High School, the University of Delaware and Ohio State University where she was conferred a Doctorate of Philosophy. For many women a college degree and/or vocational skills certification is key to higher earnings and a better life. A woman with a bachelor’s degree earns 78 percent more than a woman with only a high school education. The NCBW recognizes the cost of tuition can be a financial barrier to aspiring students and/or their families.
Since inception the NCBW DE has mobilized its constituency and collaborated with education and policy leaders to advocate for pay equity and access to affordable, quality education. “The common element for our scholarship initiative is based upon practicing real time social justice philanthropy and consistent advocacy for education. The NCBW DE is committed to sustaining this award as funding education today has become even more challenging. We know that many non-profit organizations have cut-back or discontinued their scholarship efforts. NCBW DE is grateful to our members, donors, and corporate sponsors who make these types of awards possible, and who believe in the power of education to enable people, especially women and girls, to achieve their dream of attaining a college degree,” says Melanie Daniels, Delaware Chapter President. “We are proud of the efforts of the members of the NCBW DE Chapter as they are leaders in educational stewardship and along with fellow chapters across the country, have granted over $250,000 in scholarship awards to deserving students in their communities” says National President, Michele McNeill-Emery. “They are investing in current and
future leaders of this country and are to be commended for their leadership and commitment,” says McNeill-Emery. The Drummond scholarship provides support to eligible Delaware high school seniors, matriculating or non-traditional students pursuing a college education within three categories:

? High school senior that has been accepted into a technical trade, associate degree or undergraduate degree program;
? Matriculating student enrolled in a technical, associate or undergraduate degree program; and
? Non-traditional student (including not recent high school graduates, GED recipients, women with criminal history, women in recovery, women with children, and/or women in the workforce returning to school who have been accepted into a technical, associate, undergraduate or graduate degree

Camille Henderson, a former Drummond Scholarship recipient, appreciates the support received from NCBW DE. A political science major at Spelman College in Atlanta, Henderson states, “had it not been for the financial support received from the Coalition’s Dr. Teresa D. Drummond Scholarship, the
wonders of my heart would have transformed into dreams deferred. I would’ve never experienced the opportunity to be trained among the elite at Spelman, become a member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, or complete a summer internship at the Children’s Defense Fund in Washington, DC. I am
forever grateful for the many doors the NCBW DE opened.”

“Promoting and supporting educational access is a core policy focus for NCBW DE” says Dr. Kim Allen, Education Committee Chair. “We believe our efforts not only soften the financial burden to the student and/or their parents, but we are actively contributing to a college educated public and workforce for Delaware,” says Allen.

The NCBW DE has awarded more than $90,000 in scholarship. This year, contingent upon available funding, NCBW DE plans to award a total of $10,000 to eligible students.

Additional information about the Dr. Teresa D. Drummond Scholarship, its requirements, and application form may be accessed at the website www.ncbwde.org. For consideration, applications must be postmarked and mailed to the NCBW Delaware Chapter office no later than June 6, 2014. Faxes, emails, late, hand-delivered or incomplete applications will be rejected.

About the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Delaware Chapter Chartered in 1995, the mission of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Delaware Chapter
(NCBW-DE) is to advocate on behalf of Black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education, and economic empowerment.

Standing united with its sister Chapters, collectively NCBW serves as a voice for more than 14 million Black women in the United States.

For more information about NCBW Delaware call (302) 658-0410 or visit the website at www.ncbwde.org.