Alleviating the financial burden for the next generation
In 1977, the annual Scholarship Brunch was created to raise money for the chapter’s scholarship fund. Since inception, the cost of tuition for one year rose from $1,800 to now exceeding $25,000. Spelman is proud of its 76 percent graduation rate; however, many young women are unable to reach their post-secondary educational dreams due to lack of finances.
Each year the chapter hosts a power-packed event, with more than 400 in attendance, that is designed to inspire and empower. During this event, the chapter not only awards scholarships, but honors alumnae who have made significant contributions to our community and world. This event allows us to accomplish our goal of providing up to 50% of the tuition amount for a sophomore scholar and up to 100% tuition for a graduating senior.
This year's event: We Made the Choice
Join us, Saturday, November 7, 2020, as we honor three distinguished alumnae. If that’s not enough, we will tackle racial injustice, share powerful alumnae stories of why they made the choice, highlight our sponsors, and have a few surprise guests.