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Educational Development
FCAC Youth Programs


The FCAC 2024 scholarship application deadline has passed. Thank you for all of your submissions! Please email any questions to


The Fairfax County Alumnae Chapter is proud to offer high school scholarships for female African American high school seniors who demonstrate a high degree of scholarship, leadership, and community service. Applicants must:

  • have a 3.0 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale

  • Be a resident of Fairfax County, Virginia


The application window for our 2023 – 2024 Delta Academy and Delta GEMS Programs is now closed.

We hope to see you in our next program cycle!

All who are interested in participating in the Delta GEMS & Academy Program will be required to attend an information session with their parents/guardians.

After your application has been reviewed and accepted, you will receive additional information regarding the session.

Email Questions to:

Delta Academy

Delta Academy provides an opportunity for FCAC to enrich and enhance the education that our young teens receive in public schools across the nation. Specifically, we augment their scholarship in math, science, and technology, their opportunities to provide service in the form of leadership through service learning defined as the cultivation and maintenance of relationships. A primary goal of the program is to prepare young girls for full participation as leaders in the 21st Century. Some planned activities implemented most often include computer training, self-esteem and etiquette workshops, field trips for science experiences or college exposure, and special outings to cultural events, museums, plays, and concerts. 

Delta GEMS

The goals for Delta GEMS:

  1. To instill the need to excel academically;

  2. To provide tools that enable girls to sharpen and enhance their skills to achieve high levels of academic success;

  3. To assist girls in proper goal setting and planning for their futures in high school and beyond; and

  4. To create compassionate, caring, and community-minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities.

The Delta GEMS program offers a road map for college and career planning through activities that provide opportunities for self-reflection and individual growth. Delta GEMS, like Delta Academy, is implemented by chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and participants have the opportunity to define and “Discover their individual Brilliance.”


Both informal and empirical data suggests that the vast majority of African-American males continue to be in crisis and are not reaching their fullest potential educationally, socially and emotionally. EMBODI is designed to address these issues through dialogue and recommendations for change and action. EMBODI addresses issues related to STEM education, culture, self-efficacy, leadership, physical and mental health, healthy lifestyle choices, character, ethics, relationships, college readiness, fiscal management, civic engagement and service learning.

Click HERE to watch our "Beyond The Classroom: Navigating Relationships, Ethics, and Character Development." panel discussion.

FCAC Arts & Letters Youth Contests

The FCAC Arts & Letters Committee looks for young creatives to bring their unique perspective to a carefully crafted theme each year. This year's theme was, "Distinction." Thank you for the collection of inspired written and visual images to share with the community, with each entry we received! 

Arts and Letters
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