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Beacon of Light Foundation of Eta Xi Sigma of Sigma Gamma Rho 2024 Centennial Scholarship

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated was founded on November 12, 1922, on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. The sorority, which is the only one of the four National Pan-Hellenic Council sororities started on a predominantly white college campus, was chartered by seven school teachers who were determined to create an organization of women who were committed to higher education, dedicated to youth, living by the highest ethical standards, and rendering unselfish service to make a better society.

On August 16, 1992, forty-six women chartered Eta Xi Sigma Alumnae Chapter in Oak Lawn, Illinois, one of the largest graduate chapters in Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority’s history. As their numbers grew, they saw a need to further their Founders’ dream of achievement through higher education, and thus, expanded their services in the community through the awarding of college scholarships to highly talented and deserving graduating high school seniors. Scholarship recipients will be identified as Eta Xi Sigma Scholars and honored at our annual Pre-Mother’s Day Rhomania Celebration.

All applications must be postmarked by Sunday, March 17, 2024, by 11:59 pm.
Eligibility Requirements:

  • African American/Black graduating High School Senior who plans to attend a 4-year college/university in the Fall

  • GPA of 3.0 unweighted or higher on a 4.0 scale

  • Permanent resident of the Chicago metropolitan area


Application Deadline: Applications must be completed and received by March 17, 2024.

Incomplete applications and those that are not postmarked by March 17, 2024, will not be considered.

Click the link below to fill out the application online.


If you have any questions and/or concerns, please send an email to our Scholarship Committee at  or send a message using the contact box below. 

2024 Scholarship Application

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