Members of a historically Black sorority at Grand Valley are raising money to support students while ensuring their own legacy on campus.
The Lambda Pi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. established an endowed scholarship in 2019 to celebrate its 45th anniversary at Grand Valley. Members set a goal of raising $450,000 over 10 years to help students complete their studies at GVSU. Less than a year into their campaign, they have raised $51,000.
Chapter president Maya Sanders, a senior who is majoring in behavioral neuroscience, said the scholarship will help eliminate barriers to college.
"If I would have had this scholarship, I wouldn't have had to work 40 hours a week in addition to going to school," Sanders said. "Receiving this scholarship will relieve the financial weight off of someone's shoulders."