Delta GEMS

Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully

Age Group: Freshman -Senior High School Females

The Delta G.E.M.S. program is a four-year program designed to promote the educational and personal development of young ladies during their freshman through senior years in high school.  During this year round program, young ladies are exposed to African-American female mentors and role models and attend monthly workshops/activities which may include the following:


career choices / life choices

interviewing skills / resume writing

financial matters

college visit

public speaking / conflict resolution

community service

sisterhood / bonding activities


Young ladies that complete the four year program are eligible to receive a scholarship to be used at a college of their choice.  To participate in the Delta G.E.M.S., a young woman must attend a local area high school.


Dr. Betty Shabazz Academy

Age Group: Females ages 11-14 years

The Dr. Betty Shabazz Academy is a monthly after-school program centered on activities for young women ages 11 to 14, and focuses on emotional development, physiological transitioning, and exposure to global ideas and learning opportunities. The curriculum is designed to develop young women into effective and optimistic problems solvers with confidence about their future, and positive attitudes towards themselves and others.


Beautillion Militaire

Age Group: High School Junior and Senior Males

The Beautillion Militaire is a unique and exceptional program that promotes the educational and personal development of African-American, high school junior and senior males.  In addition to the many developmental workshops, participants compete for scholarships and awards.  During this five month program, the young men are exposed to monthly workshops/activities which may include:

career choices / life choices

interviewing skills / resume writing

community service

bonding activities

 male health and wellness


financial matters



The program culminates with a formal gala at which the young men are presented and scholarships awarded.



 The Cincinnati Queen City Alumnae Chapter is committed to helping our youth achieve their potential in life.  In addition to a variety of youth programs, the chapter offers scholarships to college bound students. Since 1989, area youth have been awarded over more than $300,000 in scholarships and awards.  Scholarship requirements include (but are not limited to) having a minimum 2.5 GPA, public service, and completing an interview. The following scholarships are available for those meeting the requirements:

Golden Delta Scholarship (The Beautillion)

Delta G.E.M.S. Scholarship (Delta G.E.M.S. Participants)

Community Scholarship (Females)

Thank you for your interest in our scholarship programs.  The 2019 applications are now closed. Please check back in early 2020 for the new application.