Established in 2016

Eligibility:  Undergraduate students attending Fisk University who have demonstrated academic achievement, community service and financial need are eligible for this scholarship.

Chartered March 13, 1926, the Alpha Beta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was established at Fisk University. To carry on the outstanding legacy of this sorority, the Dedication, Service, and Thanks Scholarship was established to benefit achieving Fisk University students. The timing of the establishment of this Fund is to honor Fisk University’s 150th anniversary, the 90th anniversary of Fisk University’s Alpha Beta Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the 30th anniversary of the Exquisite 3×5 Pledge Line (1985) of the Alpha Beta Chapter.


The Dedication Service and Thanks Scholarship Committee is thrilled to be supporting Reagan Shelton with a second year of scholarship support. Providing a renewable scholarship allows us to make a bigger investment in a student’s education and follow their path as they grow into university life at Fisk.

At the time Reagan Shelton was awarded a second Dedication, Service, and Thanks Scholarship, she was wrapping up her freshman year, getting engaged in many things on campus, and planning for her future.

We are thrilled to be a part of Reagan’s educational journey.



Reagan Shelton – Hails from Hermitage, Tennessee. She is the daughter of William Charles and Dana Colette Shelton, who is a lifetime member of the General Alumni Association of Fisk University, Class of 1992, and has three brothers. During high school, she was the captain of the varsity cheerleading team, varsity majorette and a member of National Honor Society. Currently, she is a Presidential Scholar enrolled in the Honors Program while pursuing a degree in Biology. She is also a proud member of R.A.G.E. where she can continue pursuing her 14-year passion for dance.  After her matriculation at Fisk University, she plans to attend Meharry Medical College with a career aspiration of becoming an obstetrician gynecologist. She is inspired by her desire to help others, and the physical and mental well-being of all mankind. She has always shown her deep-rooted passion to give back to the community by serving others. Her service to the Nashville community includes CCM Leadership Academy, Medical Mission Trip, and the American Heart Association/Little Hats, Big Hearts. She has represented the Class of 2023 as Miss Freshman during the 2019-2020 school year and worked diligently to empower classmates to explore every opportunity Fisk has to offer and doesn’t mind rolling up her sleeves to create new ones.


Part Beautification effort and part preservation of history of life on campus at Fisk University, Legacy Park presents an important story of the women of the Alpha Beta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  This effort was completed to celebrate important anniversaries in the life of the Sorority and the University.