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DREF’s offices will be closed on Monday, February 19 in observance of #PresidentsDay. We will re-open on Tuesday, February 20 at 9am EST!

Whether you're celebrating with self-love or with loved ones, DREF wishes you a happy Valentine's Day! How will you be celebrating today?

Have you sent in your application for this community empowerment grant opportunity? Don't worry--DREF is still accepting applications until April 1, 2024! For more information, please visit our website at

There's still time to send in your application for our 2024-2025 #scholarships and #internships! Applications must be submitted by April 1, 2024. Visit our website for more information!

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Creating Possibilities…
Improving Lives

“Research Matters: Creating Possibilities to Achieve Health and Wellness for All of Us” focuses on outreach and education to African Americans about the significant role biomedical research plays in addressing health disparities.

DREF is partnering with the American Pharmacists Association Foundation (APhA) to conduct a national diabetes prevention program. Entitled Project IMPACT: Diabetes Prevention.

DREF awards scholarships and internship opportunities to student applicants entering college or continuing their academic programs. Students must meet both academic and community service requirements.

The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) supports DST Chapters, Individuals and Families by providing a comprehensive Financial Health & Wellness Webinar Series.

Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF)

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. established the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) as a public charity supporting scholastic achievement, public service programs, and research initiatives focused upon African American women.

VISION The DREF vision is to Create Possibilities and Improve Lives.

MISSION The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) identifies issues affecting Black women, their families, and communities of the African Diaspora globally, and creates solutions through research, programming, and funding in support of charitable and educational programs of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and other collaborative organizations.