Sigma Lambda Gamma Education Foundation

The Sigma Lambda Gamma Education Foundation serves as the philanthropic entity for Sigma Lambda Gamma. Founded at the University of Iowa in 1990, Sigma Lambda Gamma serves as an academic and social support network for women during their college years and beyond.

The Foundation serves to support scholastic achievement, provide leadership training, and continue the commitment to life-long learning and service to the global community, such as:

  • Financial assistance to collegiate and graduate members who demonstrate academic and leadership excellence
  • Leadership and Member Development programs sponsored by the Education Foundation
  • Outreach projects, such as the Sigma Lambda Gamma Young Women’s Leadership Program

By supporting the Sigma Lambda Gamma Educational Foundation, you become an important part in the success and education of a future leader who may not be able to take advantage of educational opportunities without the support of Sigma Lambda Gamma and the Sigma Lambda Gamma Education Foundation.


Sigma Lambda Gamma Education Foundation awards scholarships to advance education in fulfillment of our Vision

“Our educational advancement as women provides opportunities leading to our personal fulfillment. We believe if we educate a woman, we educate a generation. The Sigma Lambda Gamma Education Foundation mobilizes the giving power of our sisters to change the world.”

Scholarships are available to initiated members in good standing, as defined by Sigma Lambda Gamma policy, are enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution as a degree-seeking student during the next academic year (2017-2018), and demonstrated community service and involvement.

MARY L. PETERSON SCHOLARSHIP – Scholarships will be awarded to an undergraduate Sigma Lambda Gamma member of at least sophomore standing with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00/4.00 scale. Proof of enrollment in a 2017-2018 undergraduate program is required prior to funds being released.

ESTHER MATERON-ARUM SCHOLARSHIP – Scholarships will be awarded to a Sigma Lambda Gamma alumnae member who has successfully graduated from an accredited undergraduate institution with a bachelor’s degree and has been accepted to begin study or is currently engaged in a graduate program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50/4.00 scale. If an alumnae member is starting a graduate program, the undergraduate minimum cumulative GPA must be 3.00/4.00 scale. Proof of enrollment into a 2017-2018 graduate program is required prior to funds being released.

These are one-year awards for undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants are judged on a combination of academic record, leadership, volunteerism, campus activities, and sorority involvement, in addition to demonstrated financial need and letters of recommendation.

To avoid disqualification, please comply with all requirements for the award. Only complete applications received with an email date on or before the due date will be considered. Scholarship monies are mailed directly to the recipient after enrollment verification is received.

Scholarship recipients will be asked to submit biographies and photos for use by SLG Education Foundation and agree to be active ambassadors for the Foundation.

EF Board of Trustees

The Sigma Lambda Gamma Education Foundation welcomes the new Board of Trustees listed below* with the current board listed at the bottom of the list. Take a moment to get to know the new Board of Trustees!

The Education Foundation is pleased to bring additional trustees distinguished in their leadership and experience. The Foundation looks forward to aligning with the Sorority’s Strategic Plan with these notable new additions.

Maria E. Temiquel—Trustee Chair, Alpha Chapter

Crystal Cavey—Eta Chapter

Diana Long—Phi Alpha Chapter

Natalia Salazar—Alpha Chapter

Claudia Sandoval—Pi Chapter

Marcela O. Garcia—Kappa Gamma Chapter

Nellie Nevarez—Alpha Chapter

Donate Today

With generous gifts from members and friends, the Sigma Lambda Gamma Education Foundation supports scholastic excellence and life-long learning, leadership training, and community service projects.

Offering a variety of giving opportunities ensures that every interested donor can find a program to support. All contributions are put to immediate use unless the donor wishes to designate the gift for endowment purposes. All monetary gifts to the Sigma Lambda Gamma Education Foundation are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Check out the Education Foundation’s Donor Page, a convenient way to donate and support the Education Foundation!