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The Melody Scott Decuir Scholarship honors its namesake, a social worker, who “worked tirelessly for New York City’s children and families.” Mrs. Decur died of cancer in 2005 and was conferred her master’s of social work posthumously from Fordham University. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded in 1913 on the campus of Howard University to promote academic excellence, to provide scholarships and support to the underserved, and to educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy. The Staten Island Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was chartered in 1996 by 23 members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

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