Foundation for Delta Educational and Economic Development

Participant Application - Information

Cotillion 2020 is a youth development and scholarship program sponsored by the Kansas City, Missouri Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and the Delta Educational and Economic Development (DEED) Foundation. Since 1986, over 950 male and female high school seniors have participated in Cotillion activities focused on college preparation, community service, personal development, and cultural enrichment.  Highlights of the 2020 program will include a college tour trip, an essay competition, mentoring relationships, a talent show, and a scholarship awards dinner with formal presentation of the participants.

All participants who successfully complete the Cotillion program will receive a minimum scholarship award of $850.  Additional scholarships will be awarded for top performances in academics, community service, essay-writing, souvenir journal ad sales, formal presentation ticket sales, and overall participation in the Cotillion program.  Mentors will help the participants identify external scholarship opportunities based on their individual interests and abilities.

Applications for Cotillion 2020 are available at  To apply for the program, high school seniors must submit a complete application packet to include the following:

  • Official high school transcript reflecting a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5
  • Two typewritten letters of recommendation (at least one from a teacher or academic official)
  • A headshot photograph
  • Fee deposit of $300 for male applicants or $325 for female applicants (see fee schedule below)

The application packets can be submitted electronically or by mail, as per the instructions on the application.  All application packets must be delivered or postmarked by September 22, 2019.

A Cotillion 2020 informational meeting will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2019, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at the Delta Athenaeum, 900 E Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri.  High school seniors are encouraged to attend with at least one parent or guardian. For questions or additional information, please contact us by email at

Fee Schedule


Cotillion Fee Payment
Due Dates


Payment Amount (FEMALE)


Payment Amount      (MALE)


  September 22, 2019
  (Initial deposit due with application)






  November 17, 2019






  January 12, 2020






   February 16, 2020










 Downloadable Version here: 2020 Cotillion Program Info and Fee Schedule

* The deposit will be refunded to any applicant not approved for acceptance in the Cotillion program.  

Sponsored by
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated &
Delta Educational and Economic Development Foundation (DEED)