The Pine Bluff Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. is accepting applications for the Shabazz Delta Academy (grades 6-8) and the Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS (grades 9-12.)

To participate in Delta Academy or GEMS, all new and returning participants must complete an application, including essay. First time Delta GEMS must be in grades 9th, 10th, or 11th only. The sorority won’t be accepting seniors who are first time applicants, according to a news release.

Application packets are available at school counselors’ offices or calling one of the chairs at these numbers: 870-718-2790, 692-5318, 329-7332 or 501-502-0401.

Interested participants must complete and submit an application packet by Friday, Aug. 30. Applications must be returned to the school counselor or mailed to Pine Bluff Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Attn: Delta Academy/GEMS, P.O. Box 1404, Pine Bluff, AR 71613.