The Anita Hairston scholarship was established to honor the legacy of the founding member of the Tulsa Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. She founded Alpha Xi Sigma Chapter on November 12, 1944. She was the first African American female to receive a Masters Degree from the University of Tulsa in 1952.
Since 1996, over 125 students have received over $150,000 from the Anita Hairston Scholarship, Sigma Gamma Rho Senior Stipends, Anna B. House Scholarship, and the Philo Affiliate Scholarship.
Meet the 2023 Recipients...
Serenity Smith is an early graduate of Booker T. Washington High School with a 3.2 GPA. She plans to major in Forensics and Criminal Justice at Tennessee State University with a goal of becoming a crime scene analyst. Serenity is the daughter of Tiffany Smith.
N'Dyah Rathod is a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School with a 4.3 GPA. She plans to major in Biology with a goal of becoming an obstetrician and gynecologist to combat racial disparities in women's healthcare. N'Dyah is the daughter of Shameeka Wyatt & Stephen Rathod Jr.