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Gabby Oberti Hermana Professional Development Scholarship

Proyecto HACER: The Gabby Oberti Hermana Professional Development Scholarship

Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. is proud to promote academic excellence throughout a lifetime of learning. This scholarship was created in the memory of our Hermana Gabrielle "Gabby" Oberti, (August 30 1989 - February 13, 2014), to encourage and support our Hermanas in pursuit of advanced degrees and licensures.

Gabby became a member of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. in the Spring of 2010 through our Lambda Chapter while she was a student at Rochester Institute of Technology.  Upon graduation, Gabby began her career as a graphic design artist at Beth Singer Design in Arlington, VA.  She worked hard and consistently towards achieving her professional goals and she showed tremendous dedication and loyalty towards everyone that she loved especially her family and Hermanas.  Gabby’s life was cut short by a tragic car accident on February 13, 2014. Gabby was known for her brilliant smile and contagious laughter.  Gabby did not believe in complacency and lived her life pursuing every new and exciting opportunity.  She continues to inspire all who knew her.

This Professional Development Scholarship will award $1,000 annually to an active Hermana of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. who is pursuing an undergraduate degree, graduate degree, or certificate program. This scholarship is part of the Sorority’s philanthropy Proyecto H.A.C.E.R. initiative.


  1. All applicants must be in good standing with their college, university, or professional school and they must demonstrate and provide evidence of academic effort.
    • GPA above 3.0 or an equivalent measure of academic effort if no GPA is available with explanation.
  2.  All applicants must demonstrate and provide evidence of:
  • Outstanding civic involvement, including a commitment to community service and a history of leadership
  • Benevolent character, including integrity, resolution, self-discipline and judgment

      3. If not currently enrolled, proof of intent to enroll in an undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree or certificate program.

       4. The college or university or certificate program must be an accredited institution.

Required Application Materials:

1.)    An essay of 300 words providing moments of outstanding civic involvement, including a commitment to community service and a history of leadership and how you intend to continue this commitment.

 2.)    An essay of 300 words describing a situation where you were ethically/morally challenged and maintained your integrity and composure.

 3.)    An official undergraduate, graduate, or professional school transcript (Scan and email a copy to or an explanation as to why no transcript/GPA is available if enrolling in certificate program.

 4.)    A letter of recommendation from a professor, advisor, administrator, mentor, Hermana, or supervisor. Letters must include insight to the applicant’s good standing and eligibility. (Signed originals must be scanned and attached to the online application or emailed to

5.)     A resume containing all academic, professional, leadership, community involvement, etc. experience.


All application materials must be submitted online or emailed to Lambda Pi Chi’s Scholarship Committee at


Saturday, June 1, 2020 at 11:59 P.M. EST. Unfortunately, submissions received after the deadline will not be considered.

Selection and Notification:

Scholarship recipients will be publicly announced at the 2020 Lambda Pi Chi’s National Convention in Nashville, TN and will be required to provide proof of enrollment prior to receiving Scholarship funds. Recipients and those not selected will be notified by email.

Please direct all questions to the Scholarship Committee at


To apply for the Gabby Oberti Hermana Professional Development Scholarship, please click here. (Make sure you are logged into the intranet, if you are active and still having issues please email


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