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ALD Graduate Fellowship

ALD Deadline: January 31, 2018
Application opens in October, 2017

Benefits

  • 26 fellowships: one valued at $7,500, one at $6,000, eight at $5,000 each, and 16 at $3,000 each

Eligibility Requirements

  • A member of ALD
  • Enrolled or will be enrolled in an accredited U.S. graduate or professional studies program during the coming academic year
  • GPA 3.5+

Application Components

  • Application form
  • Lists of employment, activities and honors
  • 500-word essay on the value of Alpha Lambda Delta to your education
  • Statement of personal circumstances (if any) that may affect your attendance at graduate school
  • 500-word essay on your professional objectives
  • 2-3 letters of recommendation, faculty and a second reference required, third reference optional
  • Complete official transcripts from each college or university, undergraduate and graduate, you have attended
  • Graduate or professional school test scores, if required

Application Process

  • Chapter nomination is not required.
  • There is no limit on the number of ONU applicants each year.
  • Request your letters of recommendation. It is strongly recommended that you contact the letter writers at least a month before you’d like to receive the letters and ask to receive the references at least a week before the deadline.
  • Electronically complete the application form, including lists and essays.
  • List your recommenders and upload your letters of recommendation. If a recommender wishes for their letter to remain confidential, please have the recommender email your recommendation to trish@nationalald.org by January 31, 2018.
  • Upload all official transcripts of any undergraduate or graduate work. If your transcript is not official, it must be approved by your Alpha Lambda Delta advisor for accuracy.
  • Recommended but not required: upload your scores on any required graduate or professional entrance exams.
  • Electronically submit the complete application (application form, lists, essays, recommendation letters, transcripts, and test scores) to National Alpha Lambda Delta Headquarters. 
  • Fellowship recipients will be announced by April 30.

ALD James Stemler Study Abroad Scholarship

ONU Deadline: Feb. 7, 2018
ALD Deadline: Feb. 15, 2018
Application opens in October, 2017

Benefits

  • 20 scholarships: ten valued at $2,000 each, ten at $1,000 each

Eligibility Requirements

  • Initiated into ALD prior to Jan. 1
  • Intending to study abroad during the 2018-19 academic year (May 1, 2018-May 31, 2019)
  • Intending to study abroad through a U.S.-based institution
  • GPA 3.5+

Application Components

  • Application form
  • 250-word essay on the value of Alpha Lambda Delta to your education
  • 250-word essay on your personal goals for study abroad, how it will impact academic and personal growth
  • 2 letters of recommendation, faculty and a second reference
  • Complete official transcripts from each college or university you have attended

Application Process

  • Chapter nomination is required.
  • Only one ONU applicant may be nominated by the chapter each year.
  • Request your letters of recommendation. It is strongly recommended that you contact the letter writers at least a month before you’d like to receive the letters and ask to receive the references at least a week before the deadline.
  • Electronically complete the application form, including lists and essays.
  • List your recommenders and upload your letters of recommendation. If a recommender wishes for their letter to remain confidential, please have the recommender email your recommendation to trish@nationalald.org by February 7, 2018.
  • Upload all official transcripts of any college work. If your transcript is not official, it must be approved by your Alpha Lambda Delta advisor for accuracy.
  • Electronically submit the complete application (application form, lists, essays, recommendation letters, transcripts, and test scores) by Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, to be considered for ONU nomination. 
  • The ALD/PES scholarship committee members will review the applications and select not more than one nominee to submit for national consideration.
  • The committee members will then complete the Transmittal Checklist form, include a letter of recommendation from the local chapter, and mail the nominee’s complete application by the Feb. 15 postmark deadline.
  • Fellowship recipients will be announced by April 30.

PES Distinguished Member Undergraduate Scholarship

ONU Deadline: Feb. 7
PES Deadline: March 31, 2018

Benefits

  • 36 or more scholarships valued at $6,000 each, one or more valued at $1,000 each

Eligibility Requirements

  • Member of Phi Eta Sigma
  • GPA 3.5+

Application Components

  • Application form
  • Optional: up to three letters of recommendation
  • Most recent official or adviser-certified unofficial transcript

Application Process

  • Submit completed application materials to to Krista Horvath (k-horvath.1@onu.edu) by Sunday, Feb. 7, to be considered for ONU nomination. Use the subject heading "PES Undergraduate Application" for electronic submissions.
  • The ALD/PES scholarship committee members will review the applications and select not more than two nominees to submit for national consideration.
  • The PES adviser will then sign the Adviser Certification on the application form and upload the nominee’s complete application by the March 1 deadline.

 

PES Distinguished Member Graduate Scholarship

ONU Deadline: Feb. 7 (if seeking chapter nomination)
PES Deadline: March 31, 2018

Benefits

  • Six scholarships valued at $7,500 each

Eligibility Requirements

  • Member of Phi Eta Sigma
  • Planning to enter first year of full-time graduate study
  • GPA 3.5+

Application Components

  • Application form
  • Optional: up to three letters of recommendation
  • Most recent official or adviser-certified unofficial transcript

Application Process

  • Chapter nomination is not required.
  • There is no limit on the number of ONU applicants each year.
  • If seeking chapter nomination, submit completed application materials to to Krista Horvath (k-horvath.1@onu.edu) by Sunday, Feb. 7, to be considered for ONU nomination. Use the subject heading "PES Graduate Application" for electronic submissions.
  • If not seeking chapter nomination, ONU applicants should submit their applications directly to National Phi Eta Sigma. Contact the national office or at 270-745-6540 for instructions on submitting the application directly

PES Thomas Arkle Clark Scholarship

Benefits

  • One $10,000 award

Selection Process

  • No separate application required
  • Selected by National PES Scholarship Committee from pool of all other PES scholarship applicants, undergraduate and graduate
  • Candidate chosen who best exemplifies the ideals of PES