Fellowship Recipients & How To Apply
The National Council offers 26 graduate fellowships each year, ranging in value from $3,000 to $7,500. These fellowships are to help offset the cost of graduate / professional programs of study. Fellowships are available to Alpha Lambda Delta members.
How to Apply
To be eligible for a Graduate Fellowship, you must be a member of Alpha Lambda Delta who is enrolled or will be enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program. You must have a 3.5 or higher cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), and you must be enrolled (or plan to enroll) full time at an accredited institution within the United States.
Application deadline is January 31, 2018. The Fellowships will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year. Recipients will be announced in April 2018.
Your application will be scored at the national level based upon the following point values
|Undergraduate GPA and test scores (if applicable)||20 points|
|Value of ALD / Value added to ALD||20 points|
|Campus activities||10 points|
|Honors/recognitions received||10 points|
|Professional objectives||10 points|
|Recommendation letters||20 points|
Q: I am currently enrolled in a 5 (or 6) year program that will result in a bachelor's and master's (or doctorate) degree. Can I still apply?
A: Yes, as long as you are a full-time student working towards a graduate degree, you can apply for a Fellowship.
Q: I am already enrolled in a graduate program and my GPA is lower than 3.5. However, my undergraduate GPA was above a 3.5. Can I apply for a Fellowship?
A: Yes, as long as you maintained a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average through graduation from your undergraduate institution.
Q: Does the fellowship apply towards tuition only or can it also be applied towards room/board, books, fees, etc.?
A: The funds are to defray college expenses. At the point that the student has fully paid tuition and fees for the term, the monies will be given to the student to defray other college expenses. Note that all Fellowship checks are sent to the graduate institution, so any remaining funds after tuition and fees are sent from the graduate school, not Alpha Lambda Delta.
Q: Does my undergraduate chapter have to be active at the time I apply?
A: While we never like to see chapters go inactive, you are a lifetime member and so can apply for a Graduate Fellowship at any time, no matter the status of your undergraduate chapter.
Q: Can official transcripts be delivered via email directly from the university?
A: Yes, if sent through a secure link and/or directly from the Registrar.
Q: Do you need official transcripts of my test scores (GRE, MCAT, LSAT, etc.)?
A: If you have test scores, we do need a copy of them. We do not require official test score transcripts (although we certainly will accept them). Unofficial copies of your test scores will be accepted.
Q: I work a full-time job, and will be enrolled in a course this upcoming summer and then six hours in the fall. Will that be acceptable for the purposes of the scholarship next year?
A: Yes. Summer and winter courses typically count toward fall and spring, respectively.
2017 Fellowship Recipients
|Recipient||Undergraduate Institution||Graduate Fellowship||Field of Study|
|Erica Allen||Purdue University||Gladys Bell Fellowship||Pharmacy|
|Brett Bankson||University of Portland||Mariah Leonard Fellowship||Cognitive Neuorscience|
|Jaskirat Batra||Trinity University||Dr. Patricia Graham Fellowship||Materials Science and Engineering|
|Annie Briley||University of Louisiana at Lafayette||Dorothy Anderson Fellowship||Business|
|Jenny Carmichael||University of Oklahoma||Dr. Glenda Earwood Fellowship||Global Affairs|
|Erin Caspers||Western Michigan University||Mary Jane Stevenson Fellowship||Occupational Therapy|
|Bliss Chang||University of Alabama at Birmingham||Dr. Louise McBee Fellowship||Medicine|
|Kara Detty||University of Cincinnati||Dr. May Brunson Fellowship||Communication Sciences and Disorders|
|Salma Ferdous||University of Texas at Austin||Dr. Maude Etheredge Fellowship||Genetics and Molecular Biology|
|Courtney Helt||Dickinson College||Alice Lloyd Fellowship||Law|
|Christopher Hoel||University of Massachusetts Amherst||Dr. Martha Wade Fellowship||Molecular and Cell Biology|
|David Kane||Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis||Betty Jo Hudson Fellowship||Mechanical Engineering|
|Kristy Keller||Keystone College||Kathryn Phillips Fellowship||Public Relations|
|Nikka Khorsandi||Louisiana State University||Miriam Shelden Fellowship||Medicine|
|Hannah Klaassen||Iowa State University||Dr. Warner Moore Fellowship||Dentistry|
|Victoria Klein||Oregon State University||Dr. Margaret Cuninggim Fellowship||Chemistry and Biochemistry|
|Amiel Maldonado||California State University San Marcos||Dean Adele Hagner Stamp Fellowship||Public Health|
|Christina Manzanares||Southwestern University||Gladys Pennington Fellowship||International Affairs|
|Robert Merritt III||Saint Anselm College||Katharine Cater Fellowship||Enlgish Language and Literature|
|Manpreet Sira||Transylvania University||Dean Christine Conaway Fellowship||Medicine|
|Julia Steffen||Northern Kentucky University||Barbara Quilling Fellowship||Physical Therapy|
|Caylan Stevens||University of Cincinnati||Dr. Herman "Butch" Hill Fellowship||Educational Studies|
|Jamie Vescio||Transylvania University||Dr. Mike Nichols Fellowship||Elementary Education|
|Kendal Weger||Purdue University||Dr. Margaret Berry Fellowship||Medicine|
|Carolyn Windler||University of Southern California||Dr. Harry Hale Fellowship||Primary Care Medicine|
|Rachel Zemel||University of Maryland||Dr. Helen Clarke Fellowship||Medicine|
History of the Award
Graduate Fellowships were established in honor of Alpha Lambda Delta's top leaders. The Fellowships are named after past presidents, former executive directors, and key advisors who have shaped Alpha Lambda Delta over the past century. Since 1940, over 600 outstanding ALD members have received fellowships.