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.
2018 Fellowship Recipients
|Recipient||Undergraduate Institution||Graduate Field of Study||Graduate Fellowship|
|Sarah Ashley||Transylvania University||Medicine||Dorothy Anderson Fellowship|
|Sarah Bahr||Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ. Indianapolis||English||Dr. Maude Etheredge Fellowship|
|Julianna Boswell||University of Maryland||Physical Therapy||Alice Lloyd Fellowship|
|Catheryn Broady||Dickinson College||Library and Information Sciences||Dr. Louise McBee Fellowship|
|Kai Chun "Calvin" Chang||Bucknell University||Russian, Asian, and European Studies||Katharine Cater Fellowship|
|Samareh Dadashazar||Schreiner University||Medicine||Dr. Margaret Berry Fellowship|
|Guillermo Dominguez-Garcia||Kalamazoo College||Public Affairs||Dr. Helen Clarke Fellowship|
|Erica Eskins||Bowling Green State University||Infectious Diseases||Barbara Quilling Fellowship|
|Alexandra Gersdorf||University of Mississippi||Law||Kathryn Phillips Fellowship|
|Dionne Griffiths||Spelman College||Business Communications||Miriam Shelden Fellowship|
|Whitney Helton||Hanover College||Food Science and Nutrition||Gladys Bell Fellowship|
|Natasha Hongsermeier-Graves||Morningside College||Medicine and Public Health||Dr. Mike Nichols Fellowship|
|Qiana Hunt||University of Alabama - Huntsville||Astrophysics||Dr. Glenda Earwood Fellowship|
|Natalie Ivey||Clemson University||Medicine||Maria Leonard Fellowship|
|Meagan Jurica||Texas State University||Speech Language Pathology||Dr. Patricia Graham Fellowship|
|Paige Lindauer||Baldwin Wallace University||Speech Language Pathology||Dr. Warner Moore Fellowship|
|Ashley Markland||Lenoir-Rhyne University||Physical Therapy||Dr. Margaret Cuninggim Fellowship|
|Allison Mueller||University of Montana||Physics||Dr. Martha Wade Fellowship|
|Kimberly Oslin||University of Maryland||Medicine||Adele Hagner Stamp Fellowship|
|Sharanya Rao||Mary Baldwin University||Clinical Psychology||Dr. May Brunson Fellowship|
|Anna Sightler||Louisiana State University||Accounting||Harry Hale Fellowship|
|Allyssa Stevens||Morningside College||Health Administration||Gladys Pennington Fellowship|
|Natalie Stringer||Clemson University||Medicine||Dr. Herman "Butch" Hill Fellowship|
|Caitlin Taylor||College of William and Mary||Occupational Therapy||Christine Conaway Fellowship|
|Rebecca Ulrich||High Point University||Chemistry||Mary Jane Stevenson Fellowship|
|Charles Wall||West Virginia Wesleyan College||Law||Betty Jo Hudson Fellowship|
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.