The National Council offers 36 Jo Anne J. Trow Undergraduate Scholarships annually, ranging from $1,000 to $6,000 each. Applications for this undergraduate scholarship are available to chapters via the national website. Only students initiated into Alpha Lambda Delta between January 1 and December 31, 2017 are eligible to apply. 

Local chapters will hold a competition to determine one or more finalists to go on to the national competition. The number of chapter finalists varies based on last year's initiation numbers (between June 1 and May 31):

  • One applicant for any chapter,
  • Two applicants for chapters initiating 150-299 members,
  • Three applicants for chapters initiating over 300 members.

How to Apply

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The chapter finalists must be submitted to the National Office by April 2, 2018.  Scholarship recipients will be selected in June and announced in July. Check with your chapter regarding your local scholarship deadline.

Your application will be scored at the national level based upon the following point values:

Undergraduate coursework and GPA 10 points
Employment information 5 points
Contributions to your ALD chapter 20 points
Significant campus activities 10 points
Honors/recognitions received 5 points
Career goals 5 points
Value of ALD to your undergraduate education essay 25 points
Recommendation letters 20 points
Total Points 100

Scholarship FAQs

Q: My chapter is not very active, but I want to apply for a Trow scholarship. Does my application need to go through the advisor, or can I just send it directly to the National Office?
A: Trow applications need chapter advisor approval.  Please contact the National Office directly if you are having an issue contacting the advisor.

Q:  Can official transcripts be delivered via email directly from the university?
A: Yes, as long as it is through a secure link or an email directly from the Registrar.

Q:  If a student brings AP high school credits, summer credits, or college credits taken in high school that have transferred as equivalent to one year of college (so they are technically a sophomore), are they eligible to apply for the Trow Scholarship before entering their second year?
A: First-year students who were recently initiated are NOT eligible for Trow, no matter how many credits they bring prior to college. They need to be in their second year at the college (and apply for a Trow to be awarded in their third year).  This allows for students to get involved and contribute to their chapter in their second year.

Q: Do I need to provide an official transcript of the college credits earned in high school?
A: No.

Q: Does the scholarship 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 Trow checks are sent to the institution, so any remaining funds after tuition and fees are sent from the school, not Alpha Lambda Delta.

2018 Scholarship Recipients

The 2018 Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship recipients will be announced in July 2018.

Click here to meet the past recipients of the Jo Anne J. Trow scholarship.

History of the Award

The Jo Anne J. Trow Award was started in 1988 to honor a past National President of Alpha Lambda Delta. Former Vice President for Student Services at Oregon State University, Jo Anne J. Trow served Alpha Lambda Delta as District VIII Advisor from 1974 to 1979, Secretary from 1979 to 1983, President-elect from 1984-1985, and National President from 1985 to 1988. During her term as president, the National Council was restructured to provide a more streamlined operation. Originally, this scholarship was established to give collegiate chapters of the society an annual opportunity to reward an outstanding sophomore member of Alpha Lambda Delta with a stipend of $150. Now the scholarships range from $1,000 to $6,000.