Fellowship Recipients & How To Apply

The National Council offers 26 graduate fellowships each year, ranging in value from $3,000 to $6,500. 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 undergraduate 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. If you have received a graduate fellowship in the past, you are not eligible to receive another.

The 2019 application is now closed. Fellowship recipients will be announced in April. The 2020 application will be posted in October.

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

Undergraduate GPA and test scores (if applicable) 20 points
Impact of ALD / Value you added to ALD 20 points
Employment 10 points
Campus activities 10 points
Honors/recognitions received 10 points
Professional objectives 10 points
Recommendation letters 20 points
Total Points 100

Scholarship FAQs

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

Click here to meet past Graduate Fellows.

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.

Click here to read more about the leaders the Graduate Fellowships are named after.