About the Scholarship

Alpha Lambda Delta awards 20 scholarships to outstanding undergraduate members to support their educational opportunities as part of study abroad programs. There are ten $2,000 scholarships and ten $1,000 scholarships established to help qualified members offset the costs of study abroad. Candidates will be considered on the basis of merit.

Eligibility

  • Only students who paid their membership dues to Alpha Lambda Delta prior to March 1, 2020.

  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher.

  • The student's study abroad program must be taken through a US-based institution. Funds will not be sent to international institutions.

  • The student's study abroad program must take place between May 1, 2020 and May 31, 2021.

Scholarship Stipulations

  • Acceptance of the scholarship involves an obligation to begin and complete the described study abroad program within 12 months of receiving the award. The recipient must be enrolled full-time and working toward a degree.

  • Any request by a recipient for an exception shall be directed to the ALD National Office.

  • A scholarship will only be awarded for study abroad purposes.

Responsibilities of the Recipient

  • Notify the ALD National Office promptly of the acceptance of the scholarship.

  • Upon registration, send enrollment verification to the ALD National Office. The scholarship funds will be sent directly to the recipient's institution.

FAQs

Q: What if I don’t know the exact details of my study abroad program before the application deadline?
A: Submit as much information as you can. As you receive more information, please forward the details to the National Office at ald@nationalald.org. 

Q: Am I eligible to apply for a Stemler scholarship if my study abroad program is shorter than a semester?
A: Yes, study abroad opportunities can be anywhere from one week to a semester to a full year. As long as the program bears academic credit, you are eligible to apply.

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

Q:  If I am awarded a scholarship but then my plans change and I want to pursue a different opportunity, can I use the funds for another trip, either in the same year or the following year?
A:  The award must be used for the stated purpose you articulated in your application. If you are unable to participate, the scholarship will go to an alternate and you may apply again the following year. If there are extenuating circumstances, such as a change in program due to reasons beyond your control, the selection committee will be consulted for an exception.

Q: I would like to apply for a Stemler Study Abroad scholarship, but my institution uses an independent program provider for international study.  Can I still apply?
A: Yes, as long as the program provider can accept payment from your undergraduate institution. Alpha Lambda Delta can only issue checks to your undergraduate institution. 

Q: Are ALD alumni or graduate students able to apply for the study abroad scholarship? 
A: No, the Stemler Scholarship is only applicable when used for an undergraduate.

Q: Am I eligible to apply for the Stemler scholarship for travel during the upcoming summer this year? 
A: Yes, as long as the study abroad experience occurs as an undergraduate, and you are returning to campus in the fall. Scholarship checks are sent to institutions in early June.

Q: Am I eligible to apply for the Stemler scholarship for travel during my junior or senior year? 
A: Yes, as long as the study abroad experience occurs as an undergraduate and is used within the year it is awarded.

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

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 Stemler checks are sent to the institution, so any remaining funds after tuition and fees are sent from the school, not Alpha Lambda Delta.