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About the Scholarship

Alpha Lambda Delta awards 50 scholarships to outstanding undergraduate members. Five of these scholarships are valued at $6,000 each, ten at $3,000 each, ten at $2,000 each, and 25 at $1,000 each. These scholarships have been established to help qualified members offset the costs of education. Candidates will be considered on the basis of merit. Only students initiated into Alpha Lambda Delta between January 1 and December 31, 2019 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.


  • Only students initiated into Alpha Lambda Delta between January 1 and December 31, 2019 are eligible to apply.

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

Scholarship Stipulations

  • Acceptance of the scholarship involves an obligation to begin and complete the year of study following the award of the scholarship. 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 educational purposes.

Responsibilities of the Recipient

  • Notify Alpha Lambda Delta National Office promptly of the acceptance of the scholarship.

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

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.