National Competition Forms & Instructions
Click the blue button at the bottom of this page to begin your application. Please read all of the information below before proceeding to the application.
The deadlines for the 2024 competition are on March 5. The national office suggests the following timeline to allow the process the time to work optimally.
Scholarship Application & Faculty Assessment
Select the applicable competition button below to review the competition and access the application form. Undergraduate members should verify with their chapter advisor that they will be selected as one of their chapter’s nominees before beginning the application process. The competitions for undergraduate students require a chapter advisor nomination (see that section below). Each application and its corresponding faculty assessment must be received by Mar. 5, 2024.
Chapter Advisor Nomination
Student members wishing to apply to the Sledge/Benedict or Gaston/Nolle undergraduate competitions must be nominated by an official chapter advisor for their application to be considered, and each chapter has a set number of nominations. Advisors must declare their chapter’s undergraduate nominee(s) no later than Mar. 5th by sending an email to email@example.com with their college name as the subject line. The body of the email should contain the full name of each nominee followed by the name of the award being sought.
General Applicant Instructions
Members applying to any of the three programs must complete the online application. As part of the application form, applicants will upload a paper or other evidence of their scholarship. Depending on the type of submission, applicants may be asked to supply additional documents. Applicants should consult the appropriate competition guidelines above for full details before beginning their application.
Faculty Assessment Process
All three competitions require an official faculty assessment evaluating the significance of the submission. It must be submitted by a faculty member in the field represented by the nominee’s paper or project. Nominees must provide their faculty assessor’s university contact information as part of the online application so that the assessment form can be automatically emailed to the faculty assessor upon submission of the online application form. It is the nominee’s responsibility to separately get their paper or other work to their faculty assessor for review. The official faculty assessment is also due by Mar. 5, 2024, so an applicant should submit their application early enough to give their faculty assessor time to complete the assessment by Mar. 5.
If you have a quality work that you want to submit to our competition, please don't let the process intimidate you. If you have any questions about these procedures that your chapter advisor is unable to answer, please call 800-477-4225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. While there are technically thousands of Alpha Chi members who could enter these competitions annually, in recent years, less than 100 students have actually applied.