Alpha Chi awards more than $80,000 to members in national and regional scholarship competitions for full-time study each year. Competition deadlines are always in February.
Even though the national scholarship competition recipients are usually announced at the end of the annual convention, presentation at the convention is NOT an element of the national scholarship competition.
Each Alpha Chi chapter may submit undergraduate nominations annually based on the number of new undergraduate members inducted by the chapter in the previous academic year:
0 - 49 inductees: allowed up to 2 nominations
50 - 99 inductees: allowed up to 3 nominations
100 - 299 inductees: allowed up to 4 nominations
300+ inductees: allowed up to 5 nominations
Chapters may use their allotted nominations to nominate applicants for any combination of the programs listed below. If you’re an Alpha Chi member, check with your chapter advisor to learn how to become one of your chapter’s nominees.
Gaston/Nolle Scholarships: Alpha Chi will award twelve scholarships for undergraduate study. The two top awards among these will be the Edwin W. Gaston, Jr. Scholarships of $3,000, and the remaining ten (10) will be the Alfred H. Nolle Scholarships of $2,000 each. The Gaston/Nolle Scholarship competition is open to undergraduate members who will be full-time seniors in the fall of the award year.
Sledge/Benedict Fellowships: Alpha Chi will award twelve fellowships for graduate study toward the master’s, doctoral, or professional degree. The two top awards among these will be the Robert W. Sledge Fellowships of $4,000, and the remaining ten (10) will be the H. Y. Benedict Fellowships of $3,000 each. The Sledge/Benedict Fellowship competition is open to undergraduate members who will be in their first year of graduate or professional study in the fall of the award year.
Graduate Student and Alumni Applicants
Alumni members and graduate students at the time of application do not need to be nominated by an Alpha Chi chapter to apply for a Pryor Fellowship.
Pryor Graduate Fellowships: The Pryor Fellowship competition is open to graduate student members and alumni members who will be in full-time graduate or professional study in the fall of the award year. Alpha Chi will award up to two Pryor Fellowships, typically one of $6,000 to a member in a doctoral program who has completed at least two years of graduate or professional study beyond the baccalaureate degree and one of $4,000 to a member for the first or second year of graduate or professional study beyond the baccalaureate degree.
Regional & Chapter Scholarships
Alpha Chi’s seven regions offered scholarships and fellowships to the tune of $15,000 in 2019, but these competitions are completely separate from the national competition and may require different or additional elements. You may contact the secretary-treasurer for your region for more information:
Region I: Dr. Karl Havlak (email@example.com), regional secretary-treasurer.
Region II: Dr. Kate Stewart (firstname.lastname@example.org), regional secretary-treasurer.
Region III: Dr. Fabrice Poussin (email@example.com), regional secretary-treasurer.
Region IV: Dr. Teddi Deka (firstname.lastname@example.org), regional secretary-treasurer.
Region V: Dr. Craig Rogers (email@example.com), regional secretary-treasurer.
Region VI: Dr. Ken LaSota (firstname.lastname@example.org), regional secretary-treasurer.
Region VII: Dr. Jackie Kegley (email@example.com), regional secretary-treasurer.
Many individual chapters also offer scholarships to their local members, so contact your chapter advisor for information.