Scholarships


New Awards Named for 2023 Competition

Alpha Chi and its chapters award approximately $90,000 annually to members in national, regional, and local scholarships and fellowships. Read about the different competitions below to determine if you are eligible to compete.

For Undergraduate Nominees

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 ten scholarships for undergraduate study. The two top awards among these will be the Edwin W. Gaston, Jr. Scholarships of $3,000, and the remaining eight (8) 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.

Gaston/Nolle nominees submitting cooperative projects or work will be evaluated separately and will be eligible to compete for one $2,000 award.

Sledge/Benedict Fellowships: Alpha Chi will award ten 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 eight (8) 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.

Sledge/Benedict nominees submitting cooperative projects or work will be evaluated separately and will be eligible to compete for one $2,000 award.


For Graduate Student and Alumni Applicants

Members who are graduate students or Alpha Chi alumni at the time of application will not require a chapter nomination to apply for any of these three fellowships. For applicants in either of these two competitions who submit cooperative projects or work, that work will be evaluated separately and compete for one $3,000 award.

Pryor Fellowship for Doctoral Study: The Pryor Fellowship competition is open to graduate student members and alumni members who have completed at least two years of graduate or professional study beyond the baccalaureate degree and will be in full-time doctoral study in the fall of the award year. One $6,000 Pryor Fellowship will be awarded.

Organ and Freeman Fellowships for Master's Study: The Organ and Freeman Fellowship competition is open to graduate student members or alumni members in the first of second year of graduate or professional study beyond the baccalaureate degree. One $4,000 Organ Fellowship and one $4,000 Freeman Fellowship will be awarded. 

Regional & Chapter Scholarships 

Many of our regions and individual chapters also offer scholarships to their members. These competitions are separate from the national competitions and may require different or additional elements. For chapter scholarships, contact your chapter advisor for information. For regional scholarship information, you may contact your Regional Secretary-Treasurer for more information:

Region I—Dr. Dennis Hall

Region II—Dr. Kate Stewart

Region III—Dr. Fabrice Poussin

Region IV—Dr. Teddi Deka

Region V—Dr. Craig Rogers

Region VI—Dr. Ken LaSota

Region VII—Dr. Jackie Kegley