National Scholarship Competition
ALPHA CHI AWARDS APPROXIMATELY $91,000 ANNUALLY IN SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS TO MEMBERS FOR FULL-TIME STUDY.
Even though the national scholarship competition recipients are announced at the end of the annual convention, presentation at the convention is NOT an element of the national scholarship competition. Competition deadlines are always in February.
Each Alpha Chi chapter is allowed TWO undergraduate applicants each spring—either two Gaston/Nolle applicants, two Sledge/Benedict applicants, or one of each. If you’re an Alpha Chi member, check with your chapter sponsor 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.
Undergraduate Applicant Details (revised 10-1-19)
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.
Graduate Student/Alumni Applicant Details (revised 10-1-19)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), regional secretary-treasurer.
Region II: Prof. Suzanne Pundt (email@example.com), regional secretary-treasurer.
Region III: Dr. Robert Mahan (firstname.lastname@example.org), regional secretary-treasurer.
Region IV: Dr. Teddi Deka (email@example.com), regional secretary-treasurer.
Region V: Dr. Craig Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org), regional secretary-treasurer.
Region VI: Dr. Ken LaSota (email@example.com), regional secretary-treasurer.
Region VII: Dr. Jackie Kegley (firstname.lastname@example.org), regional secretary-treasurer.
Many individual chapters also offer scholarships to their local members, so contact your chapter sponsor for information.