Sledge/Benedict Fellowships

2021-22 Undergraduate Competition

The 2021-22 undergraduate scholarship competition will open for applications later this fall. The deadline for applications will be February 15, 2022.

New: 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

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The Robert W. Sledge and H. Y. Benedict fellowships are for the first year of graduate study toward the master’s, doctor’s, or professional degree at any recognized institution. For eligibility, a nominee must plan to complete his or her undergraduate degree in the academic year in which application is made and must enroll full-time in a graduate or professional program in the fall semester of the award year. Two Sledge Fellowships worth $4,000 each and ten Benedict Fellowships worth $3,000 each are awarded each year. All nominees automatically compete for both awards.

The Sledge Fellowship is named for Dr. Robert Sledge, who served on the National Council twenty-four years, 1973-87 and 1989-99, twelve of those as president. He also is author of the history of Alpha Chi’s first 75 years. The Benedict Fellowship honors the society’s first president, Dr. Harry Benedict.

Electronic applications are due by February 15.