Scholarships


Alpha Chi awards a total of $74,000 annually by offering twenty-six different scholarships and fellowships to individual members enrolled in full-time study.


Each chapter is limited to TWO undergraduate applicants—either two Gaston/Nolle applicants, two Sledge/Benedict applicants, or one of each. If you are an Alpha Chi member, check with your chapter sponsor to learn how to become one of your chapter's nominees. Competition deadlines are always in February. (see links to the right)

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.

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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. Alumni members and graduate students at the time of application need not go through a chapter sponsor but should independently apply for Pryor Fellowships.


Regional & Chapter Scholarships
Several of Alpha Chi's seven regions also offer scholarships and fellowships. Several local chapters also offer scholarships to their members, so contact your chapter sponsor for information.

Region I: Dr. Karl Havlak (karl.havlak@angelo.edu), regional secretary-treasurer.
Region II: Prof. Suzanne Pundt (spundt@uttyler.edu), regional secretary-treasurer.
Region III: Dr. Robert Mahan (rlmahan@milligan.edu), regional secretary-treasurer.
Region IV: Dr. Jessica Henry (jhenry@hastings.edu), regional president.
Region V: Dr. Craig Rogers (clrogers@campbellsville.edu), regional secretary-treasurer.
Region VI: Dr. Ken LaSota (lasota@rmu.edu), regional secretary-treasurer.
Region VII: Dr. Jackie Kegley (jkegley@csub.edu), regional secretary-treasurer.