Scholarships

Alpha Chi awards $74,000 a year in twenty-six scholarships and fellowships to individual members enrolled in full-time study.

Each chapter is limited to a maximum of two applicants—two applicants for the undergraduate categories (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 in their senior year in 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 award year.


Alumni members and graduate students at the time of application do not have to go through a chapter sponsor to apply for Pryor Fellowships. 

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.

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Regional & Chapter Scholarships
Several of Alpha Chi's seven regions also offer scholarships and fellowships. Contact your chapter's regional secretary-treasurer (below) for more information on regional scholarships. Several local chapters also offer scholarships to their members, so contact your chapter sponsor for information.

Region I:  Contact the secretary-treasurer, Dr. Karl Havlak, for more information (karl.havlak@angelo.edu). 
Region II:  Contact the secretary-treasurer, Prof. Suzanne Pundt, for more information (spundt@uttyler.edu).
Region III:  Region III Scholarship Information Contact Dr. Robert Mahan (rlmahan@milligan.edu), the secretary-treasurer.
Region IV:  Region IV Scholarship Information Contact Jessica Henry (jhenry@hastings.edu), the region president.
Region V:  Contact the secretary-treasurer, Dr. Craig Rogers, for more information (clrogers@campbellsville.edu).
Region VI:  Contact the secretary-treasurer, Dr. Ken LaSota, for more information (lasota@rmu.edu).
Region VII:  Contact the secretary-treasurer, Dr. Pamela Johnston, for more information (pamela.johnston@fresno.edu).