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SCPS renews Honor Society membership, presents scholarship opportunity

SCPS is fortunate to have many internal scholarship opportunities to offer our students.  Between our multiple department scholarships, the Osher grant, and the Cooke Foundation, our BA students have decent odds on landing financial support every semester.

That doesn’t mean we don’t keep an eye out for new funding opportunities to tell students about though.  And when SCPS renewed its membership in the Alpha Sigma Lambda honor society for adult students, we learned about a new scholarship opening.

Alpha Sigma Lambda is a national society and is offering a total of 10 $2200 scholarships for the academic year. The application info can be found here, but to be eligible to apply you have to meet the following criteria:

  • Completed 30 hours of graded coursework at SCPS (transfer credits do NOT count)
  • Achieved a GPA of at least 3.2 on the 4.0 scale
  • Be enrolled in one of the baccalaureate program here at SCPS
  • Demonstrate financial need

Only two students may apply from each chapter, so completed applications must be sent to the SCPS office at Suite 401, Lewis Towers. Completed applications include a personal statement and a letter of recommendation from an SCPS faculty member. SCPS will then chose the two applicants to send to the national office for final consideration after verifying the applicants meet all the selection criteria.

The final applications must be post-marked by April 30, so we’ve placed an internal deadline of April 25 to get your applications in.  Applications should be addressed to me but also please have “RE: Alpha Sigma Lambda” on the envelope as well.  That due date is right in the middle of preparing for Spring II finals, so don’t wait until the last minute if you’re interested.  Get a draft started now!

Again, you can find the application packet online here.  And if you’d like some tips on writing a strong application essay, keep an eye on this space for future articles.  Good luck!