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Emily Zimmerman awarded national scholarship

Monday, July 10, 2017

From the National Chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta

FAIRPORT, New York—Dr.Susan Huffman, National President of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for First-Year Students, announced that a JoAnne J. Trow Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 has been awarded to Emily Zimmerman, a student at Hood College. Zimmerman is an early childhood education major.The scholarship is for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Each year, Alpha Lambda Delta awards 36 Trow scholarships to outstanding students from across the country. Selection is based on maintaining a 3.5 GPA, academic records, participation in Alpha Lambda Delta activities, campus and community service activities, and the applicant's statement. The national selection committee was faced with a difficult task as there were many applicants who qualified.

The JoAnne J. Trow Scholarship was started in 1988, in honor of a past national president of Alpha Lambda Delta. JoAnne J. Trow is the former vice president for student services at Oregon State University. This award was originally established to give chapters of Alpha Lambda Delta an annual opportunity to reward an outstanding sophomore member with a small stipend. The scholarships currently offer five $6,000 awards, five $3,000 awards, five $2,000 awards and 21 $1,000 awards. Trow served National Alpha Lambda Delta as a district adviser from 1974 to 1979, as national secretary from 1979 to 1983, as president-elect from 1984 to 1985, and as national president from 1985 to 1988. During her presidency, the society's governing body, the National Council, was restructured to provide more streamlined operations.

Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society that recognizes students' academic success during their first year at a college or university. Founded in 1924, Alpha Lambda Delta has more than a million lifetime members and is present on more than 275 campuses nationwide. Alpha Lambda Delta's mission is to "encourage superior academic achievement, to promote intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning, and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their unique roles in society."

For more information, contact Trish Maxwell at trish@nationalald.org or 585-364-0840.