The Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation believes that learning should last a lifetime, and our commitment to that belief is carried out through scholarships available to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Members enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program next school year are eligible. Designated scholarships are also available to non-members.

Thousands of dollars in scholarships are provided every year. If you are working towards your undergraduate or graduate degree, you are eligible to apply for a scholarship from the Foundation. One individual will be selected for each scholarship, unless otherwise noted below. Financial need is not considered when determining merit, unless specified.


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Scholarship Descriptions

For members and non-members

National Special Education Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a member and a non-member pursuing graduate or undergraduate degree in special education. It was first awarded in 1968. One scholarship is available.

Available to non-members!


 

For graduate students only

Martha Green Dimond Scholarship

This scholarship, designated for members pursuing a graduate degree in any field, was established in 1977 by Martha Dimond, AA. One scholarship is available.

Dr. Rosalie Messina Simari Scholarship

This scholarship, designated for members pursing a graduate degree in education, was established in 2002 by Kathleen Messina, ΓΔ, in honor of her sister, Rosalie Simari, ΓΔ. If a qualified applicant does not apply for this scholarship, it will be made available to a member pursuing an undergraduate degree in education. One scholarship is available.


 

For graduate and undergraduate students

Lois V. Beers Scholarship

This scholarship, designated for a member pursing either a graduate or undergraduate degree in business, was established in 2001 by Lois Beers, BΓ, in honor of her sister, Mary Beers, BΓ. One scholarship is available.

National Philanthropic Scholarship

This scholarship, designated for a member pursing either a graduate or undergraduate degree in any field, was established in 1967. One scholarship is available.

Amy M. Swisher Scholarship

This scholarship, designated for a member pursing either a graduate or undergraduate degree in any field, was established in 1952 in honor of Amy Swisher, professor emerita of art education at Miami University, OH. One scholarship is available.


 

For undergraduate students only

Wilma Wilson Sharp Scholarship

This scholarship, designated for a member pursing an undergraduate degree in any field, was established in 1968 by the Greater Kansas City Alumnae Chapter and designated in 1970 in honor of President Emerita Wilma Wilson Sharp, ZZ. One scholarship is available.

Founders Memorial Scholarships

These scholarships, designated for members pursuing an undergraduate degree in any field, were established to commemorate the Sorority’s centennial in the year 2001. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding collegians who exemplify the vision, academic pursuits and leadership skills of the Founders. Five scholarships are available.

  • Hilda Anna Giraud Endowed Founders Memorial Scholarship
  • Suzanne L. Hebert Endowed Founders Memorial Scholarship
  • S. June Smith Endowed Founders Memorial Scholarship
  • Past Presidents Endowed Founders Memorial Scholarship
  • Alpha Beta Endowed Founders Memorial Scholarship
Mary Turner Gallagher Scholarship

This scholarship, designated for a member pursing an undergraduate degree in any field, was established in 1967 in honor of Mary Gallagher, XX, first initiate and advisor of Chi Chi Chapter, Ball State University, IN. One scholarship is available.

Nancy Martin Williams Scholarship

This scholarship, designated for a member pursing an undergraduate degree in business or education, was established in 2010 by Nancy A. Williams, XX. Academic performance, financial need and participation in extracurricular activities will be evaluated. One scholarship is available.

Beta Zeta Scholarship

This scholarship, designated for a member pursing an undergraduate degree in any field, was established by alumnae and friends of Beta Zeta Chapter, University of Southwestern Louisiana. Demonstration of high academic performance and lifetime commitment to Alpha Sigma Alpha will be evaluated. One scholarship is available.

Dr. Geraldine Cox Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship, designated for a member who is in a collegiate chapter in District 2 or District 4 who is pursing an undergraduate degree in any field, was established Dr. Geraldine Vang Cox, NN. Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, volunteerism and meaningful participation in Alpha Sigma Alpha and/or other activities. Preference is given to applicants with exceptional experience and at least a 3.3 GPA on a 4 point scale. One scholarship is available.


 

Chapter specific scholarships

 

Beta Sigma Scholarships

These scholarships, designated for the treasurer and president of Beta Sigma Chapter, Missouri State University, were established in April 1987 in honor of three Beta Sigma’s who served as chapter treasurer and national treasurer: Rose Marie Fellin, 1964-67; Juanita Roberts Rowe, 1967-1970, 1974-75; and Marilyn Ramsey Garbee, 1975-80, 1982-84.

Patti Balwanz Scholarship

This scholarship, designated for a member of Beta Sigma Chapter, Missouri State University, pursing an undergraduate degree in any field, was established in 2007 by Patti’s family and friends. This scholarship is in memory of Patti who succumbed to breast cancer at the age of 29. This scholarship is awarded to Beta Sigma Chapter collegian who demonstrates academic excellence, leadership, volunteerism and meaningful participation in Alpha Sigma Alpha and other activities. One scholarship is available.

Dr. Ann Rowlette Scholarship

This scholarship, designated for a member of Phi Phi Chapter, Northwest Missouri State University, pursing an undergraduate degree in any field with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale, was established by alumnae of Phi Phi Chapter. Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, volunteerism and meaningful participation in Alpha Sigma Alpha. One scholarship is available.

Zeta Eta Scholarship

This scholarship, designated for a member of Zeta Eta Chapter, Rockhurst University, MO, pursing an undergraduate degree in any field, was established by Zeta Eta Chapter. Applicants must demonstrate high academic performance and lifetime commitment to Alpha Sigma Alpha. One scholarship is available.

Zeta Zeta Scholarship

This scholarship, designated for a member of Zeta Zeta Chapter, University of Central Missouri, pursing an undergraduate degree in any field, was established by alumnae and friends of Zeta Zeta Chapter. Applicants must demonstrate high academic performance and lifetime commitment to Alpha Sigma Alpha. One scholarship is available.