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Symonette awarded national undergraduate scholarship

Madison Symonette

University of Central Arkansas student Madison Symonette has been awarded a Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Alpha Lambda Delta, the honor society for first-year academic success. The scholarship is for the 2021-22 academic year.

Symonette is a communication sciences and disorders major who hails from Nassau in the Bahamas. She was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta in 2020

“Through Alpha Lambda Delta, I joined a community with other likeminded individuals interested in excelling academically, giving back to the community,” Symonette said. “Being in the company of other high-achieving ALD members has inspired me to achieve my greatest goals while in university. The connections that I formed with other members of ALD have made a priceless contribution to my college experience, and I have gained so much confidence from these relationships.”

This year, Alpha Lambda Delta awarded 50 Trow scholarships to outstanding students from across the country. The scholarships currently offer five $6,000 awards, ten $3,000 awards, ten $2,000 awards and twenty-five $1,000 awards. Selection is based on maintaining a 3.5 grade point average, academic records, participation in Alpha Lambda Delta activities, campus and community service activities, and the applicant’s essay answers.

The Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship was started in 1988, in honor of a past President of Alpha Lambda Delta. Jo Anne J. Trow is the former vice president for Student Services at Oregon State University. Trow served Alpha Lambda Delta as a district advisor from 1974 to 1979, as secretary from 1979 to 1983, as president-elect from 1984 to 1985, and as president from 1985 to 1988. During her presidency, the society’s governing body, the National Council, was restructured to provide more streamlined operations.

About Alpha Lambda Delta
Alpha Lambda Delta is an honor society that recognizes students’ academic success during their first year at a college or university. Founded in 1924, Alpha Lambda Delta has over a million lifetime members and is present on 280 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.”