Financial Aid  

Alpha Sigma Lambda Scholarship

For Aquinas College Continuing Education Students
Spring 2013 Selection Process
Who may apply?

Any student at Aquinas who has achieved the following criteria:

  • Is a current Aquinas Continuing Education Student who plans to attend Aquinas during the 2013 fall and 2014 spring semesters
  • Completed 30 semester hours of graded coursework at Aquinas (not including transfer credits)
  • Achieved a grade point average of 3.2 or better on all work taken at Aquinas
  • Is 24 years of age or older
  • Is enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program at Aquinas
  • Demonstrates financial need for the current academic year

NOTE:  Student does not have to be an inducted member of Alpha Sigma Lambda to apply

Which criteria will be evaluated?
Grants will be made to adult students in continuing higher education based on scholarship, leadership, the clarity and content of their personal statement, strength of recommendation and need.
What is the scholarship amount and how many scholarships will be awarded?
The amount and number of scholarships vary each year. In 2013 spring, Alpha Sigma Lambda will grant a total of nine $2000 scholarships.
What does the application process involve?
Each applicant must submit the following to Brenda Hennink by the deadline listed below:
  • The application form (typed or printed in black ink)
  • One current official transcript of academic coursework at Aquinas in a sealed envelope
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member at Aquinas on official Aquinas letterhead
  • A personal statement no longer than two typed pages.
Official forms are available in Aquinas’ Financial Aid Office.
What else do I need to know?
Members of the Aquinas College selection team will choose up to two applications from the entire pool of entries at Aquinas to submit to the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Office for consideration.  Students may not forward their own packets directly without going through Aquinas’ selection process.

Alpha Sigma Lambda has a few additional requirements:

  • Use only paper clips (no staples)
  • The faculty recommendation must be on official letterhead from Aquinas
  • Only the official forms may be used
  • Missing items or materials submitted in other formats will result in disqualification
If my application is chosen and submitted to the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Office for consideration, when will I find out the results?
Notification of awards will be made in late June 2013.
If I’m selected to receive a scholarship, how will it be given to me?
Funds will be disbursed to the student and made payable to the student and the college.
When is the deadline to apply? 
Deadline is Friday, April 12, 2013.
Who should I contact if I have questions?

Contact Brenda Hennink, Director of Adult Student Recruitment, at or (616) 632-2923.