Aug. 18, 2009
Rebecca Anderson, a Morningside College student from Lawton, Iowa, was one of 10 students in the nation to be awarded the top Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship this year from the National Council of Alpha Lambda Delta.
Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence among first-year college and university students. Since its inception in 1924, the national honor society has grown to find homes on over 250 campuses throughout the United States.
This year Alpha Lambda Delta awarded 35 Trow scholarships – 25 for $1,000 and 10 for $3,000. Selection was based on academic records, participation in Alpha Lambda Delta activities, applicant statements, and campus and community activities. Anderson was one of the students to receive a $3,000 scholarship.
“This year’s applicant pool was the largest ever, and selecting 35 winners from such a large group of outstanding students was, as always, a challenge,” said James G. Stemler, chair of the Trow Scholarship Selection Committee and former national president of Alpha Lambda Delta.
Anderson is the daughter of Dennis and Margaret Anderson of Lawton. She is a 2007 graduate of Lawton-Bronson Community High School. Her major at Morningside is English teaching.
Chapter advisors for Alpha Lambda Delta are Marty Knepper, professor and chair of English, and Terri Curry, vice president for student life and enrollment.