Aug. 31, 2011
Mary Horton, a Morningside College student from Sioux City, Iowa, was one of 35 students in the nation to be awarded a 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 more than 270 campuses throughout the United States.
Each year, National Alpha Lambda Delta awards at least 35 Trow scholarships to outstanding students across the country. Selection is based on academic records, participation in Alpha Lambda Delta activities, applicant statements, and campus and community activities.
For the 2011 competition, the national selection committee reviewed more than 85 applicants submitted by over 60 local chapters. Horton was one of the students chosen to receive a $1,000 scholarship.
“This year’s applicant pool was extremely strong, and selecting 35 winners from such a large group of outstanding students was, as always, a challenge,” said Susan Huffman, national president of Alpha Lambda Delta and chair of the scholarship selection committee.
Horton is the daughter of Paul and Melanie Horton of Sioux City. She is a 2009 graduate of Sioux City North High School. Her major at Morningside is elementary education.
Chapter advisors for Alpha Lambda Delta are Marty Knepper, professor and chair of English, and Terri Curry, vice president for student life and enrollment.