Scholarships Grants & Awards

With the ever increasing costs of going to college, financial assistance for deserving Sisters is a priority of the Foundation and our Sisters and friends who have endowed scholarships. 

Scholarship endowments start at $25,000, and scholarships and grants are awarded in amounts from $125 and up. Since the Foundation’s inception, more than $5 million in scholarships, grants and awards have been issued, allowing Sisters to finish a degree program or seek additional education with less financial burden.

Who can apply for a scholarship?

General scholarships are available for collegiate members regardless of chapter or field of study, and alumnae members in a graduate program, regardless of chapter or field of study. Some scholarships do have restrictions or preferences as requested by donors.

View a list of Foundation scholarships.
View a list of scholarship recipients. 

How and when to apply?

Applications are due each year by March 1. The scholarship committee will evaluate your application based on academic performance, chapter and community involvement, need and letters of recommendation. All candidates are evaluated equally. Applicants will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. Please do not stipulate a specific scholarship. Please note the specific criteria for those scholarships that are available only to specific members or chapters. In some years, certain scholarships may not be awarded.

For more information about Alpha Xi Delta Foundation scholarships, or to endow a scholarship, please email


Dorothy Dodd Panhellenic Leadership Grants are awarded for an Alpha Xi Delta Panhellenic delegate or Panhellenic officer on the campus to further leadership abilities and foster Panhellenic values. This grant provides funding to the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute sponsored by NIC. The application deadline is March 15. Get application.

Marcia Ann Boden Leadership Grant Endowment
In years that the Founders’ Academy, or other national leadership takes place this scholarship will be used to provide a grant to a Rho Chapter to attend the event. In years that The Founders’ Academy, or other national leadership conference, is not offered, the fund may be used to issue a scholarship to a collegiate member from the Rho Chapter. 

Zelma Patchin Grant provides financial assistance to Alpha Xi Delta alumnae seeking personal or professional development through conferences, programs or seminars that are not for credit. Applications must be filed sixty days prior to the program. Get application.

Chapter Fund Education Grants are awarded to an initiated collegiate member who the chapter identifies. Chapters that are eligible for this grant are Rho, Alpha Eta, Beta Alpha and Beta Pi. Alpha Xi Delta Foundation will award this grant solely for for educational purposes. Get application.


Outstanding Service to a College Chapter Award recognizes the alumna member who demonstrates the most outstanding current service to a college chapter. This award is given in National Convention years only. The application deadline is May 1. Get application.

The Slaymaker-Kinsey Academic Achievement Award recognizes the initiated member in each college chapter with the highest cumulative grade point average at the beginning of the academic year. The application deadline is September 30. Get application.

The Kathryn Faul Wallace Award recognizes college chapter financial advisors who demonstrate outstanding guidance to a college chapter. The application should be completed by a chapter Financial Vice President or other advisors. The application deadline is May 1. Get application.