Bailey Kinsella ’23 (Bachelor of Music in Music Education) was awarded a Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship by Alpha Lambda Delta, the honor society for first-year academic success, for the 2021/22 academic year. Kinsella is from Bridgewater, New Jersey. Kinsella was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta in 2020.
“Alpha Lambda Delta has given me the confidence to push myself to my fullest potential,” said Kinsella when asked how her Alpha Lambda Delta membership has impacted her. “Since being inducted into this society, I have continually realized that the only person standing in my way is myself. ALD has helped me realize my true academic potential.”
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.
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.”