Atlanta, GA – Delta Phi Lambda Foundation awarded its highest-funded scholarships during the 2018 national convention last August in Athens, GA. The scholarship recipients were evaluated and selected by a volunteer panel of alumnae sisters. These scholarships were made possible by donations received. Last year each scholarship was in the amount of $750 each. Thanks to the generosity of our donors this year, they were able to increase each scholarship amount to $1,000.
The Hannah Seoh Alumnae Scholarship can help graduate students and young professionals conduct research, study abroad, or pay for professional conferences. The recipient of the alumnae scholarship has demonstrated strong leadership, and a desire to effect positive change in their communities.
This year’s recipient of the Hannah Seoh Alumnae Scholarship graduated from undergrad in 2017 with a B.S. in Health Systems Management. While in undergrad, she served as Cultural Chair, Academic Chair, Recruitment Chair, Philanthropy Chair, and Fundraising Chair. She graduated this year with her MBA with a GPA of 3.93 and is currently a PhD student at Benedictine University. Mentoring has always had a special place in her heart and shows in her experience with First Year Companion, Family Matters, and Link Crew. She has also started a mentorship program at her church. Additionally, her experience as a Wellness Advocate, resident hall Finance Coordinator, and MGC Membership Development Chair to name a few, demonstrates her extensive leadership skills. With this scholarship, she hopes to attend two conferences this year that are a requirement for her PhD program. Her long-term goals include teaching at the collegiate level because she believes power lies in education. This sister believes a leader is someone who listens, is open-minded and empowers those around them, and she currently serves as the Delta Phi Lambda Director of Collegiate Programming for National Headquarters. She crossed in Spring 2016 at Kappa Chapter-Loyola University Chicago. The 2018 Hannah Seoh Alumnae Scholarship recipient is Dina “raVen” Puthenpurakal.
The Academic Excellence Scholarship can help collegiate sisters offset costs associated with academics including, tuition, books, and study abroad. The recipient of the academic excellence scholarship has achieved academic excellence, performed community service, and served in several leadership positions.
The recipient of the Academic Excellence Scholarship is pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Medical Sciences with a 4.0 GPA and is expected to graduate in 2021. She is a member of the University Honors Program, which consists of the top 5% students at the University of Cincinnati. Her honors and awards include Choose Ohio First Scholar, Darwin T. Turner Scholar, and Dean’s List. She has volunteered as a Bearcat Buddies Tutor and a Summer Adventure Program Assistant and has served in other leadership roles with the National Honor Society and Friends Against Bullying. At her chapter, she has served as Academic Chair. With this scholarship, she hopes it will help accomplish her goal of presenting her research at scientific conferences and contribute meaningful findings to the scientific community. This sister, though very early in her collegiate years, has demonstrated academic excellence and great leadership skills. She crossed in Spring 2018 from Beta Chapter-University of Cincinnati. This year’s 2018 Academic Excellence Scholarship recipient is Ngoc “NOVAYLA” Nguyen.
About the Delta Phi Lambda Foundation
The Delta Phi Lambda Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-deductible nonprofit organization committed to empower the women of Delta Phi Lambda and the communities they serve by funding scholarships, supporting philanthropic endeavors and promoting leadership development. With the financial support of our donors, we can provide women with the tools they need to sustain a chapter and programs that award women with great academic achievements.