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Scholarship Opportunity: College JumpStart Scholarship

Fill out an application and submit a personal statement of 250 words to win a scholarship of $1,000.  This scholarship application is due by October 17th, 2015.  The application is great because it is simple and the scholarship would be perfect to apply to a study abroad program or a semester of books and school supplies.

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The following are prompt questions. Please answer only ONE on the application:

(1) What are your educational goals?
(2) How will winning this scholarship help you attain your goals?
(3) Write about a time when “hard work” paid off.
(4) Describe your experience with community service and volunteering and how that has affected you and your outlook.

10/13 October General Member Meeting

ALD will be hosting a general member meeting on October 13th at 8pm in the Family Studies Building Room 103.

The general member meeting will take the time to explain more about the fall events that are happening the following week such as PumpkinFest 2015 and the Halloween Game Night.


See you all then!

Support Pi Beta Phi’s ArrowSpike 2K15

Pi Beta Phi will be hosting their annual philanthropy event, ArrowSpike, on October 10th at 11:00 AM! ArrowSpike is a 6 v. 6 volleyball tournament to benefit Read>Lead>Achieve, Pi Beta Phi’s philanthropic effort, which inspires a lifelong love of reading that can unlock true potential creating a more literate and productive society.

The event will be held at Husky Village and sign-in will be at 10:30 AM for all of the teams. Teams are made up of at least 6 players, with a max of 2 additional substitutes (8 team members total).

We are looking to form an ALD team.  The registration fee would be covered by ALD.  If anyone is interested in participating in Pi Beta Phi’s ArrowSpike and did not do so at the general member meeting please email If you want to know more about the event check out the shared event on ALD’s Facebook page.

President Office Hours


My name is Abby and I’m the President of ALD. I will now be having office hours on Mondays 1:30-5:30 PM and Wednesday 1:30-3:30 PM in ROWE/CUE 217. Please feel free to stop by if you have any questions or would like to get more involved with ALD!


Welcome Back ALDers!

ALD hope all our members had a great summer! But we are glad to have you back in Husky Nation.  Therefore, ALD is hosting an ice cream social in the Student Union Lobby to welcome back everyone properly. The event will be free for all members of ALD, so come on down from 7:30pm to 9:00pm, enjoy some delicious DAIRY BAR ice cream, and hang out with your fellow ALDers!

4/21 ALD Finals Study Break

Hi ALD members,

Finals week is approaching and we understand that as the scholars you are that you have been very busy studying.  ALD feels your pain!  ALD also understands that with hours of studying sometimes it calls for a break.  So what better way to relax than take a study break with ALD!  Take some time to relax and unwind! Our minds need an occasional rest in order to stay alert and productive, and you can look forward to a reward as you study.  Come to Gentry Rm 101 from 7pm-8pm and we will have some treats and a very special guest! Big Hint: he walks on four legs!!  He is also the cutest thing on campus!


See you there,


April Opportunities of the Month

The following are scholarship opportunities for the month of April.  ALD highly recommends members apply to these scholarships because it is only beneficial to you.  Winning a scholarship could possibly pay for a semester of books! So check them out:


Scholarship Opportunity: Defensive Driving Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 30, 2015
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  • Description: Defense Driving is an organization committed to reducing fatalities on the road due to bad driving practices. By filling out the application and making a very short video discussing 2-3 interesting things that have distracted you while driving, you could win a $1,500 scholarship.



Scholarship Opportunity: Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity

  • Deadline: April 30, 2015
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  • Description: The Milton Fisher Scholarship is about rewarding students who can demonstrate innovation and creativity in their essays and letters of recommendation. If you can impress the committee, they will be awarding 5 scholarships of up to $5,000 which are renewable for your entire undergraduate career.



Scholarship Opportunity: Active Leader Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 20, 2015
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  • Description: Active Data wants to encourage student involvement and activity on college campuses. As a result, they ask students to write a 500-1000 word essay about why it’s important to be informed and involved on campus and/or how they’ve been involved on campus. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

4/13 Last General Member Meeting

Hi ALD members,

Monday will be our last general member meeting for this school year!  We will be meeting in Oak Hall Rm 112 from 7pm-8pm.  During the meeting, we will discuss future ALD events so it is very important you all attend so you don’t miss out on hearing about these great opportunities.  In addition, we will be reflecting on what ALD has done this spring semester.  Lastly, new inductees can still pick up their certificate and pin before or after the meeting.

See you then,


Flower Fest 2015 & Relay for Life

Spring is finally here so what better to celebrate it then come check out Flower Fest!  Flower Fest 2015 will take place April 3rd (Friday) 10am-3pm on Fairfield Way.  There will be colorful flowers, arts and crafts, and more!  All proceeds will go to ALD’s Relay for Life team.  In addition, Relay for Life will take place on April 10th (Friday) from 4pm-10pm on the CLAS Quad/Founder’s Green.  Relay For Life’s mission is to raise funds to improve cancer survival, decrease the incidence of cancer, and improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their caretakers.  ALD members should come to this event to support fellow ALD members and raise awareness on cancer and the people it affects!  If anyone has questions about either event feel free to email us at

First Spring Social Event

Our first social event of the spring semester will take place in Gentry Room 140 at 7pm today, March 25th.  Come and get to know fellow ALD members.  This is a great opportunity for the new members to meet other ALD members and learn more about ALD.