GREENSBORO, N.C. – Two Greensboro College students have been awarded scholarships by the national cross-disciplinary honor society Alpha Chi.
Hannah Leigh Clayton has received an H.Y. Benedict Fellowship, worth $3,000, to pursue graduate education in 2019-2020. Clayton is a graduating senior athletic training major from Willow Spring, N.C., who will begin graduate work this fall at the University of Kentucky.
Timothy Samuel Crowell has received an Alfred H. Nolle Scholarship, worth $2,000, to continue his undergraduate education at Greensboro College. Crowell is a rising senior psychology and English & Communication Studies major from Pinnacle, N.C.
The H. Y. Benedict fellowships, of which 10 are awarded annually, are for the first year of graduate study toward the master’s, doctor’s, or professional degree at any recognized institution. For eligibility, a nominee must plan to complete his or her undergraduate degree in the academic year in which application is made and must enroll full-time in a graduate or professional program in the fall semester of the award year.
The Benedict Fellowship honors the society’s first president, Dr. Harry Benedict.
The Alfred H. Nolle scholarships are for the senior year of undergraduate study. A nominee must be a full-time undergraduate student in the fall of the academic year following his or her nomination in the spring. Ten Nolle Scholarships worth $2,000 each are awarded each year.
The Nolle Scholarship is named for one of the society’s pioneers, Dr. Alfred Nolle, who served as secretary-treasurer for 41 years.
Alpha Chi, founded in 1922, is open to seniors who rank in the top 10 percent of their class and juniors who rank in the top 5 percent of their class.
Greensboro College’s Alpha Chi chapter, designated North Carolina Xi, was activated in 1978 by Dr. Howard Wilkinson, the 14th president of the college. The chapter’s faculty sponsor is Stuart Davidson, professor of mathematics and computer science.
Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.
Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and six master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities. Learn more at greensboro.edu.
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