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Please join us in congratulating Sigma Tau Delta members who recently have been named 2019-2020 Chapter Project Grant, Study Abroad, and Summer Program recipients, as well as this year’s Elaine W. Hughes Outstanding Advisor!

Chapter Project Grants

Sigma Tau Delta’s Project Grants are designed to encourage local chapters to be innovative in developing projects that further the goals of the Society. This year we received a record number of applications and were able to award seven chapters the funds they requested for their projects. They will receive half of their funds immediately, and the other half will be awarded after they complete a project reflection in May. The 2019-2020 Project Grant recipients include:

  • Franklin Pierce University (E), Iota Omega Chapter
    • Ravens and Rivermead Read! 2019
  • Langston University (SW), Alpha Psi Delta Chapter
    • A Room of Their Own: A Retreat for Responsible Reading, Writing, and Relaxation
  • Lincoln Memorial University (S), Alpha Gamma Sigma Chapter
    • Book Forward
  • Oral Roberts University (SW), Alpha Iota Psi Chapter
    • Walden Weekend Writers’ Retreat
  • Saint Leo University (S), Alpha Alpha Alpha Chapter
    • Bilingual Book Drive for Children of Migrant Farmworkers in Florida
  • University of Guam (FW), Alpha Zeta Xi Chapter
    • Guam Island-Wide Writing Challenge (IWC)
  • Wheaton College (MW), Alpha Beta Theta Chapter
    • Books For BCNHS (Bacalod City National High School, Bacalod City, Philippines)

The next Sigma Tau Delta Project Grant submission deadline will be in November 2020. Check the Society website and Footnotes for future updates!

Study Abroad Scholarships

Study Abroad scholarships provide up to $3,000 for the purpose of studying in a program that furthers the applicant’s engagement with Sigma Tau Delta’s mission for an academic term or year in a certified, undergraduate program outside the country in which the nominating chapter is located.

Fall 2019 Winner ($3,000)
Katelyn Monaco
Ithaca College (E)
Omega Psi Chapter

Fall 2019 Runner-up ($1,500)
Hope Fischbach
Lee University (S)
Alpha Beta Iota Chapter

Summer Program Scholarship

Summer Program scholarships are for active undergraduate members, including seniors who are about to graduate at the time of application. The scholarship provides up to $1,500 for the purpose of attending a special summer program, either in the US or abroad, which furthers the applicant’s engagement with Sigma Tau Delta’s mission.

Fall 2019 Winner ($1,500)
Bethany Stanley
Augusta University (S)
Alpha Mu Eta Chapter

Outstanding Advisor Recipient


The Elaine W. Hughes Outstanding Advisor Award is given annually to recognize Advisors who give generously of their time, talent, and creativity to a local chapter. The awards recognize Advisors and mentors who foster a spirit of scholarly exchange in the local chapter, and is named in honor of Elaine W. Hughes, of the University of Montevallo, former Southern Regent, Vice President, and President of Sigma Tau Delta.

The Sigma Tau Delta Student Leadership Committee reviewed several worthy nominations and chose the 2019-2020 Outstanding Advisor Recipient, Professor Carl Miller, Chapter Advisor for the Alpha Zeta Mu Chapter at Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Miller has served as Sigma Tau Delta Chapter Advisor at PBU since 2013. Prior to his current role, he was the Chapter Advisor for the University of Alabama’s Phi Xi Chapter. In her recommendation letter, Chapter President Sarah Seldon wrote, “Dr. Miller’s dedication to the organization, involvement in his academic field, and unmatched mentorship capabilities make him the ideal candidate for this award.” Congratulations to Dr. Miller.

The next Sigma Tau Delta Outstanding Chapter Advisor nomination deadline will be in November 2020. Check the Society website and Footnotes for future updates!

More from Footnotes: December 10, 2019

Penguin Random House Summer Internship
Convention Update
Service Project: Imagination Library
Holiday Closure

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