Awards of the Alpha Delta Phi Society
The Sword and Spear Award recognizes outstanding contributions by juniors and seniors to the Alpha Delta Phi Society at the Undergraduate Chapter level. This award highlights the achievements of members who have exemplified leadership and service to an extraordinary level within their respective Chapters, often going above and beyond the call of Siblinghood.
The Nominee’s name and email should be sent to Dave Ragsdale by May 31.
The Emerald and Pearl Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the Alpha Delta Phi Society at the National level. This award highlights the achievements of undergraduate members who have left a lasting impact on the Society that will long outlive their undergraduate experience.
No nomination or submission materials are necessary. Its recipient(s) will be selected by a committee of Alpha Delts who are heavily involved in the Society at the National level.
Lily of the Valley
The Lily of the Valley Award recognizes outstanding contributions of an undergraduate junior or senior member to the multitude of communities around them. This award highlights the achievements of members who have internalized the Ideals of Siblinghood and turned them outward, showing the world what it truly means to be an Alpha Delt.
To be considered, a candidate must receive a nomination from their chapter, which should include letters of reference and a summary of their contributions to communities around them.
Star and Crescent
The Star and Crescent Award recognizes outstanding contributions of a graduate member to the Alpha Delta Phi Society throughout their many years of service. This award highlights the achievements of members whose tireless work and dedication, whose nurturing support and wisdom, and whose steadfast force of character have helped to sustain and grow the Society, such that their influence and impact is still seen today, and will be seen for many more years to come.
The Rising Star Award recognizes outstanding contributions of a young graduate member to the Alpha Delta Phi Society at the National level. This award highlights the achievements of members who have shown early and tireless dedication to supporting and bettering the Phi, breathing new life into the Society and taking it to new heights.
The Literary Competition annually awards prizes for original literary composition in categories including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and photography. Cash prizes are awarded in each of the categories along with a plaque.
Each year, the judges select one overall winner to receive the Daniel Pearl Memorial Prize for Literature. Named in honor of Daniel Pearl (Stanford 1985), who was executed by terrorists while reporting from Pakistan for the Wall Street Journal in 2002, the Pearl Prize comes with a cash award of $1,000.
Entries for the annual Literary Competition are due in May. All fully-initiated undergraduate members of the Fraternity or Society are eligible.
The Seward Scholarship is named after its original benefactor, Clarence A. Seward (Geneva 1848), who throughout his studies and notable career made multiple donations to help undergraduates reach their academic goals. His understanding of the literary tradition as a treasure worth sharing is the fundamental goal of this scholarship.
These annual awards are competitive-based grants to individuals who demonstrate not just scholarly achievement but also leadership and significant contributions to the community at their college or university. These are merit based scholarships.
The Foundation awards these scholarships every year, to both Fraternity and Society members. The top Seward Scholar of the year receives the Seward Award, which is usually a significantly larger amount than awarded to other Seward Scholars. Applications for the Seward Scholarships are released early in the spring semester, and due in early July.
All fully-initiated members of the Fraternity or Society who are undergraduates in the current academic year, who will be full-time students for part or all of the next academic year are eligible and encouraged to apply.