“First in Scholarship and Leadership”
Alpha Sigma Lambda's aim is to recognize the special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interests of home and work.
Alpha Sigma Lambda is dedicated to the advancement of scholarship and recognizes high scholastic achievement in an adult student's career. By so doing, this Society encourages many students to continue toward and to earn associate and baccalaureate degrees.
To the newcomer in higher education, Alpha Sigma Lambda stands as an inspiration to scholastic growth and an invitation to associate with similarly motivated students.
Student Membership Criteria
Students interested in attaining membership in the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society must attend a regionally accredited college or university that offers two- or four-year degrees to non-traditional/adult students.
This institution must be a member of the Society in order to offer membership to its students. Membership is strictly by invitation to the chapter at the matriculating institution.
The National standards for student membership in Alpha Sigma Lambda are as follows:
Note: Students are inducted into the Society as members of a specific chapter. Membership at-large is not available to students.
- Members must be matriculated and have a minimum of 24 graded semester hours or the equivalent** and shall be matriculated students in an undergraduate degree program.
- These college credits must not include transfer credits. All credits must be taken through and graded at the matriculating institution and must be included in the student's cumulative GPA.
- At least 12 credits of a student's total credits should be earned in courses in Liberal Arts/Sciences. If the student has not earned 12 Liberal Arts/Sciences credits within the 24 credits completed at the matriculating institution, accepted transfer courses may be used to meet this requirement.
- Members shall be selected only from the highest 10 percent of the class who have 24 graded credits and are matriculated in an undergraduate degree program.
- Those selected must have a minimum grade point index of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent. The cumulative scholastic record of the student as interpreted by the institution where membership is to be conferred shall be the basis for computing scholastic eligibility.
ASL scholarship applications are currently available online. Grants will be made to adult students in continuing higher education based on scholarship, leadership, the clarity and content of their personal statement, strength of recommendation and need. The scholarship applications must be postmarked and sent to our office no later than April 30, 2015. Only Chapter Councilors may forward application packets to the Home Office after verifying your GPA, completed hours, and other required information. You may not forward your own packets. Students do not have to be a member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda chapter to apply.