Rising junior Zachary Ruggerie receives national undergraduate scholarship
Rising junior Zachary Ruggerie, a History major from York, Pa., has been awarded the Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship from Alpha Lambda Delta for the 2020-21 academic year. Alpha Lambda Delta has awarded 50 Trow scholarships to outstanding students from across the country.
McDaniel College rising junior History major Zachary Ruggerie of York, Pa., has been awarded the Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship from Alpha Lambda Delta. The undergraduate scholarship, which is in the amount of $1,000, is for the 2020-21 academic year.
A member of McDaniel’s chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta (First Year Seminar) national honor society, Ruggerie also serves as a member of the Honors Program and on the Peer Mentor Advisory Board. He is also involved in the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society and earned The Major George N. Keady Award for Excellence in History, which is annually given to a history student at McDaniel who demonstrates academic distinction in history.
“This recognition is a great honor and serves as a reminder of all my hard work throughout college,” said Ruggerie. “This also further motivates me to continue to put forth my best effort in my academics and as a leader on campus.”
Alpha Lambda Delta has awarded 50 Trow scholarships to outstanding students from across the country. Selection is based on maintaining a 3.5 grade point average, academic records, participation in Alpha Lambda Delta activities, campus and community service activities, and the applicant’s essay answers. The national selection committee was faced with a difficult task as there were a record-breaking number of qualified applicants this year. The Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship was started in 1988, in honor of a past National President of Alpha Lambda Delta. Jo Anne J. Trow is the former Vice President for Student Services at Oregon State University. Trow served National Alpha Lambda Delta as a District Advisor from 1974 to 1979, as National Secretary from 1979 to 1983, as Presidentelect from 1984 to 1985, and as National President from 1985 to 1988. During her presidency, the Society’s governing body, the National Council, was restructured to provide more streamlined operations.
The Alpha Lambda Delta (First Year Seminar) national honor society at McDaniel recognizes students who completed their first year at McDaniel with a 3.7 grade point average (GPA) or higher. Its mission is to encourage superior academic achievement, promote intelligent living and continued high standards and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their roles in society.