Scholarships & Grants

Georgia Alpha Delta Kappa has as one of its altruism projects, a scholarship fund for the purpose of aiding students who are in need of financial assistance while securing a college education. Internationally, Alpha Delta Kappa biennially awards more than a quarter of a million dollars through its many scholarship programs. The many lives these scholarships have enriched are testimony to the collective efforts of Alpha Delta Kappa. To see a full list of scholarships and grants provided, visit the Alpha Delta Kappa page for Scholarships by clicking here.

Scholarships at a Glance

Appendix A from the GA Policies and Procedures Manual specific for all Scholarship Applications

Scholarships and Grants Instruction Guide

Georgia Alpha Delta Kappa State Scholarships

Scholarships and Grants History

Excellence in Education (EiE Award)

Available to *current Alpha Delta Kappa members

APPLY ONLINE (Applications are posted 60-90 days before the scholarship deadline. See details below about when this application will be a live link).

The Excellence in Education Award recognizes members of Alpha Delta Kappa for their outstanding contributions to education. To be eligible, the nominee must be an active member and be actively engaged in the education profession and be under contract in teaching, administration or some specialized field of education. Nominated by a colleague or parent, nominees’ adjudication is based on professional dedication, knowledge, skills, professional achievement and success, school/community collaboration, contributions to the educational process and active involvement in Alpha Delta Kappa.

The Nomination Form must be received electronically through the online application link available with the deadline of November 1 in odd-numbered years. Nominees will receive an invitation through the online application link with a deadline of January 15 of even-numbered years. *Available to current Alpha Delta Kappa members. Applicants’ dues must be paid by the scholarship deadline. Applicant shall not be a member of the International Executive Board, International Chapter, International scholarship boards or committees, a substantial contributor to the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation or a relative of any of the aforementioned groups.

Georgia Scholarship Fund

Georgia Alpha Delta Kappa shall have as its altruistic project a scholarship fund for the purpose of aiding students who are pursuing a college degree. The student should be attending school as a full-time student.

Additional Information about GA Scholarship fund and Application

Georgia Past State Presidents’ Scholarship Fund

Georgia Alpha Delta Kappa has established a presidents’ scholarship fund for the purpose of assisting members who attend personal or professional continuing education programs. These scholarships are designed specifically for non-Alpha Delta Kappa sponsored conferences, conventions, seminars and workshops and may not be used for college course credit or personal travel.  Full details.

Past State Presidents’ Word Application

Past State Presidents’ PDF Application

Melba Priestley $2500 Memorial Scholarship for Georgia Residents (application deadline no later than May 30th in odd numbered years)

To make a donation in the memory of Melba Priestley to be used toward this scholarship, please donate to the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation here being sure in the Details box to add this money is toward the Melba Priestley scholarship.

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to encourage commitment to educational excellence, and to give financial assistance to teachers or those preparing to teach. 

The Savannah Alpha Delta Kappa scholarship was established in the 1980’s by the chapters of the Savannah, Georgia City Council.  In 1990, the scholarship was named the MELBA PRIESTLEY ALPHA DELTA KAPPA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP to honor Melba Priestley, a local educator, a member of Alpha Gamma Chapter, past Georgia State President, and past International President of Alpha Delta Kappa.

The scholarship is awarded every two years (odd numbered years) to a Georgia State resident who is a qualified college Junior, Senior, or Graduate student with a declared major in Education. It is funded by members of Alpha Gamma Chapter in Savannah, and interest from an investment fund in the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation. The fund receives memorial contributions and donations from members and others who support the ideals and principles of Alpha Delta Kappa.

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to encourage commitment to educational excellence, and to give financial assistance to college juniors, seniors, or graduate students majoring in Education.

It is awarded locally by a Board of Directors of the Melba Priestley Alpha Delta Kappa Memorial Scholarship. You may contact Edith (Boo) Padgett at (912) 398-0696 or with any questions.

Melba Priestley Memorial Scholarship Application Requirements

  • Completed online application form
  • Official transcript of college credits and grades
  • Letters of recommendation from two educators who know the student professionally
  • A personal letter from the applicant describing future goals and plans
  • Application packet including all of the above to be sent to: or
  • Mrs. Edith Padgett
  • 3 Cardiff Road
  • Savannah, Georgia 31419

Click HERE to be taken to the online Melba Priestley Memorial Scholarship Application. Note: The application must be received no later than May 30th in odd numbered years. The scholarship will be awarded on June 30th of odd numbered years. The recipient will be notified no later than July 15th of odd numbered years. This scholarship award, a one-time check for $2500 will be sent directly to the recipient prior to fall semester.

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