Scholarships and Grants

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 members. Alpha Delta Kappa also biennially recognizes a special member with the International Excellence in Education Award for outstanding contributions to education. 

Online applications provided by Kaleidoscope, a service engaged by Alpha Delta Kappa. Applications are posted 60-90 days before the scholarship deadline.

Scholarships at a Glance             Applicant General Info                 Committee General Info              Photo Release Form   


January 15
Even-numbered year only
Excellence in Education (EiE) Awards
- Nomination required by a colleague/ chapter member or self-nomination by November 1 odd-numbered year 
-S/P/N Level awarded at even-numbered S/P/N conventions
-Regional Level awarded at each Regional Conference in even-numbered years (seven awards)
-International Level awarded at the International Convention in odd-numbered years.
To recognize active educators for outstanding contributions in education.
One application completed by nominee for consideration at three possible levels.
Nominations deadline November 1 of odd-numbered year.
MEMBERS engaged in education with nomination by the November 1 odd-numbered year deadline. Nominees will receive online invitation to fill out the application by January 15 deadline. 
Must be a recipient at the S/P/N level to be eligible at the Regional level. Only Regional recipients are eligible for the International Award.
Varied- S/P/N Level Awards. All S/P/N recipients receive a unique EiE award pin at Regional Conferences.

$500 Regional Award for educational purposes and an engraved trophy.

$5,000 International Award to recipient for educational purposes, materials, coursework, or to enhance personal and professional educational goals and an engraved trophy/plaque.
January 31 Regional Professional Development (RPD) Scholarship For advanced study, postgraduate degrees or National Board certification  MEMBERS engaged in education $3,000 per region, to fund up to two annual scholarships.
February 15 Fine Arts Grants Encourage student enrichment in the fine arts.   MEMBERS engaged in education $10,000 single grant or divided among two or more recipients.
February 15 Agnes Robertson Global Outreach (ARGO) 
(Formerly known as: Living Memorial Scholarship)
Opportunity for professional growth through the study of other cultures to promote World Understanding and develop educational resources.  MEMBERS engaged in education $2,500 annually for one recipient.
March 1

Future Educators
A∆KCC Students Eligible ONLY
Assistance for tuition, room and board and course materials for students who display potential to be excellent educators. A∆KCC Students approaching or in the last two years of teacher preparation at university/college. $1,000 annually awarded to up to seven recipients
April 15 Regional Mini-Scholarships
(For activities taking place between May 15-Nov 15)
For non-Alpha Delta Kappa-sponsored conferences, classes or workshops.  MEMBERS engaged or retired from education $1,500 per region with up to $500 per scholarship. 
September 15  Classroom Grant To assist excellent member educators to enhance classroom lessons.  MEMBERS engaged in innovative teaching practices. $2,000 limit per region at $400 per grant awarded. Up to five awards for seven regions. Thirty-five awards are available for funding.
October 15 Regional Mini-Scholarships
(For activities taking place between Nov 15-May 15)
For non-Alpha Delta Kappa-sponsored conferences, classes or workshops.  MEMBERS engaged in education or retired from education $1,500 per region, with up to $500 per scholarship. 
November 1 Odd-numbered year only Excellence in Education (EiE) award Nomination Form
Nomination required by a colleague/chapter member or self-nomination
Nomination form required for educator to receive invitation to complete online application. Application packet due January 15 of even-numbered year. MEMBERS engaged in education and under contract in teaching, administration, or some specialized field of education. Must have a nomination to progress to the application level. Past recipients at the regional level not eligible to be nominated again. Awards are made at the S/P/N, Regional and International levels for recipients at each level. See Excellence in Education awards, above, for January 15 EiE award information. 
November 15
Innovation Grant
Recommendation by a member required
To assist creative, innovative educators with cost of supplies or services to enhance lessons. Non-members with no more than 10 years of teaching experience. $1,000 limit per region at $200 per grant awarded. Up to five awards for seven regions.


International Teacher Education (ITE) Up to seven International educators’ opportunity for graduate study in the United States; $10,000 each
Marie Neal Memorial Scholarship Baker University, Baldwin City KS (Application through the University)
Alpha Delta Kappa Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI—MO) (Application through KCAI)
Agnes Shipman Robertson Memorial Scholarship UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance (Application through the University of Missouri-Kansas City)