Scholarship Eases Financial Load for Mason Student

Posted: August 10, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Nicholas Zinzer

George Mason University rising sophomore Syeda Majid can rest easier this fall. She is the recipient of an academic scholarship from Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD), a national honor society for first-year students.

The $1,000 scholarship will cover some of her expenses for the upcoming academic semester.

“As a student, the $1,000 scholarship means a lot to me because it will help me with the semester tuition, which means that I don’t have to work as much during the school year to help pay my tuition,” says Majid.

The mathematics major received the award after qualifying as a student who maintained a 3.5 or higher GPA and was in the top 20 percent of her class during her first year or term of higher education.

“I joined Alpha Lambda Delta to give to my community since Alpha Lambda Delta does a lot of community service activities such as holding food drives and participating in AIDS walks,” says Majid. She was vice president of operations for the honor society during the 2005-06 year.

The sophomore says ALD is different from other honor societies because it awards students who have excelled in their first year of college. “Alpha Lambda Delta also gives me a chance to develop my communication, leadership and interpersonal skills,” she adds.

Sayid, who goes by the nickname “Annie,” plans to take the Medical College Admissions Test. She says the scholarship will allow her to focus on preparing for the test.

“Annie was an extremely dedicated officer who went out of her way to ensure the success of our organization,” says Donna Fox, assistant dean of undergraduate academic affairs and faculty advisor to Alpha Lambda Delta. “As a math major, she maintained a truly impeccable GPA while participating in ALD activities.”

For more information on Alpha Lambda Delta, visit the web site.

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