Marguerite Shepard

For more than 50 years, the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation has supported women’s education. This commitment can be seen in the scholarships they provide for members enrolled in undergraduate and graduate institutions. The Foundation is able to provide scholarships funded by generous donations, as well as connect applicants to local, school or chapter specific scholarships. Through their support of members’ academic accomplishments, the Foundation continues to Inspire the Woman and Impact the World.

To highlight Alpha Gamma Delta’s commitment to academic enrichment, February is known as the Month of Marguerite. The women we have featured below truly exemplify the scholastic spirit of Founder Marguerite Shepard. They applied for a scholarship to help ease their financial burden of their college expenses. Please join us in celebrating these women and all of our members, collegiate and alumnae, as they pursue higher education.

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Alyssa Anenberg, Delta Iota—California State University-Chico, Environment Science-Hydrology Major

Merlon King Fanno Memorial Scholarship Recipient

“Growing up I always had an innate love for the outdoors and an adventurous outlook on life; enjoying all manner of outdoor activities, including backpacking, rock climbing and snowboarding. I have a great appreciation for the fact that both my personal and academic interests can be combined into a future career.”







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Shelby Beavers, Zeta Omicron—Kettering University, Mechanical Engineering Major

Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation General Scholarship Recipient

“I try to live with Purpose throughout each and every day.  I work to gain understanding of the responsibilities, abilities and opportunities I encounter throughout my work and school careers.”







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Ashley Flood, Kappa Delta—Westminster College-Missouri, Political Science Major

Omicron Scholarship Recipient

“When I feel that I may fall short, I think about our Purpose and why I joined Alpha Gamma Delta: ‘To welcome the opportunity of contributing to the world’s work in a community where I am placed because of the joy of service thereby bestowed and the talent of leadership multiplied.’ I cherish this Purpose, because it embodies exactly what it is that I want to do with my life -help others because of the happiness it brings.”






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Jenna Gowell, Zeta Theta—Lafayette College, International Relations and Politics Major

Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation General Scholarship Recipient

“I can say with confidence that I owe much of my success to the sisters who have formed my support system throughout college. They were, after all, the first people to hear about my graduate school acceptance, and they cried even more tears of joy than I did. My life’s purpose has been to contribute to the world’s work in every setting I find myself, as the opportunity to serve my peers is richly rewarding and has cultivated priceless leadership qualities.”






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Nicole Nguyen, Delta Beta—Washington State University, Business Marketing Major

Pierson Family Delta Beta Scholarship Recipient

“Being an Alpha Gam has benefited my life in more ways than I could have ever imagined. Not only have I developed lifelong relationships, but I also have grown significantly as a leader. Alpha Gamma Delta has opened so many doors for me and I will forever be a proud Alpha Gam.”







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Rachel Sholder, Zeta Beta—Lehigh University, Mathematics Major

William, Jr. and Minerva Ritchie Denning Scholarship Recipient

“This shall be my purpose that those who know me may esteem Alpha Gamma Delta for her attainments, revere her for her purposes and love her for her womanhood. I believe I wholeheartedly live with Purpose each and every day through my academic endeavors, my contribution to the Lehigh University campus and through my personal relations.”






Behrens SStephanie Behrens, Zeta Beta—Lehigh University, Economics Major

Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation General Scholarship Recipient

“The Purpose reminds me each morning to keep my mental, emotional and physical health in check while striving to be a confident, passionate woman. It has also taught me to be accepting of myself when mistakes happen. The support I’ve gotten from this amazing group of women has surpassed what I could’ve imagined when first signing my bid.”






Carroll AAnna Carroll, Gamma Delta—Auburn University, Education Major

Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation General Scholarship Recipient

“As an education major, understanding and wisdom are two influential factors in my life and I constantly strive to gain knowledge and teach it to others. I believe everyone has a responsibility to contribute to the world’s work, and I constantly serve my community by volunteering at local organizations, like the Beat Bama Food Drive and the Boys and Girls Club.”

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