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Two Ohio University students awarded scholarships by Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society

Two Ohio University students were recently awarded Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarships by Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for First-Year Students. A scholarship in the amount of $1,000 was awarded to Erica Rieder, and one in the amount of $1,000 was awarded to Brenna Innocenzi.

Each year, the national chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society awards 36 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 statement.

Rieder, a junior, is involved in many different programs on campus in addition to her membership in Alpha Lambda Delta. She is majoring in child and family studies and minoring in sociology. 

Despite not having a specific career in mind, Rieder said she knows that whatever it is, she will be helping others. She is also a second-year resident assistant in Sowle Hall. In addition, she serves as the fundraising chair for Relay for Life OU as well as Bobcats for Children and Families.

“This scholarship has lifted a huge weight off of my shoulders and additionally has made me more confident in myself and my academic success,” Rieder said. 

Innocenzi, also a resident assistant, has also focused her future on helping others. She is majoring in exercise physiology with a minor in biology. She is a member of Hall Council and the Recreation Club, as well as several other student organizations on campus.

“I am very grateful for the opportunity to receive such a scholarship,” Innocenzi said. “In the future, it will keep my academic costs low and my career opportunities high.”