Alpha Sigma Lambda, as the largest adult student honorary is committed to supporting adult students’ access to higher education.

Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society is committed to supporting adult learners access to higher education by awarding scholarships each year.   

Many university scholarship programs are not oriented toward adult students, forcing adult learners to seek out loans, or are often forced to work multiple jobs so that they can provide for their families while pursuing their degree.

That is why ASLHS is committed to helping adult students achieve their dreams and awards scholarships to adult learners who have a financial need for assistance to complete their degree.  


History of Alpha Sigma Lambda Scholarships

*1987 - Dr. Frederick Neuffer  *First named ASL Foundation scholarship

*1990 - Sherman V.N. Kent, Founder of ASL  *Second named scholarship

*1997 - Dr. Alicia Savage, Retired Chapter councilor from Montclair State *Third named ASL Foundation scholarship

*2005 - Dr. Paul Sable, Former ASL Foundation President & founding Member of the Foundation  *Fourth named scholarship was created

283 scholarships have been awarded to nontraditional students between 1985 - 2020!

Total Amount: $456,400.00


Our goal is to continue to increase the number and/or amount of the scholarships given each year. Give the gift of higher education & help an adult continue their education and earn a college degree. Every dollar helps make someone’s dream a reality!

Funds for the scholarships come from sales of ASLHS merchandise as well as donations to the scholarship funds.

15 % of ALL SALES on the online store will be contributed towards Alpha Sigma Lambda Scholarships.

All donations are tax deductible.

Find out how your financial support can change the lives of adult students, and learn more about our past scholarship recipients by visiting our Blog.

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"The amazingly gracious assistance that I have been selected by the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society will allow me to not only reach my goal of graduating this fall, but it gives me the courage to dream of bigger and better goals in my educational future."

"I am determined to make a difference in the lives of youth by being a positive influence and providing various resources to help them make better life decisions. Returning to school after all of these years has been no easy feat, however, I am sure the reward, in the end, will prove to be well worth it.”

“After graduation from Paul V. Moore High School in 2009, I enlisted in the United States Navy. Stationed in Norfolk, VA as a Helicopter Aircrewman. I participated in humanitarian relief, cargo/troops transport, and locating/disarming mines. After an honorable discharge from the Navy, I earned my bachelor’s in biology at SUNY Cortland.My future plans include earning my degree as a Physician Assistant.”

"I am grateful for the recognition of hard work through my induction into the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society and further the honor of being a recipient of the 2018 Scholarship."

"I am very grateful to the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society. My goals are to become a Spanish Literature teacher, share my culture with my future students, and never stop learning."

"The Alpha Sigma Lambda Scholarship will provide needed funds for flying lessons as I have earned 10 of the 40 required hours for a pilot’s license."

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