This award is named in honor of Dorothy Pierpont Shaw who pledged at Rho Chapter, Boston University, in the fall of 1915, and initiated in February 1916. She later transferred to Psi Chapter, University of California, Berkeley. Between 1920 and 1931, she served as Alumnae Secretary, Registrar, Historian, Province President, and Grand Convention Manager. She published the first national membership directory for the sorority.
The Dorothy Shaw Leadership Award is the highest individual honor given to a collegiate member of Alpha Delta Pi. Applications are available online each fall. The completed form, with recommendations, must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on April 1, 2018. Award winners are selected and announced at District Leadership Conference and honored again during the summer meeting.
The Dorothy Shaw Leadership Award is given annually to collegiate members of Alpha Delta Pi who:
* Is a current Junior or Senior
* Has a 3.40 cumulative college GPA and is active in the sorority chapter as well as on campus.
* Has supporting letters and information as requested on the application form.
Please see the Chapter Operations Book for complete information.
A full letter of recommendation is no longer required. However, you will be asked to supply the name and email address of an individual who will select how they recommend you for the award. Recommenders could be campus based professionals, advisors, international officers or your chapter president. Please note, only online submissions via this website will be accepted. Even if you are still unsure about completing the application process, it is best practice to go ahead and ask for a recommendation to be submitted on your behalf. You can enter the name and contact information once you have started your application.
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