North Carolina A&T State University junior and current Student Government Association vice president of external affairs, Canisha Cierra Turner, has been awarded the Jo Anne J. Trow National Scholarship

Earlier this month, the national president of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for First Year Students, Dr. Susan Melton Huffman announced Turner received one of 35 Trow scholarships.

Each year, National Alpha Lambda Delta awards at least 35 Trow scholarships to outstanding students across the country.  The competition is open to any sophomore member of the society who has maintained the required 3.5 GPA.  Selection is based on academic records, participation in Alpha Lambda Delta activities, applicants' statements and campus and community activities.

For the 2012 competition, the national selection committee reviewed more than 100 strong applicants for the Trow award. The scholarship was started in 1988, in honor of a past National President of Alpha Lambda Delta, Jo Anne J. Trow.

The award was originally established to give chapters of Alpha Lambda Delta an annual opportunity to reward outstanding sophomore member with a small stipend. The society currently offers five $6,000 awards, five $3,000 awards, five $2,000 awards and 20 $1,000 awards.

Turner is a Waverly, Va., native majoring in agricultural business. She is a USDA Scholar who has maintained a 4.0 grade point average through her first two years in college. Turner’s scholarship is worth $1,000.