Cross and Crescent Scholarship

The Cross and Crescent Scholarship is given to Ball State University males who exemplify academic excellence, qualities of leadership, and an overall commitment to personal growth. The scholarship is for $250.00 (We reserve the right to award more than one scholarship). Applications are due by 10 p.m. on February 9, 2018. Please bring completed applications and essay responses to chapter or submit via email. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Joe Trentadue via email at

Applicants are required to meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a male student at Ball State University
  2. Have a minimum 3.0 High School cumulative GPA (For Freshmen Candidates)


  1. Achieved a 3.0 in their most recent semester at a college or university (For candidates that have completed one or more semesters at a college or university)
  2. Applicants must be considered a full time student at Ball State University (Be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours)

Transcript Release Form
So that the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity may properly verify my eligibility for this scholarship, I , Student ID # , hereby authorize that my transcripts be released to the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity High Zeta in order to aid them in their decision.

Answer two prompts from the following list of essay questions. Responses should be typed. Essays should be no more than 500 words. Please indicate the two essays that you have chosen


  1. In your experience so far, what does Lambda Chi Alpha mean to you? What do you hope to contribute to the fraternal experience? What do you hope to gain from the fraternal experience?
  2. Talk about a time when you overcame an obstacle in your life. How did overcoming that situation help you grow and what did you learn from it? How did it help you gain leadership skills?
  3. The men of Lambda Chi Alpha live by a set of core values (Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Service & Stewardship, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage). What are some values you feel you exemplify in your daily life? You can use the ones listed above or provide your own examples.