In This Issue

  1. The Sigma Tau Delta Newsletter
  2. Scholarships and Awards
  3. 2015 International Convention: Submissions are Open
  4. Better World Books Campus Textbook Drive
  5. October (ONLY) Special: Save 25% on ALL Merchandise!

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The Sigma Tau Delta Newsletter

The current issue of The Sigma Tau Delta Newsletter is now available in online format. The Newsletter showcases insightful and informative articles written by Sigma Tau Delta leaders, active chapter members, and alumni. Inside this issue you'll find:

Scholarships and Awards

Annually, Sigma Tau Delta offers a variety of scholarships and academic awards valued at up to $5,000 each. Because these opportunities are offered exclusively to Sigma Tau Delta members, applicants who take the time to submit a carefully prepared application have a significantly increased chance of receiving an award.

Scholarships and Academic Awards
Application Deadline: November 10

Sigma Tau Delta uses STARS (Scholarship Tracking and Review System) to simplify and streamline the online submission process for scholarships and academic awards. STARS also alerts students to all application opportunities available to them, increasing their chances of receiving funding. View scholarships and the STARS application process.

Individual Awards and Chapter Awards
Application Deadline: November 3

Individual Awards are offered for leadership. Chapter Awards include: outstanding chapters, outstanding Sponsors, and outstanding literary arts journals.

2015 International Convention: Submissions are Open

Submission Deadline: October 27
Submissions are now being accepted for Sigma Tau Delta's 2015 International Convention, March 18-21 in Albuquerque, NM. Featured speakers for the 2015 Convention include: Gary Soto, Simon Ortiz, and Leslie Marmon Silko.

Over $10,000 will be awarded for student works presented at the convention. View the convention website for the call for submissions and other convention information.

Better World Books Campus Textbook Drive

Sigma Tau Delta's National Service Partner, Better World Books (BWB) Campus Textbook Drive, is a turnkey project, including all supplies, promotional materials, packing supplies, and shipping costs. Last year, chapters collected 15,880 accepted books. View the results of the top 25 campus textbook drives.

Collecting books on your campus raises money for your chapter, helps find new homes for used books, supports literacy nonprofits, and keeps books out of landfills. Five percent of the net sales of the books collected by Sigma Tau Delta chapters will be donated to benefit a literacy initiative in our convention host city, Albuquerque, NM.

Host a book drive to benefit literacy initiatives worldwide, while at the same time raising funds for your chapter. The fall season runs through December 12. To start your book drive today, visit BWB's Campus Textbook Drive Resource Center.

October (ONLY) Special: Save 25% on ALL Merchandise!

During the month of October, receive 25% off on ALL Sigma Tau Delta merchandise, including graduation and clothing items. Regular shipping charges apply.

Chapter Administrators ordering through Write Away will automatically receive the 25% discount. During October (ONLY), individual members may place direct credit card phone orders by contacting Karen Larsen at (815) 981-9974 x142, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST. Phone messages cannot be accepted for this special sale.

Merchandise Price List and Sale Details