Alpha Delta Kappa (ADK) is an international honorary organization of women educators dedicated to educational excellence, altruism and world understanding.

The local chapter of ADK, Alpha Phi, includes the school districts of Park Rapids, Nevis, Menahga and Sebeka. This organization exists to support local communities (e.g., public and school libraries, food shelf, HIC, Kinship, Food Angels, etc.) and the mission of the international organization (e.g., St. Jude’s, Alzheimer’s Association, etc.).

The sisters of Alpha Phi promote professional growth and educational enrichment with diverse monthly programs, and they enjoy personal and social experiences together as well. Membership is open to all women educators.

At the state and national levels, Alpha Phi is fortunate to participate in conferences and conventions with other industrious women in education.

At the local level, the group awards annual $500 scholarships to area college students who plan to enter the professional field of teaching and have been accepted into the preparation program in their chosen education field.

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To date, Alpha Phi has awarded over $21,000 in scholarships to local high school graduates that have chosen education as their career.

There are also opportunities for current teachers (ADK members or non-members) in local districts to apply for grants/scholarships for use in their classrooms.

In addition, the Alpha Phi chapter is initiating a new scholarship opportunity through the Candy Malm Memorial Scholarship, which will be available to teachers in the Park Rapids, Akeley, Walker and Nevis area that are pursuing or advancing their careers in a special education field. Applications for the Candy Malm Memorial Scholarship will be available in the spring of 2022.

For more information regarding membership or scholarship opportunities, contact Carol Sievers at 218-255-2261.