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SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

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Each year, your generous donations make it possible for the Sigma Chi Foundation to grant numerous academic scholarships and awards to deserving Sigma Chi undergraduate and graduate brothers. This year, the Sigma Chi Foundation is proud to announce the Sigma Chi Founders' Scholarships. These scholarships will be awarded to the top seven undergraduate applicants based on academic performance and demonstrated leadership:

  • $10,000 — Chuck and Kim Watson Scholar — top overall applicant.
  • $8,000 — John and Nancy Peterson Scholar — second highest applicant.
  • $6,000 — Greg and Carol Harbaugh Scholarship — third highest applicant.
  • $4,000 each — two Founders' Scholarships — fourth and fifth highest applicants.
  • $2,000 each — two Founders' Scholarships — sixth and seventh highest applicants.

For the 2014-2015 academic term, the Sigma Chi Foundation was pleased to award over 230 scholarships.

Providing scholarships and awards furthers the Foundation's goal to promote academic excellence and lifelong learning. We proudly award brothers who show outstanding character in action, academic motivation, and commitment to their chapters and campuses. Having benefited from this support they, like you, give back to support the academic endeavors of their fellow brothers.

Objectives of Scholarships and Awards:

  • Motivate our brothers to reach their full potential as leaders.
  • Support our brother's academic endeavors.
  • Reward hard work and character.
  • Recognize and encourage excellence.
  • Support the studies of brothers who have financial need.

Undergraduate Applicant Eligibility and Application Requirements

  • Undergraduate member or pledge in good standing of Sigma Chi Fraternity
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Copy of your most recent transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation: chapter advisors, college professors and staff, high school teachers, employers, coaches, members of the clergy and co-workers are all good choices. Letters of Recommendation from your undergraduate chapter brothers/peers, family members and friends are not acceptable.

Graduate Applicant Eligibility and Application Requirements

  • Member in good standing of Sigma Chi Fraternity
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Copy of your most recent transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation: one letter of recommendation must be from a dean, professor or professional colleague and the other letter should be from a Sigma Chi alumnus you have known for at least a year. Letters of Recommendation from family members and friends are not acceptable.

AWARDS AVAILABLE:

Undergraduate

  1. General Academic Scholarship Award
    All applicants to the General Undergraduate Scholarship will be considered for the Founders' Scholarship, Bell Chapter (if applicable), and available Donor-Scholar awards. You do not have to complete a separate application for any of these awards.
  2. Military Service Scholarship
  3. Strong Arms of Support

Graduate

  1. Denton International Business Scholarship
  2. Herschede Engineering Scholarship
  3. Madson Graduate Scholarship
  4. Military Service Scholarship
  5. Sigma Chi Law Scholarship
  6. Sigma Chi Medical Scholarship

Special Awards
  1. International Sweetheart Scholarship funded by the Ronald P. Robertson International Sweetheart Fund.
  2. Summer Intern Scholarships

ADVANCING SCHOLARSHIP

  • Scholarships now include need-based considerations.

  • The Sigma Chi Foundation created the Strong Arms of Support Scholarship Fund. This fund will be used to provide academic scholarships (that can include educational needs such as replacing a computer) to brothers impacted by a recent natural disaster or other exigent situation. The objective is to fill a financial need created by disaster.

  • The Donor-Scholars Program An alumnus can endow an annual $1,000 named scholarship with a $25,000 gift. Donors are encouraged to provide biographical and contact information to facilitate a mentorship opportunity with the recipient. The following named academic scholarships have been created through the Donor-Scholars program:

    Alpha Omega Scholars — Alpha Omega
    Alpha Scholars — Alpha
    K.S. "Bud" Adams, Jr. Scholars — Eta
    Dick "Bulldog" Barley Scholars — Delta Eta
    James & Connie Bash Scholars — Rho and Lambda
    James L. Beattey III Scholars — Lambda
    Glen Berree Scholars — Delta Delta
    Beta Zeta Bungaloo Scholars — Beta Zeta
    Kenneth E. Case Scholars — Gamma Delta
    Paul W. Chellgren Scholars
    Ryan D. Clutter Scholars
    Robert & Margaret Cook Scholars — Delta Xi
    Diane Dagley Scholars — Delta Chi
    Dr. RLD Davidson Scholars — Delta Tau
    Egg Fund — Epsilon Kappa
    Eta Sigma Chapter Scholars — Eta Sigma
    John H. Foote Greystone — Alpha Phi
    J. Don Gilbert Scholars — Eta Delta
    Harold P. Hanson Scholars — Beta Delta
    Bill Ingram Scholars — Delta Kappa
    Marshall D. Johnson and Marvin D. "Swede" Johnson Scholars — Beta Sigma
    Marvin D. "Swede" Johnson Scholars — Beta Phi
    Marvin D. "Swede" Johnson Scholars — Epsilon Theta
    Glen O. Kirsch Scholars — Alpha Chi
    Mark A. Kocent Scholars — Phi Phi
    Joseph J. Kubat Scholars — Epsilon Upsilon
    LA Coastal Provincial Scholars — Iota Omega/Kappa Omicron/Alpha Upsilon/Delta Eta/Eta Beta/Zeta Xi
    Lanny Lamont Scholars — Delta Rho
    Gregory and Leonard Ledet Memorial Scholars — Zeta Pi
    Alpha Upsilon Sam Levine Scholars
    J. Willard Marriott Scholars
    Jeremy Megroz Scholarship — Delta Xi
    Donald & Lorena Meier Scholars
    Alan B. Mitchell Scholars — Eta Upsilon
    Larry & Linda Oman — Delta Kappa
    Carl Scering Memorial Scholars — Lambda
    John M. Shepherd Scholars
    Harold R. Strong Scholars &mdash: Zeta Xi
    H. Campbell "Cal" Stuckeman Scholars — Alpha Chi
    Paul C. Varga Scholars
    William P. Vititoe Scholars
    Hon. Gordon J. Whiting Scholars — Alpha Phi
    Joanne Wolf Scholars
    Ravi D. Goel, M.D. Medical Scholars — Theta Upsilon

If you would like additional information or have any questions, you may contact Heidi Holley at 847-869-3655 ext. 270 or heidi.holley@sigmachi.org

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