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SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

View a list of current scholarship recipients.

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. The Sigma Chi Foundation Founders' Scholar awards will be awarded to the top seven undergraduate applicants based on academic performance and demonstrated leadership:

  • $10,000 — Chuck and Kim Watson Scholars
  • $10,000 — John and Nancy Peterson Scholars
  • $10,000 — Greg and Carol Harbaugh Scholars
  • $10,000 — Founder' James Parks Caldwell Award
  • $10,000 — Founder' Issac M. Jordan Award
  • $10,000 — Founder' Benjamin Piatt Runkle Award
  • $10,000 — Bob & Sabrina Johnson Scholars

For the 2016-2017 academic term, the Sigma Chi Foundation was pleased to award $418,000 in 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:

  • UNDERGRADUATE AWARDS

    ALPHA
    Alpha Scholars
    John W. Rohe Scholars

    ALPHA CHI
    Glen O. Kirsch Scholars
    H. Campbell "Cal" Stuckeman Scholars

    ALPHA LAMBDA
    Douglas J. Krueger Scholars

    ALPHA OMEGA
    Alpha Omega Scholars

    ALPHA PHI
    John H. Foote Greystone Scholars
    Hon. Gordon J. Whiting Scholars

    ALPHA UPSILON
    Sam Levine Scholars
    Danielle and Brett White Scholars

    BETA DELTA
    Harold P. Hanson Scholars

    BETA EPSILON
    J. Willard Marriott Scholars (Beta Epsilon and five additional chapters)

    BETA PHI
    James Fiduccia Beta Phi Consul Scholarship
    Marvin D. "Swede" Johnson Scholars
    S. Jack McDuff Scholars

    BETA SIGMA
    Marshall D. Johnson and Marvin D. "Swede" Johnson Scholars

    BETA ZETA
    Beta Zeta Bungaloo Scholars

    CHI
    Hon. Walter Lowrie Fisher Scholars

    DELTA
    Alston D. (Pete) Correll Scholars

    DELTA DELTA
    Kenneth H. Kraft Scholars

    DELTA ETA
    Dick "Bulldog" Barley Scholars
    Paul J. Hering Consul Scholars

    DELTA KAPPA
    Bill Ingram Scholars
    Larry & Linda Oman Scholars

    DELTA RHO
    Lanny Lamont Scholars

    DELTA SIGMA
    Delta Sigma Memorial Scholars

    DELTA TAU
    Dr. RLD Davidson Scholars (Theta Gamma while Delta Tau is inactive)

    EPSILON PHI
    Epsilon Phi Michael Upperman Legacy Scholars

    EPSILON THETA
    Marvin D. "Swede" Johnson Scholars

    EPSILON UPSILON
    Joseph J. Kubat Scholars

    ETA
    K.S. "Bud" Adams, Jr. Scholars

    ETA DELTA
    J. Don Gilbert Scholars

    ETA SIGMA
    Eta Sigma Chapter Scholars

    ETA UPSILON
    Alan B. Mitchell Scholars

    GAMMA DELTA
    Kenneth E. Case Scholars

    GAMMA PSI
    James R. Dahlberg Scholars

    GAMMA UPSILON
    Brent and Justin Cobb Memorial Scholars

    KAPPA IOTA
    Kappa Iota Chapter Donor Scholars

    LAMBDA
    James & Connie Bash Scholars
    James L. Beattey III Scholars
    Carl Scering Memorial Scholars

    LAMBDA LAMBDA
    Lambda Lambda 1960's Scholars
    Dr. Constantine W. Curris Lambda Lambda Scholars

    PHI PHI
    Mark A. Kocent Scholars

    RHO
    James & Connie Bash Scholars

    SIGMA CHI PSI / Delta Xi
    Robert & Margaret Cook Scholars
    Marc Lord Memorial Scholars
    Jeremy Megroz Scholars
    Captain Mark Romero Scholars

    TAU TAU
    Harry Cheshire Scholars
    Donald and Jean Frahm Scholars

    THETA BETA
    Randall S. & Elizabeth M. Coppersmith Scholars

    XI XI
    James M. Qualy Scholars
    William E. Qualy Scholars

    ZETA PI
    Gregory and Leonard Ledet Memorial Scholars

    ZETA XI
    Harold R. Strong Scholars

    MULTIPLE CHAPTERS and/or STATE/PROVINCE
    M. Craig Nason Los Angeles Alumni Chapter Scholarship Program — Alpha Upsilon/Delta Eta/Iota Omega/Kappa Omicron/Zeta Kappa/Zeta Xi
    Ron Kostich/Inland Empire Alumni Scholars — Theta Sigma/Iota Alpha
    Donald Walker Scholars — Oklahoma/Arkansas Province and Beta Theta
    Paul W. Chellgren Scholars — Chapter in Kentucky

    NON-CHAPTER SPECIFIC
    Donald & Lorena Meier Scholars
    John M. Shepherd Scholars — engineering
    Paul C. Varga Scholars — varsity athletics
    William P. Vititoe Scholars
    William H. Walters Memorial Scholars — strengthening diversity
    Joanne Wolf Scholars

    Sigma Chi Sweetheart Scholars (undergraduate)

    Military Service Scholars (undergraduate and graduate)

    GRADUATE AWARDS
    Denton — International Affairs
    Herschede — Engineering
    William Kirtley "Kirt" Jacobs Family Scholars — Media, Arts and Communications
    Sigma Chi Law Scholars
    Madson — first year graduate studies
    Joe Martin Graduate Business Scholars
    Sigma Chi Medical Scholars
    Ravi D. Goel, M.D. Medical Scholars — Theta Upsilon
    Military Service Scholars (undergraduate and graduate)

    If you would like additional information or have any questions, you may contact Heidi Holley at 847-425-4470 or heidi.holley@sigmachi.org

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