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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 — Founders' 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 Scholars — Alpha
    • Sam Levine Scholars — Alpha Upsilon
    • John H. Foote Greystone — Alpha Phi
    • Hon. Gordon J. Whiting Scholars — Alpha Phi
    • Glen O. Kirsch Scholars — Alpha Chi
    • H. Campbell "Cal" Stuckeman Scholars — Alpha Chi
    • Alpha Omega Scholars — Alpha Omega
    • Harold P. Hanson Scholars — Beta Delta
    • Beta Zeta Bungaloo Scholars — Beta Zeta
    • James Fiduccia Beta Phi Consul — Beta Phi
    • S. Jack McDuff Scholars — Beta Phi
    • Marvin D. "Swede" Johnson Scholars — Beta Phi
    • Marshall D. Johnson and Marvin D. "Swede" Johnson Scholars — Beta Sigma
    • Kenneth E. Case Scholars — Gamma Delta
    • James R. Dahlberg Scholars — Gamma Psi
    • Alston D. (Pete) Correll Scholars - Delta
    • Ken Kraft / Glen Berree Scholars — Delta Delta
    • Dick "Bulldog" Barley Scholars — Delta Eta
    • Paul J. Hering Consul Scholars — Delta Eta
    • Bill Ingram Scholars — Delta Kappa
    • Larry & Linda Oman — Delta Kappa
    • Robert & Margaret Cook Scholars — Delta Xi
    • Jeremy Megroz Scholars — Delta Xi
    • Lanny Lamont Scholars — Delta Rho
    • Delta Sigma Memorial Scholarship Fund — Delta Sigma
    • Diane Dagley Scholars — Delta Chi
    • Marvin D. "Swede" Johnson Scholars — Epsilon Theta
    • Joseph J. Kubat Scholars — Epsilon Upsilon
    • Epsilon Phi Michael Upperman Legacy Scholars — Epsilon Phi
    • Harold R. Strong Scholars — Zeta Xi
    • Gregory and Leonard Ledet Memorial Scholars — Zeta Pi
    • K.S. "Bud" Adams, Jr. Scholars — Eta
    • J. Don Gilbert Scholars — Eta Delta
    • Eta Sigma Chapter Scholars — Eta Sigma
    • Alan B. Mitchell Scholars — Eta Upsilon
    • Phoenix Alumni Chapter Scholars — Epsilon Upsilon
    • Randall S. & Elizabeth M. Coppersmith Scholars — Theta Beta
    • Dr. RLD Davidson Scholars — Theta Gamma (while Delta Tau is inactive)
    • Ravi D. Goel, M.D. Medical Scholars (graduate) - Theta Upsilon
    • James & Connie Bash Scholars - Lambda
    • James L. Beattey III Scholars — Lambda
    • Ryan D. Clutter Scholars - Lambda
    • Carl Scering Memorial Scholars - Lambda
    • James & Connie Bash Scholars — Rho
    • Harry Cheshire Scholars — Tau Tau
    • Donald and Jean Frahm Scholarship — Tau Tau
    • Mark A. Kocent Scholars — Phi Phi
    • Hon. Walter Lowrie Fisher Scholars — Chi
    • LA Coastal Provincial Scholars — Alpha Upsilon/Delta Eta/Zeta Xi/Eta Beta/Iota Omega/Kappa Omicron
    • Paul C. Varga Scholars
    • William P. Vititoe Scholars
    • Paul W. Chellgren Scholars
    • J. Willard Marriott Scholars
    • Joe Martin Graduate Business Scholars
    • Donald & Lorena Meier Scholars
    • John M. Shepherd Scholars
    • Sigma Chi Sweetheart Scholars
    • Joanne Wolf Scholars

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

Foundation Objectives
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