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Scholarships
Overview

OVERVIEW OF SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS​

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, demonstrated leadership, and chapter involvement:

  • Up to $10,000 — Founder William Lewis Lockwood Scholarship, in honor of Chuck and Kim Watson
  • Up to $10,000 — Founder Franklin Howard Scobey Scholarship, in honor of John and Nancy Peterson
  • Up to $10,000 — Founder Danial William Cooper Scholarship, in honor of Greg and Carol Harbaugh
  • Up to $10,000 — Founder Thomas Cowan Bell Scholarship, in honor of Bob and Sabrina Johnson
  • Up to $10,000 — Founder James Parks Caldwell Scholarship, in honor of Joseph and Judy Durzo
  • Up to $10,000 — Founder Issac M. Jordan Award
  • Up to $10,000 — Founder Benjamin Piatt Runkle Award

For the 2019 to 2020 academic term, the Sigma Chi Foundation was pleased to award $517,500 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

  • 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 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.
  • 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

  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. Brothers Helping Brothers (Strong Arms)
  4. Sigma Chi Chapter Sweetheart Scholarship
  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
  7. Jacobs Family Scholarship (Media, Arts & Communications)
  8. Joe Martin Business
  9.  Edward Kinsey Business
  1. International Balfour Award
  2. Daniel William Cooper Award
  3. Legion of Honor Awards
  4. International Sweetheart Scholarship
    Funded by the Ronald P. Robertson International Sweetheart Fund.
  5. Summer Intern Scholarships

Advancing Scholarship

Scholarships now include need-based considerations.

  • The Sigma Chi Foundation created the Brothers Helping Brothers fund (formerly Strong Arms) following Hurricane Katrina. 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 such as the COVID-19 pandemic. 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.

Donors Scholars Program

ALPHA

    • Alpha Scholars
      John W. Rohe Scholars

ALPHA CHI

    • Glen O. Kirsch Scholars
      H. Campbell “Cal” Stuckeman Scholars

ALPHA LAMBDA

    • Douglas J. Krueger Scholars
      William H. Pope Memorial Scholars

ALPHA OMEGA

    • Alpha Omega Scholars

ALPHA OMICRON

    • Jeffrey Peter Taft Class of 1989 Scholars

ALPHA PHI

    • John H. Foote Greystone Scholars
      Hon. Gordon J. Whiting Scholars

ALPHA XI

    • Scott Williams Scholars

ALPHA UPSILON

    • Sam Levine Scholars
      Danielle and Brett White Scholars

BETA CHI

    • Emanuel (Manny) Bondi Memorial Scholars

BETA DELTA

    • Harold Hanson Beta Delta 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
      John F. McMullan Academic Scholars
      Delta Chapter 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 MU

    • David M. Underwood, Jr. Scholars

DELTA PHI

    • Paul Perdue Chapter Memorial 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)

DELTA XI

    • Robert & Maragaret Cook Scholars
  •        Marc T. Lord Scholars
      Jeremy Megroz Scholars
  •        Thomas & Linda Lang Delta Xi Scholars
      Captain Romero Scholars
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EPSILON PHI

    • Epsilon Phi Michael Upperman Legacy Scholars

EPSILON THETA

    • Marvin D. “Swede” Johnson Scholars

EPSILON UPSILON

    • Joseph J. Kubat Scholars
      Epsilon Upsilon Executive Officer

ETA

    • K.S. “Bud” Adams, Jr. Scholars

ETA DELTA

    • J. Don Gilbert Scholars

ETA SIGMA

    • Eta Sigma Chapter Anniversary Scholars

ETA UPSILON

    • Alan B. Mitchell Scholars

GAMMA CHI

  •             Mike Luzio Scholars
      Parsons Family Leadership 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

OMEGA

    • Cody S. Keenan Scholars

PHI PHI

    • Mark A. Kocent Scholars

RHO

    • James & Connie Bash Scholars

TAU TAU

    • Harry Cheshire Scholars
      Donald and Jean Frahm Scholars

THETA BETA

    • Randall S. & Elizabeth M. Coppersmith Scholars

THETA GAMMA

    • Andrew Boysen Memorial

XI XI

    • Bill Qualy and Jim Qualy Donor Scholars

ZETA PI

    • Gregory and Leonard Ledet Memorial Scholars

ZETA UPSILON

    • Alex Divaris Memorial

ZETA XI

    • Harold R. Strong Scholars
    • M. Craig Nason Los Angeles Alumni Chapter Scholarship Program — Alpha Upsilon/Beta Eta/Delta Eta/Iota Omega/Kappa Omicron and 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
  •           Quimby Scholars – Beta Theta or Lambda Pi
  •           Washington Alumni Chapter 
  •            Steven G. Schuyler Grand Canyon Province Scholars – Beta Phi, Epsilon Upsilon, Kappa Phi, Zeta Omicron
  • 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)
  • Harrop-Harrington Scholars
  • Edward P. Kinsey Undergraduate Business
  • Michael H. Dunn Servant Leadership Scholars
  • Anthony J. Huck Family Scholars
  • Clifford R. Roehm Memorial Scholars 
  • Denton – International Affairs
  • Herschede – Engineering
  • William Kirtley “Kirt” Jacobs Family Scholars – Media, Arts and Communications
  • Sigma Chi Law Scholars
  • Madson Scholars – graduate level studies in any academic field
  • Joe Martin Graduate Business Scholars
  • Edward P. Kinsey Graduate Business
  • 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.