Sigma Chi International Fraternity Headquarters is soliciting applications for the 2015 International Balfour Award, which is presented to the Fraternity’s most outstanding graduating senior at each summer’s Balfour Leadership Training Workshop. Applications are due April 15.
Each spring, every Sigma Chi chapter selects its most outstanding graduating senior for the Chapter Balfour Award; from these, the Grand Praetors select the winner of the Province Balfour Award. Winners of the province award are eligible to apply for the international award.
“My recommendation for International Balfour Award applicants is that each nominee makes sure that he knows himself inside and out,” says Adrian Avila, NEW MEXICO 2013, who won the International Balfour Award in 2014. “If you make it to the final round of nominees, the interview [you will have with the Balfour selection committee] isn’t the same as what you’ll talk about in your application. They will want to know about your character, more than anything.”
Avila’s other piece of advice for applicants?
“Get your application in early, because for all you know, it could get lost in the mail,” he says. “You can never be too prepared.”
Visit Sigma Chi’s website to view the application materials related to the International Balfour Award, and direct questions about the application process to Lucas Peralta, NEW MEXICO 2012, associate director of alumni engagement at Headquarters.