Recognizing Cameron Carey

Cameron Carey, 2012 initiate of the Epsilon Iota chapter of Delta Sigma Phi at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, has been recognized with the E. Allen James Outstanding Undergraduate Award.

The E. Allen James Award is the highest award the Fraternity can give to an undergraduate brother. On  the award, Tom Cycyota, National President of Delta Sigma Phi, shared “Only one undergraduate brother will receive the E. Allen James Award each year. The honor goes to an individual who truly embodies the mission and values of Delta Sigma Phi, and has consistently gone above and beyond in their service within the Fraternity and their local college community.”

The award is named in honor of E. Allen James, North Carolina State ’65, whose service to the Fraternity has included executive director, member of the Grand Council, and president of the Delta Sigma Phi Foundation. Mr. James was present to bestow his namesake award to Carey.

“I am amazed at the accomplishments of Cam Carey during his undergraduate career at University of Wisconsin, Lacrosse. It is clear Cam put into action the many leadership techniques he learned from participating in Delta Sig training events. His chapter, Epsilon Iota, benefitted, as did his University. It was an honor to present the E. Allen James Outstanding Undergraduate Award to Cam and to know he is currently working for the national fraternity. More brothers across the country will now learn from him.”

Carey graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2016, and now serves as a chapter support specialist for Delta Sigma Phi’s national headquarters.

2016-2017 McKee Scholarship Recipients

This fall, 64 Delta Sigs will receive a helping hand from the Delta Sigma Phi Foundation when it comes to paying for their education. In July 2016, Delta Sigma Phi Foundation announced its 2016-2017 McKee Scholarship recipients.

Since 2009, these scholarships have provided much-needed resources for brothers seeking either undergraduate or post-graduate degrees. These funds are made possible through will bequest to the Foundation from brother Hensel McKee, University of Washington ’30, which provided just over $4.3 million to the Foundation.

This year, the Foundation created new scholarship levels with differing dispersement amounts and tying the scholarships to Delta Sig’s ideals of being men of Courage, Action and Excellence.

Congratulations to these men!

The Better Man Scholarship

$10,000 each for men who for well-rounded embodiment of Delta Sigma Phi values.

  • Chad Schweinzger, Delta Delta, Purdue University
  • Suraj Rama, Theta Mu, University of Kentucky
  • Daniel Cooper, Beta Mu, Transylvania University

Nile Scholarships

$500 for undergraduates exhibiting exceptional leadership and values.

  • Henry Booth, Alpha Epsilon, Duke University
  • Nathaniel Gaydosik, Theta Psi, Shorter University
  • Samuel Anderson, Iota Kappa, University of Utah
  • Mason Baker, Iota Epsilon, University of Central Florida
  • Braxton Palmer, Beta Psi, Arizona State University
  • Stephan Montes, Beta, Columbia University
  • Nanhao Chen, Beta Mu, Transylvania University
  • Ryan John, Bradley University
  • Matt Klosterman, Delta Epsilon, Missouri University of Science & Technology
  • James Mullenbach, Alpha Gamma, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Finn Hobson, Omega, University of Pittsburgh
  • Thomas Anjard, Alpha Upsilon, Kansas State University
  • Alex Lebhar, Iota Epsilon, University of Central Florida
  • Garrett Paulson, Epsilon Iota, University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse
  • John Grodhaus, Theta Chi, University of Georgia
  • Justin Kubal, Alpha Alpha, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sphinx Scholarships

$2,500 for graduate students.

  • Joseph Underwood, Beta Mu, Transylvania University
  • Shomik Chaudhuri, Beta Gamma, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Eric LaPlant, Theta Rho, University of Oregon
  • Mark Sherman, Epsilon, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Raj Ardeshna, Gamma Zeta, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Christian Suero, Alpha Pi, Michigan State University
  • Quentin Becker, Beta Mu, Transylvania University
  • Martin Seitz, Theta Kappa, State University of New York at Oswego
  • Dongyu Wang, Alpha Gamma, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Arthur Montejano, Beta Nu, California State University, Fresno
  • Donald Gallenstein, Beta Mu, Transylvania University
  • Tyler Violillo, Iota Zeta, Miami University
  • Charles DeLisle, Epsilon Tau, Grand Valley State University
  • Clinton Nelson, Beta Psi, Arizona State University
  • Brett Fountain, Theta Mu, University of Kentucky

Men of Courage Scholarships

$2,500 for men who exhibit exceptional leadership.

  • Adam Benjamin, Iota Zeta, Miami University
  • Elias Hanna, Beta Mu, Transylvania University
  • Usman Virk, Eta Kappa, University of Michigan – Dearborn
  • Ryan Hanson, Beta Mu, Transylvania University
  • Timothy Ellis, Beta Mu, Transylvania University
  • Paul Thomas, Zeta Xi, St. Cloud State University
  • Timothy Lawdan, Epsilon Kappa, Loyola University Chicago
  • Duncan Parsons, Alpha Epsilon, Duke University
  • Matthew LaRoe, Alpha Mu, University of Virginia
  • Ethan Perkins, Theta Chi, University of Georgia

Men of Action Scholarships

$2,5oo for those who have committed themselves to outstanding service to their communities.

  • Chris Kaihlanen, Eta, University of Texas
  • Matthew Doty, Theta Rho, University of Oregon
  • Jacob Spitzmiller, Beta Beta, University of Missouri
  • Brandon Kellinghaus, Iota Eta, Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis
  • Kyle Kubovcik, Delta Omega, Cleveland State University
  • Maxim Belovol, Epsilon Kappa, Loyola University Chicago
  • Asher Zlotnik, Beta, Columbia University
  • Connor Maloney, Delta Lambda, Utah State University
  • Kevin Geck, Alpha Epsilon, Duke University
  • Matt Sparling, Iota Psi, Indiana University-Bloomington

Men of Excellence Scholarships

$2,500 for men with exceptional academic performance.

  • John Hann, Theta Chi, University of Georgia
  • Dylan Stolz, Eta Upsilon, Indiana State University
  • Brett Ross, Iota Epsilon, University of Central Florida
  • Gurvikram Boparai, Alpha Mu, University of Virginia
  • Zachary Donley, Alpha Upsilon, Kansas State University
  • Peter Trombly, Alpha Mu, University of Virginia
  • Sebastian Eder, Eta, University of Texas
  • Michael Fritz, Theta Mu, University of Kentucky
  • John Henderson, Beta Mu, Transylvania University
  • Jordan Potter, Theta Mu, University of Kentucky

2016 McKee Scholarship Application Now Available

The 2016 McKee Scholarship application is now available!

First awarded in 2009, the McKee Scholarship program is made available thanks to the generosity of the late Hensel McKee, Washington ’30, and his wife Jeanette McKee. The McKee Scholarship Endowment issues three kinds of scholarships: for leadership (Courage), service (Action) and academics (Excellence).

Application Requirements: The Delta Sigma Phi Foundation will award up to $10,000 per individual scholarship recipient. To be eligible, applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, be initiated members of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity in good standing, and be enrolled at a college or university during the Fall 2016 term. The Scholarship is available to active undergraduate members and alumni members who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees at accredited college universities. Funds from the McKee Scholarship can also be used for study abroad programs.

Deadline: The application deadline is Friday, May 6, 2016 at midnight (PT). To be eligible for the McKee Scholarship, all components of the application must be completed and received by that date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Award acknowledgements and denial notifications will be sent via email the third week of July.

The application can be found here.

Frequently Asked Q&A: Based on feedback from previous years, here are some Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:

Q: “I am a graduating senior, do I apply for the Undergraduate or Graduate Scholarship?”
A: If you are a graduating senior and you are attending graduate school in the fall 2016 semester, you should apply for the Graduate Scholarship.

Q: “I will be completing my undergraduate degree over the summer, can I list this degree as earned?”
A: Yes, but confirmation of completion will be needed prior to any awards being given.

Q: “I am a part-time student. Am I eligible for the McKee Scholarship?”
A: Yes, part-time students are eligible for the McKee Scholarship.

Q: “I am pursuing a certificate at a college or university. Am I eligible for the McKee Scholarship?”
A: No. Unfortunately, the McKee Scholarship is only open to those students who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees.

Q: “I am studying abroad. Am I eligible for the McKee Scholarship?”
A: Yes, students who are studying abroad are still eligible for the 2016 McKee Scholarship.

Q: “My chapter has been closed. Am I still eligible for the McKee Scholarship?”
A: Yes, if you are a member in good standing, you are still eligible for the McKee Scholarship even if your chapter has been closed.

Q: “I have won the McKee Scholarship in the past. Am I still eligible?”
A: Yes, past recipients are still eligible for the McKee Scholarship and may apply again.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Abby Peck at peck@deltasig.org. On behalf of the Delta Sigma Phi Foundation, we wish you the best of luck in earning the 2016 McKee Scholarship!

Delta Sigma Phi Award Application Available Online

Starting in 2016, Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity will make available an award application for those chapters seeking to improve their chances of winning one of several recognitions awarded by The Fraternity each year.

As a continuation of the Fraternity’s overhaul of its annual accreditation process (read about The Pyramid Program here), chapters will now have the ability to submit additional information for any of the following awards by completing the Fraternity’s award application:

  • The Blood, Sweat & Cash Award for excellence in service and fundraising on behalf of the American Red Cross, the Fraternity’s official philanthropic focus
  • The Delta Sigma Phi Service Award for excellence in volunteer efforts throughout the year
  • The Delta Sigma Phi Philanthropy Award for excellence in service and fundraising on behalf of a nonprofit other than The American Red Cross
  • The Delta Sigma Phi Excellence in Recruitment Award for an outstanding performance in recruitment, retention and incorporation of recruitment techniques and strategies taught at the Bruce J. Loewenberg Summit
  • The Delta Sigma Phi Ritual Award for excellence in integrating the Fraternity’s Ritual into the regular activities of a chapter and its members *NEW*

Additionally, any of the above submissions will be considered in determining Chapter of Distinction and Pyramid of Excellence award winners.

Completing the application is not required for a chapter to be considered for an award, and chapters will only be eligible for any of the above-mentioned awards if they complete the associated component of the Pyramid Program, are not under any form of probation or suspension from the Fraternity.

“This application allows chapters who wish to better publicize their efforts to go above and beyond the basic expectations of the Fraternity to do so without compromising the opportunity for any chapter to win an award,” says Nik Koulogeorge, Director of Fraternity Growth and Services.

“The Pyramid Program is a tool to assist our staff, alumni and volunteers in coaching each chapter to its highest potential. This application ensures that the Pyramid Program will maintain that simple purpose,” he added.

Applications will be accepted starting May 1, 2016. The application can be found here.