Academic scholarships for members are awarded through Delta Sigma Phi in two different ways. Members can apply for the McKee Scholarship, or other Foundation managed scholarships. Alumni Corporation Boards can also take advantage of Chapter Leadership Funds, which can be used to grant scholarships, purchase educational technology, create/build libraries, or send members to Convention and leadership and development training.
“As a first generation college student, it is hard for me to find money outside my scholarship to participate in events like study abroad trips. But thanks to you all this scholarship will be used towards my academic career, and is making me a better man. Thank you again for your selfless donations and giving me the opportunity to see the world and experience more than I ever could have without this scholarship.” – Chad Schweinzger, Purdue ’05
First awarded in 2009, the McKee Scholarship program is available thanks to the generosity of the late Hensel McKee, Washington ’30 and his wife Jeanette McKee. The Scholarship is available to undergraduate members and alumni members who are pursuing graduate degrees.
Mckee Scholarship Levels
Each year, Delta Sigma Phi awards McKee Scholarships at the following levels:
The Better Man Scholarship – $10,000
Awarded to men who are a well-rounded embodiment of Delta Sigma Phi Values.
Men of Courage – $2,500
Awarded to men who exhibit exceptional leadership.
Men of Action – $2,500
Awarded to men who have committed themselves to outstanding service to their communities.
Men of Excellence – $2,500
Awarded to men with exceptional academic performance.
Sphinx Scholarship – $2,500
Awarded to graduate students of distinction.
Nile Scholarship – $500
Awarded to undergraduate men exhibiting exceptional leadership and values.
Mckee Scholarship Requirements
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 academic term.
The application comes out each year in March and is due in May. All components of the application must be completed and received by the provided due date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Other Scholarship Funds
The following scholarships are also available to Delta Sigma Phi members, typically for undergraduate students at specific schools:
James O. Braeutigam Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate members of the Eta Chapter of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity at the University of Texas at Austin in good standing of the Eta Chapter, have completed at least 30 academic credit hours and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25.
Alice Ann Shelnutt Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate members of the Beta Beta chapter at the University of Missouri. The chapter may nominate one to three men annually. Applicants must be initiated members of the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity who have exhibited gentlemanly behavior in their conduct at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Applicants must be full-time students at MU with an overall cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better.
Larry L. Lundberg Fund
Income from the fund will be used for scholarships for 1-3 Delta Sigma Phi undergraduate members who have exhibited gentlemanly behavior in their conduct at San Jose State University. Applicants must be full-time students with an overall GPA of 2.75 or better and in good standing with both the Gamma Epsilon Chapter and the National Fraternity.
Ken Kramer Memorial Fund
Income from the fund will be used for scholarships for Delta Sigma Phi undergraduate members from chapters located in the state of Michigan to attend the Delta Sigma Phi Leadership Institute.
David Martin Memorial Fund
Income from the fund will be used for scholarships for Delta Sigma Phi undergraduate members from Western Carolina University to attend the Delta Sigma Phi Leadership Institute.
Russell Roebuck Memorial Scholarship
Scholarships for undergraduate members in the state of North Carolina.
James McGinty Scholarship Fund
Undergraduate scholarship at the University of Alabama or Auburn University.