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
Thanks to the contributions from the late Hensel McKee, Washington ’30, and his wife Jeanette McKee, the Delta Sigma Phi Foundation has awarded approximately $1,000,000 since 2009 to both undergraduate and graduate members. The McKee Scholarship Program provides scholarships based on leadership, service and academic achievement.
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McKee Scholarship Levels
Each year, Delta Sigma Phi awards McKee Scholarships at the following levels:
The Better Man Scholarship
$10,000 scholarships awarded to brothers who exceed in the areas of Courage, Action and Excellence.
Men of Courage
$2,500 scholarships awarded to brothers who are bold in their actions in the face of adversity. Show principled leadership while embracing innovative change and advancement. This member stands as a pillar of strength for his fellow man; provides strong counsel, mentoring and advocacy.
Men of Action
$2,500 scholarships awarded to undergraduate members who are committed to service, loyalty and generosity. They are supportive to those in need, bring peace, and unite the Fraternity with the needs of society.
Men of Excellence
$2,500 scholarships awarded to members who excellence academically. These individuals are able to speak to their academic achievements; awards/scholarships, academic honors and long-term goals.
$2,500 awarded to members of the Fraternity pursuing a graduate degree.
$500 scholarships awarded to members who meet basic qualifications for the McKee Scholarship application.
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 April 15th. 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.