In 1997, during his tenure as Grand President, Jay Stanley (Tennessee ’62) felt so strongly about the Fraternity’s Cardinal Principle, To Stimulate Scholarship, that he implemented a program which recognizes undergraduates who are outstanding students. The Fraternity is pleased to continue that program, the Academic Key Society.
This academic honorary will recognize members who attain a 3.5 grade point average or above. Members will receive a certificate for a first-time achievement and a lapel pin and certificates for those who receive this distinction in consecutive grading periods. Like other honoraries, Phi Sigma Kappa will refer to its lapel pin recognition piece as a “key.”
The Zeta Chapter Alumni Association provides a scholarship grant to a recipient who meets the following criteria
The scholarship may be awarded to any direct descendant (child, grandchild,etc.) male or female, of a Zeta Chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa alumnus who qualifies under the following requirements.
In order for the applicant’s application to be considered, the Zeta Chapter alumnus from whom descended must have been a member in good standing of the officially recognized Zeta Alumni Association for at least three consecutive years prior to the year in which the application is submitted. For example, if an application is submitted in 2017, the Zeta alumnus must have been a member in good standing of the Zeta Alumni Association in 2014,2015, and 2016 as well as 2017. If the Zeta alumnus from whom descended is deceased, he must have been a member in good standing of the Zeta Alumni Association for a minimum of three years prior to his death.
The applicant has been accepted to attend or is already attending an accredited college or university regardless of whether or not there is a chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity at that school.
If an undergraduate, the applicant must have a minimum of 3.0 grade average. If a graduate student the applicant must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. A scholarship will be awarded based on the overall quality of the applicant’s credentials.
The scholarship when awarded, will be on an annual basis. The amount of each annual scholarship may vary. Checks for the scholarship will be sent to the school that the recipient is attending after he/she has matriculated and is participating in the academic program for that year
Applications must be received at Phi Sigma Kappa International Headquarters no later than September 30 in order to be considered for scholarships to be awarded in February of the following year.
Applicants must do the following:
- Submit a completed George H, Duarte Zeta Scholarship application form.
- Enclose with the application form a personal resume describing honors, interests, and achievements, as well as school athletic activities, employment experience, and civic endeavors, if any.
Applications should be sent to:
Phi Sigma Kappa
2925 E. 96th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46240
This scholarship is possible through a generous gift from the estate of G. Ronald Nish and Evelyn Nish in 2005. The scholarship will be given annually to a deserving junior or senior attending the University of Illinois with a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA. It will be awarded based on the overall quality of the applicants’ credentials.
This scholarship is available to any Phi Sig, or child of a Phi Sig, who are pursuing full-time undergraduate studies at Northeastern University. Scholarships will be awarded based on the overall quality of the applicants’ credentials.
The Foundation will match local scholastic achievement awards given by chapters, colonies or alumni clubs, dollar for dollar, up to a maximum of $300 per chapter for the first 15 chapters to apply.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15.
Chapter Educational Funds (CEFs) are established by alumni for the benefit of a specific chapter. These funds further the charitable, educational, and other tax-exempt purposes of the Foundation by promoting leadership, providing educational facilities and equipment, and implementing scholarship programs for the benefit of members of the designated chapter.