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What kinds of scholarships are available?

Donors can establish scholarships for undergraduates, graduate students and alumnae wishing to continue their education. All scholarships are either expendable or permanently endowed.

An expendable scholarship is one that is established for a short period of time, usually five years. An endowed scholarship is one that is permanently established to yield scholarship awards into perpetuity. Each have separate minimums as established by policy, are invested prudently to maximize the available funds for award and have a small administrative fee assessed annually.

The current minimum for an expendable scholarship is $10,000. The current minimum for a permanently endowed scholarship is $50,000. Foundation scholarship awards are always at least $1,000 and more than half are usually in the $2,000–$5,000 range.

Memorial scholarships established to honor members who have passed away are exempt from minimum dollar amount requirements, although if the total donated/raised is less than what is needed to make an award, the gifts will roll into the General Scholarship Fund.

How do I establish a scholarship?

Donors can fund scholarships through gifts of outright cash, appreciated securities, through a planned gift such as a bequest or gift of life insurance or a combination thereof. Pi Beta Phi chapters and alumnae organizations can also establish scholarships.

A permanently endowed scholarship establishes a lasting legacy, benefits members in financial need and strengthens Pi Beta Phi — all into perpetuity. Endowed scholarships can be funded over a period of up to three years. 

Expendable scholarships can also be converted to permanently endowed ones, if gifts are made to reach the required minimum for a permanently endowed scholarship. 

Can I restrict the scholarship to my chapter?

Absolutely. More than half of all Foundation scholarships have some sort of restriction or preference established, generally either by chapter or by state of residence. Foundation staff can help discuss available options.

How are scholarships awarded?

All scholarship awards, with the exception of the Sign of the Arrow Melissa Scholarship, are based on three criteria:

  • Financial Need
  • GPA
  • A record of service to Pi Beta Phi, campus and community

The Foundation’s scholarship process opens each November and is completely online. The deadline is February 15, and awards for the coming academic year are announced by May 30. Disbursements are made by September 1.

Committees for undergraduate, graduate and alumnae continuing education awards review every completed application and score each applicant on the published criteria. Pi Beta Phi alumnae from across the U.S. and Canada comprise the committees, which will evaluate anywhere from 20 to 300 applications in a one-month period. Each applicant is reviewed by at least two committee members. Committee scoring yields a ranking, and applicants are then matched to available scholarships. The Board of Trustees makes the final determination as to who receives scholarship awards. 

For more information or to establish a scholarship, please contact Betsy West McCune, Programs and Operations Director.

Foundation Hires Finance Director

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Tribute Gifts May 1 - July 31, 2014

Memorial Gifts

In memory of Carol Mullen Atteberry

Sandra and Richard Mullen

In memory of Catherine Chapman Babin

Carol Pratt Becker

In memory of Adrianna Nikki Bachan

California Gamma

In memory of Bill Bald

Phoenix, AZ Alumnae Club

In memory of Jacquelyn Emerson Barron

Abilene, TX Alumnae Club

In memory of Anne Chestnut Bartlett

Amanda Bieber
Barbara Elizabeth Bieber
Barbara McMullen Bieber
Dolly and Floyd Donahue
Gifford Youth Activity Center
Ruth Henderson Graham
Evelyn S. Hecker
Vera and Tom Jones
Patty Baird Link
Pneuma Foundation
Deborah Robina
Mary and John Sonta
Mary Beth Steinkamp
Diane and Norval Stephens, Jr.
Barbara McBride Willey
Marilyn Miller Worth
Susan White Yahraes

In memory of Helen Behmer Batts

Donna Walker Hawk

In memory of Betty Dean Calhoun

Cleveland East, OH Alumnae Club
Constance Palmer
Barbara Kidd Vandivier

In memory of Sarah Jane Murray Cappiello

Sandra S. Duncker

In memory of Carolyn Young Carter

Marjorie Young Wittich

In memory of Nancy Gray Cheek

Chris Mills Verity

In memory of Katie Cooper

Dana Russell Carlsen

In memory of Jean Sullivan Curry

Bet Amidon Kesmodel

In memory of Peg Ward Daniel

Susan Crane Kyle
Mary Ann Clinton Wasson

In memory of Doris Hendrick Davis

Pat Fairn Ryan

In memory of Robert Douthitt

Bakersfield, CA Alumnae Club

In memory of Jannice Fuller Fikar

Ann Warmack Brookshire
Texas Gamma

In memory of Betty Wilson Flannelly

Lucie Johnson Wisehart

In memory of Jo Jones Gissel

Donna Coffman Dawson
Elaine Word Knight
Sally Rahe Thomas

In memory of Margery Hale

Mary Ann Clinton Wasson

In memory of Hilary Hansen

Becky Thorndill Rucker

In memory of Kendra Van Sciever Harding

Susan Furry Alt
Pamela Rowland Bacher
Susan Fries Barton
Joan Hatch Collins
Marilyn Marston Englesbe
Donna Nixon Graham
Jayne A. Hultman
Julie Sassaman Humphrey
Sandra J. Lambert
Karen Zahnow Lintz
Linda Holliday Menton
Sharyn Allardyce Tayler
Judy Duncan Turner
Jill Pfaff Waterbury
Betty Hughes Williamson

In memory of Patricia Babbitt Hester

Phoenix, AZ Alumnae Club

In memory of Dorothy Drew Holliman

Bartlesville, OK Alumnae Club
Jo Anne Meade Lewis
Chop Sneed Sparks

In memory of Marilyn Holter Jones

Kay Cross Baker
Ethel Reiss Bean
Southern Fairfield County, CT Alumnae Club

In memory of Alexis Leigh Kamerman

Jean Nees Tulin

In memory of Patricia Ellig Keevil

Robert G. Keevil

In memory of Mildred Caldwell Kerr

Donna Coffman Dawson

In memory of Sally Lightner Koenig

Sabra Tull Meyer

In memory of Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg

Kay Cross Baker
Fran DeSimone Becque
Diane M. Bielman
Kay Knittle Brock
Margene Gilson Bush
Lou Ann Montgomery Carter
Lyn Arnot Clark
Jan Kincaid Clifford
Cathy Filson Cooper
Joan Tullis Cooper
Cathy Birch Daniel
Mary Kay Schneider Dickinson
Carol McKinley Dudley
Martha Bliss Ehlers
Karen Lee Emberton
Kathy Wager Ewing
Jan Shrader Falk
Virginia Bland Fry
Sally McCoy Games
Joanna Miranda Glaze
Greenville, SC Alumnae Club
Lori Poveromo Haight
Karen Cofer Henderson
Katey Newell Hobbs
Betty Staggs Huckabay
Elizabeth Pidcock Jones
Maurine Hager Jones
Suzanne Gill Kriz
Jessica Nicole Lawrence
Peggy Lawrence
Sally Chrisman Lindsay
Patty Baird Link
Betty Blades Lofton
Leisa Ebeling Lowrey
Rae Wohlhueter Maier
Toni Ann Martinovich
Betsy West McCune
Julie Geiger Mercer
Renee Ross Mercer
Jill Jensen Meynen
Heather Wilson Miller
Sarah (Sis) Ruth Mullis
Ruth Neel Noble
Ohio Alpha Chapter House Corporation
Ohio Iota
Oklahoma City, OK Alumnae Club
Phoenix, AZ Alumnae Club
Ann Dudgeon Phy
Pi Beta Phi Grand Council and Headquarters
Nancy Fogle Pollard
Karen Consalus Price
Patricia Phelps Rae
Lynn Raney
Janna Scott Roeseler
Marilyn Smith Rowell
Melissa Dates Schmidt
Jill Lanman Schneider
Jean Wirths Scott
Lisa Gamel Scott
Ann Crigger Shaw
Molly Jones Shere
Bette Niederauer Snyder
Beth Seidelhuber Sordi
South Bay, CA Alumnae Club
Emily Russell Tarr
Mary Loy Tatum
Denise Pierce Turnbull
Jean Nees Tulin
Karen Brooks Turner
Chris Mills Verity
Lucy Baker Warner
Carol Inge Warren
Sally Sewell Wightman
Michelle Murrell Willbanks

In memory of Marcia Mockett Sears

Richmond, VA Alumnae Club

In memory of Donald J. Mersinger

Bloomington-Normal, IL Alumnae Club

In memory of Marilyn Smith Mertus

Ginger Vann King

In memory of Nancy Woehling Moore

Sally Rahe Thomas

In memory of Janice Oetinger Nissen

Katharine Graham Kohler
Helen Proebstel Swanson

In memory of Betty Schlesinger Noe

Kitsie Barkley Roth

In memory of Camden Patton

Rae Wohlhueter Maier

In memory of Marian Strobel Petersen

Doris Schnekloth Dittmer

In memory of Jeanne Pilkington Steele Potts

Trude Steele Norman

In memory of Elizabeth Powell

Becky Thorndill Rucker

In memory of Jadeen Scott Rivard

Julie Gempel Lindstrom

In memory of Barbara Bell Ross-Shannon

Mary Ann Clinton Wasson

In memory of Norma Willingham Schaffer

Abilene, TX Alumnae Club

In memory of Tiffany Schaefer Schroeder

Anne Elizabeth Varrone-Lederle

In memory of Jay Carter Simmons

Christmas Village
Nashville, TN Alumnae Club

In memory of Elizabeth Stewart Smith

June S. Cook

In memory of Dorothy Key Thompson

Carolyn and Peyton Townsend

In memory of Ruth Cook Verhyden

Sandhills, NC Alumnae Club

In memory of Lauren Suzanne Vettel

Emily Kahler Rehberg
Jennifer Shea Spillers

In memory of Ruth Patten Vincent

Judy Ann Kaspar

In memory of Donald E. Voelker

Stacey Nicole Warren

In memory of Helen Deppe Vollmar

Anne Travis O'Connell

In memory of Veronika Weiss

Dana Russell Carlsen

In memory of Amy Louise Wheatley

Stephanie Theodora Carlsen

In memory of Robert L. Williams Jr.

Sally Sewell Wightman

In memory of Marcelle Daubenmire Wiseley

Cleveland East, OH Alumnae Club
Barbara Kidd Vandivier


Recognition Gifts

In recognition of Sharon Abeyta-Levey

Audrey Sullivan Jacob

In recognition of Jan Kincaid Clifford

Linda Noel Ibsen
Rena Rodeman Thorsen

In recognition of DC Alpha

Kathy Wager Ewing

In recognition of Elizabeth Beard Deal

St. Louis, MO Alumnae Club

In recognition of Shawn Eagleburger

Jan Kincaid Clifford

In recognition of Florida Alpha

Kathy Wager Ewing

In recognition of Florida Beta

Kathy Wager Ewing

In recognition of Florida Delta

Kathy Wager Ewing

In recognition of Florida Epsilon

Kathy Wager Ewing

In recognition of Betsy Wagman Gaidos

Valley of the Moon, CA Alumnae Club

In recognition of Kathleen Geyer

Virginia Theta

In recognition of Allie Harvey Griffin

Virginia Theta

In recognition of Trisha (Deehring) and Mike Haas

Jan Kincaid Clifford
Betsy West McCune

In recognition of Betty Staggs Huckabay

Betsy West McCune
Shannon O'Donnell Ross

In recognition of Millonn Wilson Lilly

Greater Oklahoma City Alumnae Panhellenic Association

In recognition of Lilly Pulitzer Company

New Jersey Alpha

In recognition of Betsy West McCune

Jan Kincaid Clifford

In recognition of Rebecca Thompson Millwee

Melissa Thompson Harrison

In recognition of Meghan Noble

Ruth Neel Noble

In recognition of Merry Beth Noble

Ruth Neel Noble

In recognition of North Carolina Alpha

Kathy Wager Ewing

In recognition of North Carolina Delta

Kathy Wager Ewing

In recognition of Kim OBrien

Phoenix, AZ Alumnae Club

In recognition of Ohio Alpha's 125th Anniversary

Rae Wohlhueter Maier

In recognition of Ann Dudgeon Phy

Sarah (Sis) Ruth Mullis

In recognition of Pond Elementary School faculty and staff

Katey Newell Hobbs

In recognition of Jenny Miller Pratt

Arizona Beta
Phoenix, AZ Alumnae Club

In recognition of Kelsey Robertson

Peggy and Fred Slater

In recognition of Nancy Carlock Rogers

Sarah (Sis) Ruth Mullis

In recognition of Melissa Dates Schmidt

Rae Wohlhueter Maier

In recognition of Beth Seidelhuber Sordi

Shannon O'Donnell Ross

In recognition of Amy Lorenzen Southerland

Greenville, SC Alumnae Club

In recognition of Jean Nees Tulin

Sarah (Sis) Ruth Mullis
Nancy Mutters Smith

In recognition of Virginia Eta

Kathy Wager Ewing

In recognition of Virginia Gamma

Kathy Wager Ewing

In recognition of Virginia Zeta

Kathy Wager Ewing

In recognition of Wildwood Middle School faculty and staff

Katey Newell Hobbs

In recognition of Betty Traver Zeaman

Joan Adams Avis

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