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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.

Honoring Beth van Maanen Beatty

It is with deep regret that Pi Beta Phi announces the passing of Past Grand President Beth van Maanen Beatty, Texas Gamma, on March 16, 2015. We celebrate her life and honor her legacy. more

Founders' Day Scholarship Donors 2015

Sharon Abeyta-Levey
Jody Morse Al-Saigh
Pat Emens Anderson
Kim Dawn Archuleta
Kathy Wasiele Bach
Mackenzie Baker
Fran DeSimone Becque
Maja Tanaka Berge
Oriana Rebecca Bertucci
Diane M. Bielman
Margie Borges
Roberta Boyd Bragan
Patty Davisson Brown
Susan Marie Bruch
Alison Burcham
Donna Lynn Butterworth
Lise Byars George
Julie Carney
Jill Mackey Carrel
Ashlee Kate Christofferson
Trudy Hartzell Clark
Jan Kincaid Clifford
Melissa Malone Colvin
Stephanie Marie Coomes
Cathy Filson Cooper
Ashley Holmes Corley
Kimberly Sisk Crowe
Eily Cummings
Bethany Sage Curtis
Ali Wampler Cusic
Amy Catherine Dailey
Jamie Feist Daniels
Tara Abbott Davis
Michele Tereschuk Davitt
Natalie Mayo Deak
Alicia Delaney
Constance Dillon
Amy Strickland Dreller
Candace Turner Dressler
Kim Barger Durand
Mary Beth Rhyne Dykes
Shawn Eagleburger
Emory McGinnis Eison
Karen Lee Emberton
Kathy Wager Ewing
Suzette Thompson Farrar
Karen Neely Faryniak
Ellen Frances Ferringer
Laura Judd Fulton
Jeannine Van Wagenen Funk
Carly Miller Giesbrecht
Kelley Golden
Courtney Montle Haller
Margaret Steele Harvey
Kate Collins Hattery-Groskopf
Alison Veit Heafitz
Jane Bony Heiserman
Michelle Katherine Hinkley
Jessica Manning Hooper
Julie Talley Hooton
Laurie Teresa Hoskins
Betty Staggs Huckabay
Brenda Foster Huffman
Brooke A. Hurst
Linda Noel Ibsen
Lexy Janda
Melissa Edmunds Johnson

Gina Garrison Jones

Madalyn Marchman Jones
Maurine Hager Jones
Allie Jostrand
Martha Kaiser Justice
Amy Bader Keirle
Caitlin Pierce Kissee
Kathi Caldwell Kleinman
Rosemary Barczewski
Judy Weltsch Klote
Missy Hatteyer Korduner
Suzanne Gill Kriz
Susan Crane Kyle
Barbara McReynolds LaMaster
Chantel Hagner Lanier
Jessica Donda Ledbetter
Marnie Rae Lee
Carolyn Pavletich Lesh
Margo Wilton Lesser
Sharon Edwards Levey
Patty Baird Link
Janice Worthington Lisko
Vivian Mei Long
Leisa Ebeling Lowrey
Erika Bates Mackey
Rae Wohlhueter Maier
Caroline Majers
Kate Margaret Malloy
Suzanne Malone
Toni Ann Martinovich
Kristen Massey
Betsy West McCune
Ruth Walsh McIntyre
Renee Ross Mercer
Kathleen Ann Meriano
Susan Mertz
Ana Mancebo Miller
Lynda Breyer Miller
Amber Moore
Maria Alberico Morgan
Sarah (Sis) Ruth Mullis
Abby Barnes Nicol
Kim J. OBrien
Kris Woods Olson
Lara Kay Omps-Botteicher
Jill Pampel
Leigh Mossman Pauling
Audrey Miller Pennings
Katie Schwie Perrine
Kelly Zudycki Perry
Rainey Dovlyn Peuse
Amanda Phillips-Haberern
Ann Dudgeon Phy
Kate Blatherwick Pickert
Nancy Fogle Pollard
Lura Jane Powell
Jenny Miller Pratt
Karen Consalus Price
Penny Ann Proctor
Cindy Stringfield Provencher
Jill Tucker Read
Missy A. Reams
Sarah Smith Reynolds
Korinne Hague Rice
Tina Lynn Rivard
Susan Kingsley Robinson
Lisa Rede Roman
Catherine Elizabeth Roosevelt
Shannon O'Donnell Ross
Marilyn Smith Rowell
Elizabeth Robbins Salata
Beverly Cregg Schafer
Janelle Schroeder
Sande Elisabeth Schweier
Lisa Gamel Scott
Joanna Sell
Morgan Riley Sexton
Deborah Boyd Sharp
Ann Crigger Shaw
Paula Pace Shepherd
Chanel LaChappa Sheragy
Betsy Beese Sheridan
Elyse Simmerman
Nadia Husbands Smid
Luellen Clymo Smith
Beth Seidelhuber Sordi
Amy Lorenzen Southerland
Leslie Jean Stachowiak
Amy Nobles Stearns
Cara Ballard Sutcliffe
Cindy Rice Svec
Mary Rakow Tanner
Amy Wasserman Tatro
Jacquelyn Marie Tatro
Julie Wightman Taylor
Holly Williams Thomas
Rena Rodeman Thorsen
Carrie Elizabeth Tilley
Mary Alice Classen Tinari
Beth Torres
Lisa Doll Tovar
Jean Nees Tulin
Denise Pierce Turnbull
Jacqueline Vo
Lucy Baker Warner
Carol Inge Warren
Stacey Nicole Warren
Amelia Elizabeth Wenzel
Jennifer Johnson Wenzel
Tracy Beaufort Whitehead
Sally Sewell Wightman
Juli Holmes Willeman
Julie Wisbrock
Lucie Johnson Wisehart
Marla Neelly Wulf
Elisabeth Long Young
Helen Yu
Hayley Ann Zimmerman

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