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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, Director of Operations and Programs.

Volunteer for the Foundation

If you are looking for a way to give back to the sisterhood you love, consider being a Foundation volunteer. We are looking for passionate Pi Phis who want to help ensure the future of our sisterhood. more

Tribute Gifts July 1 - September 30, 2016

In memory of Doris Siefarth Amort

Helen Proebstel Swanson

In memory of Patricia Hays Barnett

Cynthia Hazel Carter Bright
Sonia Phipps Brokaw
Carol McKinley Dudley
Nancy Holt Garver
Twyla Willey Kulp

In memory of Rita Bertucci

Barbara McReynolds LaMaster

In memory of Lisa Morrison Bogan

Alexis M. Coleman
South Fairfield County, CT Alumnae Club

In memory of Richard Bowman

Renee Ross Mercer

In memory of Helen Brooks Brashear

Ann Warmack Brookshire
Tyler, TX Alumnae Club

In memory of Brooke Elizabeth Briggs

Carol McKinley Dudley
Michele Robinson Gagliardi

In memory of Mary Lou Agnew Canaday

Palm Springs-Desert Cities, CA Alumnae Club

In memory of Arlene Mazzulla Christen

Barbara Davis Moore

In memory of Julia Ann Consalus

Fran DeSimone Becque
Diane M. Bielman
Lou Ann Montgomery Carter
Jan Kincaid Clifford
Amy Strickland Dreller
Jean Perry Eggerman
Julie McKittrick Engelbrecht
Maurine Hager Jones
Leisa Ebeling Lowrey
Betsy West McCune
Melissa Dates Schmidt
Emily Russell Tarr
Mary Loy Tatum
Carol Inge Warren
Hallee Winnie

In memory of Lou Ann Chase Daldrup

Klaire Kaufman Pirtle

In memory of Geneve Conaway DeLauer

Susan E. Lombardi

In memory of Jean Botsford Dillard

Cascade, OR Alumnae Club

In memory of Cayla Dimaano

Leisa Ebeling Lowrey

In memory of Patricia Thorpe Dolliver

Helen Hyde Harryman

In memory of Martha Bowman Ebeling

Fran DeSimone Becque
Diane M. Bielman
Jan Kincaid Clifford
Melissa Malone Colvin
Amy Strickland Dreller
Kathy Wager Ewing
Laura Judd Fulton
Alison Veit Heafitz
Barbara McReynolds LaMaster
Carolyn Pavletich Lesh
Patricia Baird Link
Betsy West McCune
Carol Inge Warren

In memory of Jeanne McClean Ehekircher

Marlene Brubaker

In memory of Pat Williams Farley

Jennifer Eaton Penland

In memory of Brittany Feldman

Kathy Wager Ewing

In memory of Gene Carr Fenley

John Fenley

In memory of Lois Crumbaker Frazier

Nancy Jo Lefferson Gass

In memory of David Geeting

Carol Inge Warren

In memory of Jeanne Fetter Greenhaw

William K. Greenhaw

In memory of Nancy Wilkinson Hawley

Sally Rowe Jones

In memory of Sarah Hodgdon Henson

Susan Crane Kyle

In memory of Sabrina Kelley

Alabama Beta Chapter of Pi Beta Phi

In memory of Betty Klein

Lynne Nordhoff

In memory of Christopher Lynn Lawson

Carolyn Lauren Banks

In memory of Jean Black Lelek

Edmund V. Lelek

In memory of Cynthia Jones Liebe

Sharon Gladwin Dalrymple
Leslie Willard Dunsworth
Pamela Sabeck Fitzgerald
Susan Cohenour Johnson
Becky Akin Larsen
Carol Sexton Paulk
Sally Minning Shoemaker
Christine Kajikawa Wilkinson

In memory of William Malone

Melissa Malone Colvin

In memory of James Mattioli

Debbie Sun Wang

In memory of Shirley Williams Nebergall

Judy Friend Strohm

In memory of Helen Dowell Powell

Julie Gempel Lindstrom

In memory of Marjorie Purnell

Carolyn Braselton Townsend

In memory of Lu Ann Browning Redman

Vanessa Ann Redman

In memory of Casey Hazel Rose

Lindsey Germono Glodt

In memory of Ellie Turnbull Sassano

MaryMargaret McDonough

In memory of Reece Schwing

Melissa Dates Schmidt

In memory of Marion Appleman Schwinn

Nancy Jo Lefferson Gass

In memory of Gloria Cloud Skade

Patricia Skade Rogers

In memory of Elizabeth Alexander Smith

North San Diego, CA Alumnae Club

In memory of Connie Hasabales Taylor

Sally Minning Shoemaker
Valley of the Moon, CA Alumnae Club

In memory of Emmett Trant

Carol Inge Warren

In memory of Gloria Larsen Wagner

Heather Wilson Miller
Marcia Perry Nix

In memory of Joan Hutchens Wanamaker

Cypress Creek-North West Houston, TX Alumnae Club

In memory of Suzanne Walker Weber

Susan Perry Brockway
Mary Chattin Saunders
Lucy Baker Warner

In memory of William F. Whittom

Fran DeSimone Becque
Leisa Ebeling Lowrey
Renee Ross Mercer
Emily Russell Tarr
Mary Loy Tatum

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