Each year, generous donations make it possible for the Sigma Chi Foundation and Beta Phi Educational Foundation (BPEF) to grant numerous scholarships to deserving Sigma Chi undergraduate and graduate brothers. The scholarships are awarded to the top undergraduate applicants based on academic performance, demonstrated leadership, and chapter involvement.
Providing scholarships furthers the goal to promote academic excellence and lifelong learning. We proudly award brothers who show outstanding character in action, academic motivation, and commitment to their chapters and campuses. Having benefited from this support donors, like you, give back to support the academic endeavors of their fellow brothers.
To eliminate redundancy and encourage undergrads to pursue both national and local scholarships, the Beta Phi Educational Foundation Scholarship Committee is pleased to offer only one application.
To apply for Sigma Chi Foundation scholarships:
• Log-in to the Sigma Chi Application Portal at https://sigmachi.secure-platform.com/a
• Fill out the online application
To apply for Beta Phi Educational Foundation scholarships:
• Apply for Sigma Chi Foundation scholarships (see above)
• Convert your application into a PDF
• Email it to email@example.com
Sigma Chi Foundation Scholarships Available:
• James Fiduccia Beta Phi Consul Scholarship: $3,000 + $1,000 BPEF match (1 available)
o A gift from the James and Grace Cain Foundation established the James Fiduccia Beta Phi Consul Scholarship Award. The Fiduccia Scholarship Award provides an academic scholarship to a qualified undergraduate Brother selected through the General Academic Scholarship process from any Sigma Chi chapter with initial preference each year given to a qualified applicant from the Beta Phi chapter holding the office of chapter Consul, second preference to a Beta Phi applicant with a chapter leadership role and third preference to a Beta Phi applicant in good standing with the chapter.
• Marvin D. “Swede” Johnson Scholarship: $1,000 + $500 BPEF match (1 available)
o This scholarship Award is given in honor of Brother Marvin D. "Swede" Johnson, Arizona 1950, and provided through the generous support of Stella Johnson, Karen Johnson Riebe and Ken Riebe. The Johnson Scholarship Award provides an academic scholarship to a qualified undergraduate Brother selected through the General Academic Scholarship process from any Sigma Chi chapter with initial preference each year given to a qualified applicant from the Beta Phi chapter.
• S. Jack McDuff Scholarship: $1,000 + $500 BPEF match (1 available)
o This scholarship Award is provided through the generous support of Brother S. Jack McDuff, University of Arizona 1951. The McDuff Scholarship Award provides an academic scholarship to a qualified undergraduate Brother selected through the General Academic Scholarship process from any Sigma Chi chapter with initial preference each year given to a qualified applicant from the Beta Phi chapter.
• Bell Chapter Challenge Scholarships: $1,000 + $500 BPEF match (3 available)*
• International Sweetheart Award: $10,000 + $250 BPEF match (1 available)
• Chapter Sweetheart Award: $1,000 + $250 match (1 available)
o This scholarship is provided through the generous support of 21st International Sweetheart Dr. Jacqueline Dupont Carlson. Provides a minimum $1,000 academic scholarship to a qualified Sweetheart of a Sigma Chi undergraduate chapter.
• General Undergraduate Scholarship: $1,000 + $500 BPEF match
o This scholarship provides a minimum $1,000 academic scholarship to a qualified Sigma Chi pursuing an undergraduate degree in any academic field.
• Military Service: $1,000 + $500 BPEF match
o This scholarship award was established through the generous support of Brothers John G. Berylson, BROWN 1975 and Daniel P. Walsh, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI 1971 and other Sigma Chi brothers. Provides a minimum $1,000 academic scholarship to undergraduate or graduate Sigma Chi brothers who are currently serving or have served on active duty in their country's military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, or National Guard.
*** Please note that ROTC students are not eligible for this award. ***
Beta Phi Educational Foundation Scholarships Available:
• Ellis Family Foundation Scholarships: $5,000 (2 available)*
o This scholarship award is offered by Robert Ellis in memory of brother John Henkel (Beta Phi 1984). The scholarship award is offered to 2 recipients annually to cover expenses for the chapter and house dues each semester. Active brothers and prospective brothers are eligible recipients.
• Steve Schuyler Leadership Scholarship: $1,500 (1 available)
o This scholarship is offered in honor of Steve Schuyler, Beta Phi ’79 and seventy-first Grand Consul. Schuyler was initiated into the Beta Phi chapter in 1977, after completion of his service in the U.S. Army’s military police. He served the chapter as recruitment chairman and as Consul and has continued supporting Sigma Chi at the international and local levels throughout his professional career. He has served the Arizona undergraduate chapter as its chapter advisor, as co-chairman of the Beta Phi Campaign for Excellence, founder of the Beta Phi Hall of Honor and the Beta Phi Consuls Association, and as the president of its house corporation. He has also served the International Fraternity as president of the Tucson, Arizona, alumni chapter, a member of the former Journey Operating Board and Cornerstone mentoring program, a Balfour LTW faculty member, and on the Board of Grand Trustees, which he served as vice chairman. He was inducted into the Order of Constantine in 2014.
• UArizona/Beta Phi Leadership Scholarships: $1,500 (5 available)
o Preference is given to Executive Committee
• Beta Phi Financial Hardship Scholarship: $1,250 (1 available)
o If you are experiencing a crisis that could adversely affect your fraternity/academic journey and want to be considered for this scholarship, please explain your current financial situation in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application deadline: Monday, April 25, 2022
Awards: 2022-2023 academic year
Scholarship winners will be notified in August or September 2022.