2020 Educational Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship
Empowering women through formal education has been shown to lift entire populations. Delta Phi Epsilon is committed to sustaining our founders’ legacy by promoting women as leaders, scholars, and innovators. To encourage the success and accessibility of education for our sisters, The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation provides merit and need-based scholarships.
This year, the Educational Foundation awarded over 37 scholarships worth a total of $100K.
Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students who are initiated members of Delta Phi Epsilon in good standing, who will be enrolled as full-time students in the 2020-21 academic year will be eligible to apply for scholarships in the next fiscal year. Past recipients are welcomed to apply again.
Deadline for application is December 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Delta Phi Epsilon Eligibility Requirements:
• Selection is based on scholastic excellence, participation and leadership roles in the chapter, and on campus and community activities, all of which align with the Founding Principles of the Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority.
• Applicants must be initiated members of the Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority in good standing academically, financially, and in chapter membership and participation including no standards board violations.
• Applicants must have been initiated by December 31, 2019.
• Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of B (the equivalent of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or higher).
• Applicants will be placed in the applicant pool for each scholarship for which they are eligible and not just one specific scholarship.
• If the applicant is selected as a merit-based scholarship winner, a check will be sent directly to the Cashier/Bursar/Financial Aid office at her University to be applied towards her educational expenses for Fall 2020 semester. Please note for applicants applying to use funds for outside of the U.S.: All funds are dispersed in USD at the exchange rate of the day.
• Scholarship recipients are expected to remain a member in good standing of her collegiate chapter for the full scholarship term.
• Scholarship applicants who have previously submitted a scholarship application must submit a new application each year in ordered to be considered. A scholarship recipient who does not return to school during the scholarship term, and thus forfeits the scholarship to the next applicant, is eligible to re-apply and be considered for a scholarship the next academic year.
• Scholarship Recipient/Full-time Student Status: Award criteria for scholarships shall include full-time student status, as defined by the institution the recipient is attending during the year that the scholarship is awarded.
• Scholarship Recipient/Chapter Participation: Scholarship recipients are expected to remain participating members of their collegiate chapter, in good standing, throughout the full scholarship term. In the event that a recipient will be studying abroad during the scholarship term, appropriate inactive status in good standing must be obtained and retained.
• Scholarship/Fifth-Year Member: A scholarship applicant who may graduate before the end of the school year of the scholarship term may be considered for a scholarship. In order to receive a scholarship a fifth-year senior must agree to remain a participating member of her collegiate chapter, in good standing, until graduation and then an alumnae in good standing through the term of the Scholarship.
• Scholarship Revocation/Membership Status: A scholarship recipient who fails to continue to meet the criteria of her award (including resignation or expulsion of her membership in Delta Phi Epsilon), will forfeit her scholarship to the next eligible applicant as selected by the Scholarship Committee. If the scholarship has been applied by a college/university to the former member’s educational expenses, that former member will be responsible to repay the full award amount to the Delta Phi Epsilon Foundation within 30 days.
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