To promote scholastic achievement and to help Chi Phi Brothers be better men, the Chi Phi Educational Trust awards approximately $100,000 in academic and member development scholarships on a yearly basis. During the 2015-2016 fiscal year, Chi Phi students received scholarships totaling $123,000 thanks to the generous financial support provided by Alumni, parents and friends. These merit-based academic scholarships honor those that both work hard to achieve academic success and serve their Chapter.
Applications for all scholarships are evaluated by a volunteer panel made up of Chi Phi Alumni. Applications are scored on four categories:
- Grade Point Average (35% of total score)
- Chapter Leadership and Involvement (35% of total score)
- Community Service (20% of total score)
- Educational/Professional Aspirations (10% of total score)
Each year Chi Phi awards a varying number of scholarships to Brothers pursuing their undergraduate degree. Applicants must be matriculated at an accredited college or university or demonstrate that he will be entering an accredited program in the next school term.
Each year Chi Phi awards a varying number of scholarships to Brothers pursuing their graduate degree. Applicants must be matriculated at an accredited college or university or demonstrate that he will be entering an accredited program in the next school term.
Chapter Excellence Fund Scholarships
Each year Chi Phi Chapters award approximately $70,000 in local scholarships and grants through their Chapter Excellence Funds. The requirements and amounts of these scholarships vary across Chapters. Contact your Chapter Alpha or Chapter Advisor for more information about awards at your Chapter.
The Neel Scholarships were made possible by a generous gift from Ms. Eugenia Neel in honor of her parents Robert William Neel, Omega 1911, and Tommie Louise Park Neel and her brothers Robert William Neel, Jr., Gamma 1941, and Joseph Lockhart Neel, Eta 1943. For Neel Scholarships preference is given to students attending a college or university in the State of Georgia and students from the State of Georgia. Neel Scholarships are awarded for both undergraduate and graduate study.
Ramsaur Leadership Awards
The Ramsaur Leadership Awards were endowed by Gray and Cordelia Ramsaur to recognize the outstanding leadership of Chi Phi Brothers. While originally only open to Brothers enrolled at an institution within the state of Florida, beginning in the 2015 – 2016 academic year, Ramsaur Awards will be available to all Chi Phi Brothers with preference being given to Brothers from Florida Chapters.
E. Owen Parry Memorial Scholarships
The Parry Memorial Scholarships are new awards for the 2013 academic year. These awards honor the character, leadership and service of Brother E. Owen Parry, Alpha 1965. Preference for these awards is given to members of the Alpha Chapter of Chi Phi at the University of Virginia.
Soderquist Staff Scholarships
The Soderquist Staff Scholarships available to individuals having served two complete fiscal or calendar years in any capacity on the Chi Phi Educational Trust or Chi Phi Fraternity Staff.
Vic Pryles Memorial Scholarships
The Vic Pryles Memorial Scholarships were established by Calvin Allen, Eta 1971, to support Eta Chapter Brothers and to honor Vic Pryles, Eta 1968. These scholarships are made available to Eta Chapter Brothers each year.
In addition to academic scholarships, the Chi Phi Educational Trust awards several annual scholarships to develop Chi Phi Members. Two of those scholarships are for FuturesQuest and the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI). Visit the program pages to learn about the application process and deadlines for these awards.
Applying for an Academic Scholarship
All academic scholarships are applied for using an online application. After the application is submitted, the Scholarship Review Committee will match qualified applicants to all scholarships for which they are eligible. Most scholarships are between$1,000 – $2,500 and all are for one year.
To complete the application you might find it helpful to have the following information available:
- Undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) Grade Point Average
- Name and email address of your Chapter Alpha, Chapter Advisor, Chapter Alumni Association President, Faculty Advisor, a professor and your job supervisor for your references
- A list of your Chi Phi offices held, your campus and community activities, regional and national Chi Phi events you have attended and awards and honors you have received.
- Undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts (unofficial copies are accepted).
Please note that Chi Phi Brothers can be awarded a lifetime maximum of $5,000 in scholarships by the Educational Trust. This does not include any scholarships awarded directly from a Chapter Excellence Fund.
Creating a Scholarship
Alumni, friends, Chapters, Alumni Associations and Alumni Clubs can endow and name a scholarship with a gift of $25,000 or more. To learn more about creating a named scholarship that will recognize and reward students in perpetuity, contact Director of Development Kristina Forbes at 404.231.1824.