Four fund accounts have been established through the SigEp Educational Foundation to ensure sustainable operational excellence of the VA Kappa Chapter. The purpose of these funds is to provide scholarships, financial support for operational programming and SigEp Learning Community opportunities.
Alumni donations to the SigEp Education Foundation accounts are 100% tax deductible. A description of each fund is given below. Please click on this link below to donate to any of the funds. Thank you.
The Balanced Man Scholarship
The Balanced Man Scholarship (BMS) is offered every year by the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity to award men who have shown academic excellence, leadership skills, and a commitment to their health and well-being during their time in high school. The scholarship is open to all incoming men of Virginia Tech. In 2020, Sigma Phi Epsilon will award $4,000 for the Balanced Man Scholarship.
The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who can exemplify the fraternity’s values by being a balanced man in their everyday lives. The awards will be presented at the Balanced Man Scholarship Celebration on September 13, 2020.
There is no requirement of joining the fraternity in order to be eligible to apply or win the scholarship. The application deadline is August 15, 2020 and it only takes 15 minutes to apply!
Frank A. Booze, III Memorial Scholarship
The specific purpose of the Frank A. Booze, III Memorial Scholarship is to provide financial support to undergraduate members of Virginia Kappa. The alumni brothers are pleased to offer a $600 scholarship in recognition of high academic achievement and personification of the ideals of SigEp. This scholarship is given in memory and honor of Brother Booze, who was the first of our brotherhood to pass away. He lived the SigEp cardinal principles of Virtue, Diligence and Brotherly Love.
Ron Clary Memorial Scholarship
This is an endowed fund to provide an additional resource of leadership training for undergraduate members.
It was Ron’s wish that a $500 scholarship be awarded annually to a Virginia Kappa undergrad brother, with the funds to be used to attend the Ruck Leadership Institute. Ron wanted the recipient to be somebody like himself, a leader, an athlete, an average academic student, paid his own way through college (or a portion) and a “brother’s brother”.
SigEp Learning Community
The specific purposes of this fund are to provide funding for a Residential Scholar and programming for the Virginia Kappa SigEp Learning Community.