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Scholarships

Chapter Scholarships

The Florida Chi Academic Scholarship Program


Our goal is to provide financial assistance and encourage the focus of education with the undergraduate brothers of the Florida Chi Chapter at the University of Tampa.  With this intent, the Florida Chi Alumni Association of Sigma Alpha Epsilon in Tampa Bay, Inc. has founded scholarship funds with the financial support of generous Florida Chi alumni.

The focus of this program centers on the Florida Chi undergraduate brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon who display the most outstanding academic achievement. In addition, each applicant must show enthusiastic commitment to the highest ideals expressed in “The True Gentleman.” Exceptional personal integrity, chapter/campus activities, and charitable service are encouraged. 

The annual scholarship is offered to the top 3 academic undergraduate brothers of the Florida Chi Chapter at the University of Tampa. 

Annual Scholarship Donation

Intended to encourage stronger academic focus in undergraduate brothers, the focus will emphasize the top 3 brothers with the highest GPA for the annual academic term. 

$  2,500    Top term GPA - The John Lowth Scholarship.

$  1,500    2nd best term GPA - Florida Chi Academic Scholarship.

$  1,000    3rd best term GPA - Florida Chi Academic Scholarship.

Student Academic Criteria 

  1. Minimum 3.0 term GPA. 

  2. Term grade point average.  (This is not a cumulative scholarship.)

  3. Undergraduates only. 

  4. Student must be returning to the University of Tampa the following year. 

  5. Must be in good financial standing with the University of Tampa, and Florida Chi Chapter. 

Chapter Standards  

1.  Chapter must be in good standing with the University of Tampa, the ΣAE National Office and the Department of Fraternities and Sororities at the University of Tampa. 

2.  The ΣAE - Florida Chi Chapter must participate in Fraternity of the Year. 

3.  The chapter and brothers are expected to adhere to the highest standards of personal integrity as written in "The True Gentleman." 

 

"Name your own" Florida Chi Scholarship   

 

To create a new scholarship/grant under your name, a loved one, a family member, a friend or a ΣAE fraternity brother, a minimum donation of $2,000 is required. 

The Florida Chi Alumni Association of ΣAE welcomes contributions to create new scholarship or leadership grant for our undergraduate chapter.  To learn more about a "named" scholarship, contact Mark Turner, Chairman of the Florida Chi Alumni Association of Sigma Alpha Epsilon in Tampa Bay, Inc. through this website. 

 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the University of Tampa


The University of Tampa students, faculty and staff volunteer 150,000 hours at 150 organizations throughout Tampa Bay.  Students also combine academic study with service in the community in select courses offered across the curriculum. The student run P.E.A.C.E. Volunteer Center and the Greek life community coordinate most service activities.

The National Office of Sigma Alpha Epsilon offers scholarships in 14 different categories to students including recognition in risk management, modern history, medicine, and community service, leadership, academics, education, and campus involvement.  Last year, a total of 49 graduate and undergraduate students throughout the United States received $73,000 in scholarship money and grants. (Numbers vary every year.)

 

National Scholarships

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation, in conjunction with the National Office, manages their own annual merit-based academic scholarship program. Available to all brothers throughout the Realm, an average of $90,000 is awarded every year thanks to the generosity of our alumni and friends throughout the United States.  All scholarships and grants are subject to change annually. Contact the Sigma Alpha Epsilon National office for more information. 

G. Robert Hamrdla Award: One $2,000 scholarship

Brother Hamrdla (Stanford ’60) recognizes a brother that study 19th/20th-century history. Modern German history/two World Wars preferred. GPA of 3.5 (out of a 4.0) or higher required.

Jones-Laurence Award: Two $2,000 scholarships

Brother Jones (Auburn ’10) and Laurence (Minnesota ’15) recognize brothers who display outstanding academic achievement. GPA of 3.9 (out of 4.0) or higher required.

Dr. Charles A. Preuss Medical Award: Two $2,000 scholarships

Brother Preuss (Idaho ’24) recognizes brothers planning to attend medical school, or in a study of medicine, that have demonstrated service to community/fellow man. GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) or higher required.

Frank C. Ginocchio Professional Staff Leadership Scholarship: One $3,000 scholarship

Brother Ginnochio (Northwestern ’66) recognizes a brother demonstrating positive influence in the field of risk management. GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) or higher required.

Thomas W. Devine Volunteer Leadership Scholarship: One $3,000 scholarship

Brother Devine (Minnesota ’74) recognizes a brother demonstrating a positive influence in the field of risk management. GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) or higher required.

W. Emil Forman Award: Two $3,000, three $2,000, and five $1,000 scholarships

Brother Forman (Pennsylvania ’29) recognizes brothers that serve their fellow man as demonstrated by community service work. GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) or higher required.

Brad Cohen Courage Award: One $2,000 scholarship

Brother Cohen (Arizona ’85) recognizes a brother showing extraordinary courage in overcoming a major personal or an organizational obstacle. GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) or higher required.

National Leadership Awards

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation, in conjunction with the National Office, manages their own annual merit-based leadership award program. Available to brothers throughout the Realm, they must demonstrate an enthusiastic commitment to the highest ideals expressed in the “True Gentleman,” show exemplary leadership traits within Chapter, on campus and in the local community.  All leadership awards are subject to change annually. Contact the Sigma Alpha Epsilon National Office for more information.

Fred Archibald Leadership Award: Two $2,000 scholarships

Established by brother Archibald (Cornell ’45) and his father. GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) or higher required.

Richard Generelly Leadership Award: Two $2,000 scholarships

Established by brother Generelly (George Washington, ’47). GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) or higher required.

Joseph Mancini Leadership Award: One $2,000, & two $1,000 scholarships

Established by brother Mancini (Cincinnati ’35). GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) or higher required.

Warren P. Poslusny Award: One $3,000, three $2,000, and five $1,000 scholarships

Established by brother “Pos” Poslusny (Kettering ’69). GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) or higher required.

Trustees Award for Scholarship and Service: One $2,000 scholarship

Established by the Foundation's Trustees. GPA of 3.5 (out of 4.0) or higher required.

Campus Community

University of Tampa students can choose from more than 200 clubs, organizations, and teams. Types of groups include academic, pre-professional, political, publications/media, arts, Greek life, spiritual, international, recreational, athletic, special interest, civic engagement, community service, and more. These organizations, along with academic departments and other University programs, sponsor thousands of activities and events throughout the year.


Recognizing the importance of student participation outside the classroom, UT offers students the option of creating a co-curricular transcript, which can be sent to prospective employers and graduate schools along with their academic transcripts. UT’s co-curricular activities and organizations foster personal development and a sense of connection to the University and the local community.

See a complete list of student organizations at ut.edu/studentorgs

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