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National Scholarship Funds

The Sigma Nu Educational Foundation is proud to offer national scholarships available to any initiated member in good standing with Sigma Nu regardless of chapter affiliation.

Sigma Nu Founders General Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the Founders General Scholarship shall be to promote the ideals of Sigma Nu by providing financial support for members of the Fraternity who best embody the founding principles of Love, Honor, and Truth in their home communities.

Multiple scholarships will be available to qualified applicants each academic year through an annual disbursement. The scholarship will be available through individual grant awards in the form of "qualified scholarships" to individuals meeting the following criteria:

  1. Member must have a GPA of 3.25 or higher;

  2. Member must be in good standing with Sigma Nu Fraternity;

  3. Member must exhibit leadership qualities through extracurricular involvement and leadership positions held;

  4. Applicants will provide personal references.

 

Thomas M. Lofton National Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the Thomas M. Lofton National Scholarship Fund shall be to promote the importance of academic excellence, leadership, chapter and campus involvement, brotherhood principles, and philanthropy for the benefit of members and candidates of Sigma Nu Fraternity.  The Fund is also to educate members on the life and service of Brother Thomas M. Lofton.

Brother Thomas M. Lofton, a member of Sigma Nu’s Hall of Honor, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a Knight, was a member of the Epsilon Mu Chapter (Butler) and the Beta Eta Chapter (Indiana).  Brother Lofton dedicated his life to serving Sigma Nu.  He was a devoted Brother who took great pride in helping chapter members succeed.

When the Epsilon Mu Chapter was recolonized in 2002, Brother Lofton made a significant contribution which was used to establish a scholarship fund for the chapter.  Since 2002, Epsilon Mu has won the coveted Rock Chapter Award five times and the chapter attributes much of its success to the scholarship fund established by Brother Lofton.  Brother Lofton also established a similar fund for the Beta Eta Chapter that has had a lasting impact on that chapter as well.

Brother Lofton believed that education was the key to individual success and was proud to support the scholastic achievements of Sigma Nu members.  We are grateful for the Brothers and friends who have helped honor Brother Lofton with this fund and hope his legacy will live on through those who benefit from it.

Multiple scholarships will be available to qualified applicants each academic year through an annual disbursement. The scholarship(s) will be available through individual grant awards in the form of "qualified scholarships" to individuals meeting the following criteria:

  1. Member must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher;

  2. Member must be in good standing with Sigma Nu Fraternity;

  3. Member must exhibit leadership qualities through extracurricular involvement and leadership positions held;

  4. Applicants will provide personal references.

 

International Student Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the International Student Scholarship shall be to promote individual academic achievement by providing financial support for nonresident members or candidates of Sigma Nu Fraternity.

One $500 scholarship will be available to one qualified applicant each academic year through an annual disbursement. The scholarship will be available through individual grant awards in the form of “qualified scholarships” to individuals meeting the following criteria:

  1.  Nonresident students studying on a U.S. student visa;

  2.  Members or candidates in good standing with the Fraternity;

  3.  Members or candidates who are enrolled as full-time students of a college or university at which Sigma Nu has a colony or chapter.

 

Oakley Brothers Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the Oakley Brothers Scholarship shall be to promote the charitable, educational, and other tax-exempt purposes of the Sigma Nu Educational Foundation by promoting leadership and providing scholarships for the benefit of members and candidates of Sigma Nu Fraternity.

Multiple scholarships will be available to qualified applicants each academic year through an annual disbursement. The scholarship will be available through individual grant awards in the form of "qualified scholarships" to individuals meeting the following criteria:

  1. Member must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher;

  2. Member must be in good standing with Sigma Nu Fraternity;

  3. Member must exhibit leadership qualities through extracurricular involvement and leadership positions held;

  4. Applicants will provide personal references;

  5. Preference will be given to candidates and members of the Theta Chapter at the University of Alabama who are enrolled as full-time students.


Application Process

The Scholarship Selection Committee will make determinations with respect to individuals who should receive scholarships and the amounts of such scholarships.  In this regard, the Scholarship Committee shall consider objective and nondiscriminatory criteria in making scholarship awards.  Such criteria may include (but is not limited to) prior academic performance, test scores, career goals, and recommendations from faculty and others.

You can apply for each scholarship by completing the following application: National Scholarship Application

All applications are due by November 30.

For questions regarding scholarship criteria or the application process please contact our office at (540) 463-1030 or email us at foundation@sigmanu.org.

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