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National Scholarship Funds

Sigma Nu Educational Foundation is proud to offer national scholarships available to all current collegiate Sigma Nu Fraternity initiates (and candidates for one scholarship) in good standing, 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 Fraternity 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. Initiate must have a GPA of 3.25 or higher;

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

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

  4. Applicant must 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 initiates 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. Initiate must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher;

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

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

  4. Applicant must 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 initiates or candidates of Sigma Nu Fraternity.

A 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 student studying on a U.S. student visa;

  2. Initiate or candidate in good standing with the Fraternity; and

  3. Initiate or candidate who are enrolled as full-time students of a college or university at which the Fraternity 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 initiates 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. Initiate must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher;

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

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

  4. Applicant must provide personal references; and

  5. Preference will be given to initiates 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

Applications must be submitted by April 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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