Applicants of the Richard Cecil Todd & Clauda Pennock Todd Tripod scholarship should be Phi Sigma Pi Members who exemplify the principles of scholarship, leadership and fellowship within the Fraternity, on campus and within the community.
The following requirements must be met in order to apply for the scholarship:
1. The applicant must be an undergraduate student in pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree or a graduating senior entering graduate school. Proof of enrollment in a graduate school program must be submitted by the graduating senior prior to August 1st.
2. The applicant must be a current active undergraduate Member of Phi Sigma Pi.
3. The applicant must have at least one full semester or one quarter of active membership in the Fraternity, not including the semester or quarter of Initiation into Phi Sigma Pi. Additionally, the individual must be active and in good standing at the time all applications are due to the National Headquarters.
4. The applicant must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale (A=4.00) at the time of application.
5. One letter of recommendation from the Chapter is required. It should focus on scholarship, leadership and fellowship contributions of the applicant. This letter may be composed by any number of the Executive Board but must be signed by a majority of the Executive Board to be recognized as valid. Multiple applicants from the same Chapter may apply.
6. Two letters of recommendation written by faculty members who can attest to the scholastic performance of the applicant. This may also be a Dean or other Administrator who has been involved directly with the applicant’s academic instruction. The letter of recommendation must be uploaded here by the faculty member.
7. A one-to-three page essay typed statement from the applicant should be submitted. It should focus on how the applicant promoted scholarship, leadership and fellowship within the Fraternity, campus and community since becoming a Member of Phi Sigma Pi. Included in this statement shall be a list of specific and significant Fraternity, campus and community activities. The applicant must note their role and involvement in these activities.
8. The applicant must submit an official academic transcript.
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