Established in 2004 as the graduate scholarship of Phi Sigma Pi, the award is given to an Alumni Member who has excelled in undergraduate studies and has been accepted to or enrolled in graduate school in an effort to respect one of our founding principles, namely education, by encouraging the educational advancement of our Alumni through the offering of this scholarship. Professor Wood was dedicated to the betterment of education and his commitment to Phi Sigma Pi. He hailed from our Alpha Chapter, was a long-time Phi Sigma Pi Faculty Advisor and past National President. To apply for the Rolla F. Wood Graduate Scholarship, the Alumni Member must be in good standing with the National Office of Phi Sigma Pi.
1. The applicant must be a Phi Sigma Pi Member in good standing and is in pursuit of a postgraduate degree or certification. Proof of enrollment in a graduate or professional school program must be submitted.
2. The applicant must submit the following items by April 15:
a. One professional and/or scholarly letter of recommendation written by unrelated/non-familial individuals who can attest to the professional and/or scholastic performance of the applicant.
b. A 1,500-word essay describing how you, the applicant, have lived the ideals of the Fraternity since your graduation.
c. The applicant must submit a post-secondary academic transcript.
3. Academic Transcript, additional letters of recommendation, exhibits, reports or other documents which support your application may be submitted, but are not required.