Established in 2004 as the graduate scholarship of Phi Sigma Pi, the award is given to an Alumnus/a 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 Alumnus/a must be in good standing with the collegiate Chapter and the National Office of Phi Sigma Pi. In addition, the applicant must be a Member of the National Alumni Association and have graduated with at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA on a 4.00 scale from their respective bachelor's program.
1. The applicant must be a Phi Sigma Pi Alumnus/a who graduated 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 have graduated in good standing with both the Collegiate Chapter and the National Office. Additionally, the individual must be in good standing at the time all application materials are due to the National Headquarters.
3. The applicant must submit the following items by June 1 (extended from April 15):
a. Two letters of recommendation written by faculty members who can attest to the previous scholastic performance of the applicant.
b. One letter of recommendation from the Collegiate Chapter or other qualified person(s), which focuses on the leadership and fellowship contributions of the applicant.
c. A 1,500-word essay describing how you, the applicant, have lived the ideals of the Fraternity since your graduation.
d. The applicant must submit a post-secondary academic transcript.
4. The applicant must have graduated with a 3.00 cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale) from the applicant’s bachelor’s program.
5. The applicant must be a member of the National Alumni Association.
6. Exhibits, reports or other documents, which support the applicant’s claims, may be submitted in addition to the required.