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The Psi Upsilon Foundation Scholarship Program

The award of Psi Upsilon Foundation scholarships is based upon demonstrated achievement in the pursuit of moral, intellectual and social excellence. Awards include a minimum grant of $1,000 to be used in meeting the recipient's qualified educational expenses. Awards in amounts greater than the minimum grant may be provided based upon a demonstration of financial need. Applicants are not required to demonstrate financial need in order to qualify for a minimum grant.

Members of all chapters, provisional chapters, owl clubs, and colonies are eligible to apply and shall be given due consideration without regard to race, creed, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or other potentially discriminatory basis.

Named Scholarship Awards

These awards come from income generated from restricted funds:

  • Henry B. Poor, Gamma '39 Award - unrestricted
    Give to the Poor Scholarship Fund
  • Jonathan E. Persky, Omega '85 Award - preference to an Omega undergraduate
    Give to the Persky Scholarship Fund
  • Robert & Evelyn Kaiser Awards - restricted to Zeta undergraduates
    Give to the Kaiser Education Fund
  • These scholarships are funded each year by contributions to the Annual Fund:

    • J. Russell McShane, Delta '32 Award - preference to a Delta undergraduate
    • Francis C. Hardie, Omicron-Zeta '18 Awards (2) - unrestricted
    • Robert W. Parsons, Xi '22 Award - unrestricted
    • Gardner A. Callanen, Psi '29 Award - preference to a Psi undergraduate
    • Earl D. Babst, Iota-Phi '93 Awards (2) - unrestricted
    • Albert C. Jacobs, Phi '21 Award - unrestricted
    • R. DeWitt Wallace, Epsilon '14 Award - unrestricted
    • Robert W. Morey, Pi '20 Award - unrestricted
    • Benjamin T. Burton, Chi '21 Awards (2) - unrestricted
    • Jerome W. Brush, Jr., Delta Delta '39 Award - unrestricted
    • Gregg E. Rohlin, Phi '83 Award - to a Phi undergraduate
    • R. Timothy Leedy, Phi '57 Award - unrestricted
    • Curtis J. Rettke, Eta '84 Award - to an Eta undergraduate
    • William P. King, Omicron '73 Award - to an Omicron undergraduate
    • Salvatore L. Biardo, Omicron '04 Award - to an Omicron undergraduate
    • Paul D. Friday, Theta Theta '26 Award - unrestricted
    • Michael D. Oberg, Theta Theta '88 Award - to a Theta Theta undergraduate
    • Eric W. Didul, Phi Beta '90 Award - preference to a Phi Beta undergraduate
    • Delta Delta of Williams College Award(s) - to one or more sons or daughters of Delta Delta alumni attending Williams College

    Psi Upsilon Foundation Grants

    Archons AcademyThe Psi Upsilon Foundation makes grants to Psi Upsilon Fraternity to provide educational opportunities designed to reach every member in every chapter. These grants are funded by gifts to the Annual Fund and the income from restricted funds established for that purpose.

    Psi Upsilon Foundation grants provide support for the Fraternity's Chapter Leadership Program which includes:

    Archons Academy

    The Archons Academy is a three-day leadership seminar designed to help our undergraduate chief elected officers develop the skills necessary to become an effective leader. Participants have expressed overwhelming support for the opportunity to trade success stories and hear different approaches to resolving similar problems.

    Topics include:

    • Goal setting
    • Problem solving and conflict resolution
    • Team building and motivation
    • Leading an effective meeting.

    This annual program is available to every archon from every chapter at no cost to the chapter.

    Commitment to Excellence

    Each chapter designs its own strategies and action plans to address its unique situation. Through retreats that examine personal values, leadership values and the values of Psi Upsilon Fraternity, alumni facilitators assist chapters in developing values-based strategies and act as mentors to individual members. Action plans with appropriate benchmarks and metrics establish chapter-specific goals that are monitored, reviewed and adjusted throughout the year.


    Psi Upsilon makes GreekLifeEdu® available to every member in every chapter. This online, interactive program is designed to prevent or eliminate alcohol-related problems, hazing and sexual assault, and to help students make safer and healthier decisions.

    Leadership Institute

    The Leadership Institute is held annually in conjunction with the Fraternity's Convention and has become an integral part of the Fraternity's effort to develop ethical leadership and promote moral, intellectual and social excellence. Topics include management, citizenship, community service, motivation, consensus building and academic development. The Leadership Institute provides undergraduates and alumni alike an opportunity to exchange ideas and solutions.

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