Non-Member Recipients

  • The Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of our

    2023 Lawrence D. Schaffer Endowed Scholarships for non-members.


    The Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation offers scholarships for children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of ΣAM alumni and for daughters of fratres. We also have scholarships for high school seniors involved with USY or NFTY planning to attend college. For a complete list of scholarships available, go here.


    All Scholarship Recipients need to complete the online 2023 Scholarship Acceptance Agreement

    before any check is disbursed--Go here!


    Girson Family Scholarship $1,000

    Carolyn Kolassa, a senior at Lakeview High School in Battle Creek, Michigan, attending Western Michigan University in Fall 2023


    James Alexander NFTY Scholarship $500

    Naomi Cohn, Northwestern University (Fall 2023)


    Hanno Mott USY Scholarship $500

    Benjamin Trokenheim, Duke University (Fall 2023)


    Larry Berman Beta Delta Alumni Scholarship $1,500

    Anya von Wolff, Syracuse University

    Anya is the daughter of Alex von Wolff (San Jose State, ‘87)


    Margolis-Guzick Scholarship $1,500

    Rachel Shaffer, Seattle University School of Law

    Rachel is a Member Experience Specialist on the SAM HQ staff, and also the granddaughter of

    Theodor Shaffer (The Ohio State, '47)


    Nu Legacy Scholarship $1,000

    John Barnes, University of Virginia

    John is the grandson of the late Harold Halpern (State University of New York at Buffalo, ‘52)


    Helen Sieczkowski Memorial Scholarship $1,000

    Emily Kedenberg, a senior at Daviess County High School in Owensboro, Kentucky

    Emily is the daughter of Robert Kedenberg (Kentucky Wesleyan, '91)


    Weiss Brothers & William P. Schwartz Daughters of Fratres Scholarships

    Seanna Patterson, Concordia University Nebraska; Weiss Brothers Scholarship $1,000

    Seanna is the daughter of Jared Patterson (Nebraska, '94)


    Lauren Bloch, Gettysburg College; Schwartz Daughter of Fratres Scholarship $2,250

    Lauren is the daughter of David Bloch (Maryland, ‘91)


    Sophie Pollack, University of Southern California; Schwartz Daughter of Fratres Scholarship $2,250

    Sophie is the daughter of Stefan Pollack (University of Southern California, ‘86)