Scholarship Success

  • Scholarship Success from 2016-17


    228 scholarships were awarded in the 2016-17 fiscal year:


    • 90 Guller Young Scholars totaling $45,000 were awarded to new initiates, representing 32 chapters. 
    • 138 endowed scholarships were distributed in 2016-17, the Foundation distributed $198,000 in endowed scholarships, including 12 scholarships to deserving graduate students.
    • 5 Alvin Cohn UIFI scholarships/grants were awarded to attend the NIC’s Undergraduate Inter-Fraternity Institute program to SAM student leaders at Nebraska, UC San Diego, Washington State, Stephen F Austin and Miami (Ohio).
    • The Hanno D. Mott USY and James Alexander NFTY Scholarships were awarded to deserving high school seniors with leadership in these groups.
    • Alumni groups have scholarships available to children and grandchildren: including the Larry Berman/Beta Delta (San Jose ST) Scholarship, the Nu (Univ at Buffalo) Legacy Scholarship, and the Ron Rapchik/Mu Phi Scholarship.
    • Special Memorial Scholarships include the Andy Dickson (Washington Univ StL) Scholarship, the Gary Gotlieb (Texas) Memorial Scholarship, the Jeff Levy (Texas) Memorial Scholarship, Alan Grushcow (Purdue) Memorial Scholarship, the Jonathan Schmidt (Delta Theta) and the Steven Dachinger (Michigan ST/Tulane) Memorial Scholarship.





    An old man, going a lone highway,

    came at the evening, cold and gray,

    to a chasm vast and deep and wide;

    the old man crossed in the twilight dim,

    the sullen stream had no fear for him;

    but he turned when safe on the other side

    and built a bridge to span the tide.

    "Old man," said a fellow pilgrim near,

    "You are wasting your strength with building here;

    your journey will end with the ending day,

    you never again will pass this way;

    you've crossed the chasm deep and wide;

    why build you this bridge at evening tide?"


    The builder lifted his old gray head,

    "Good friend, in the path I have come," he said,

    "there followeth after me today,

    a youth whose feet must pass this way;

    this chasm that has been naught to me

    to that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be;

    he, too, must cross in the twilight dim -

    good friend, I am building this bridge for him."



    Here is the 2015-16 Scholarship Report.


    In 2015 the Foundation distributed over $220,000 in scholarships. Here is the 2015 Scholarship Report.


    In 2014 the Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation distributed over $205,000 in scholarships, as detailed in the 2014 Scholarship Report.


    In 2013 the Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation's scholarship fund awarded $192,500 in scholarships to worthy students--a new record! In the 2013 Scholarship Report, a highlight is the Blumenfeld Humor Award for outstanding work of comedy. The 2013 recipient was Robert Wayne Jr. (Sigma Theta/Texas). Click here to see his submission.


    In 2012 the Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation's scholarship fund awarded more than 200 scholarships and awards totaling more than $170,000. Check out our 2012 Scholarship Report.


    In 2011 the Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation's scholarship fund awarded 176 scholarships and awards totaling $126,950.  Scholarships are funded by alumni and friends of Sigma Alpha Mu.  A listing of scholarship recipients is published in our 2011 Scholarship Report.