SAM new initiates who achieve at least a 3.75/4.0 grade point average (or equivalent) for courses taken in the academic term during which they were candidates can apply to be named a Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation Guller Young Scholar. Guller Young Scholars will receive a certificate of recognition and a $500 award.
If the candidate has the required GPA, is a full-time student of a chapter in good standing and their host institution, and is a fully initiated member in good standing, they can apply for the award. Note: Must have taken a full load of courses (12+ hours).
The Guller Young Scholars Program is funded through the generosity of the Sidney & Bobette Guller Family Foundation, in memory of Past Supreme Prior and Foundation Director Sidney Guller, Washington University, '43.
Please complete the Guller Young Scholars Application if you are an initiated member of Sigma Alpha Mu who achieved a 3.75 or better during your candidate term. Note: Candidates who did not take 12+ credit hours during their candidate semester may submit qualifying grades/credits for the following semester.
As an additional incentive to support scholarship, the following awards of $1000 each were presented for the chapters with the most Guller Young Scholars during the academic year. These are based on chapter size: one for chapters with 40 or more fratres, and one for fewer than 40 fratres.
The 2017-18 Guller Young Scholar Awards for Chapter Excellence were awarded to:
- Sigma Sigma/UC-Berkeley (large)
- Tau/Alabama (small)
- Sigma Chi/Maryland for Special Outstanding New Chapter
The 2016-17 Guller Young Scholar Awards for Chapter Excellence were awarded to:
- Mu Theta/USC (large)
- Gamma Rho/UC-San Diego (small)
- Mu Chi/Michigan State for Special Outstanding New Chapter
The 2015-16 Awards for Young Scholar Excellence were awarded to:
- Sigma Pi/UCLA (small)
- Sigma Theta/University of Texas Austin (large)
- Epsilon Xi/Emory for Special Outstanding New Chapter with 16 Young Scholars
Past Chapters of Young Scholar Excellence:
Theta/Univ of Pennsylvania
Psi/Univ of Pittsburgh