Academic scholarships for members are awarded through Delta Sigma Phi in two different ways. Members can apply for the McKee Scholarship, or other Foundation managed scholarships. Alumni Corporation Boards can also take advantage of Chapter Leadership Funds, which can be used to grant scholarships, purchase educational technology, create/build libraries, or send members to Convention and leadership and development training.

View the 2020 McKee Scholarship Recipients here


McKee Scholarships

Thanks to the contributions from the late Hensel McKee, Washington ’30, and his wife Jeanette McKee, the Delta Sigma Phi Foundation has awarded over $1,000,000 since 2009 to both undergraduate and graduate members. The McKee Scholarship Program provides scholarships based on leadership, service and academic achievement.

Do you know what it means to be a Better Man? We are in need of alumni to serve on the McKee scholarship selection committee this spring. What a great way to Pay the Debt! If you’d like to be considered, please complete this form.

McKee Scholarship Requirements

To be eligible, applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, be initiated members of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity in good standing, and be enrolled at a college or university during the academic term in which scholarships are awarded (Fall 2020). One letter of recommendation is also required.

The application opens February 17, 2020 and closes March 31, 2020. All components of the application must be completed and received by the deadline (March 31, 2020). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

McKee Better Man Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate or graduate Delta Sigs who have made significant contributions to their chapter, campus and community while maintaining high moral standards and excelling in living out values and the ritual.

Undergraduate Culture Scholarship
Awarded to brothers who excel academically, focus on career development and are able to speak on the lessons learned through their Delta Sigma Phi experience.

Undergraduate Harmony Scholarship
Awarded to brothers who are committed to supporting their campus and community both in leadership and philanthropy. These brothers are committed to Delta Sigma Phi membership support and accountability.

Undergraduate Friendship Scholarship
Awarded to brothers who are passionate about forming new connections within their chapters, alumni volunteers and living out the ritual with honesty, integrity and care.

Graduate Culture Scholarship
Awarded to brothers who are focused on career development and are able to speak on how Delta Sigma Phi experiences helped prepare them for graduate school.

Graduate Harmony Scholarships
Awarded to brothers who have continued their commitment to supporting their communities while remaining dedicated to the betterment of Delta Sigma Phi as alumni.

Graduate Friendship Scholarship
Awarded to brothers who have used Delta Sigma Phi to create and foster friendship and have continued to live out the ritual with honesty, integrity and care.

Nile Merit Based Scholarship
20, $1,000 scholarships given to undergraduate and graduate brothers. Academic standing, leadership and character are primary considerations for this scholarship.

Need Based Scholarship
Awarded to brothers who show proof of financial aid from their college or university. Academic standing, leadership and character are primary considerations for this award. If you are eligible for a need based scholarship, please submit an application through either the undergraduate or graduate link.

Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)
Awarded to brothers who have graduated from school more than two years ago, prior to application, and are returning to school part-time or attending career institute, vocation or technical school. Apply for the ACE scholarship through the graduate application.

Other Scholarships Offered

The following scholarships are also available to Delta Sigma Phi members, typically for undergraduate students at specific schools:

James O. Braeutigam Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate members of the Eta Chapter of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity at the University of Texas at Austin in good standing of the Eta Chapter, have completed at least 30 academic credit hours and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25.

Alice Ann Shelnutt Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate members of the Beta Beta chapter at the University of Missouri. The chapter may nominate one to three men annually. Applicants must be initiated members of the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity who have exhibited gentlemanly behavior in their conduct at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Applicants must be full-time students at MU with an overall cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better.

Larry L. Lundberg Fund
Income from the fund will be used for scholarships for 1-3 Delta Sigma Phi undergraduate members who have exhibited gentlemanly behavior in their conduct at San Jose State University. Applicants must be full-time students with an overall GPA of 2.75 or better and in good standing with both the Gamma Epsilon Chapter and the National Fraternity.

Ken Kramer Memorial Fund
Income from the fund will be used for scholarships for Delta Sigma Phi undergraduate members from chapters located in the state of Michigan to attend the Delta Sigma Phi Leadership Institute.

David Martin Memorial Fund
Income from the fund will be used for scholarships for Delta Sigma Phi undergraduate members from Western Carolina University to attend the Delta Sigma Phi Leadership Institute.

Russell Roebuck Memorial Scholarship
Scholarships for undergraduate members with a preference given to those in the state of North Carolina.

James McGinty Scholarship Fund
Undergraduate scholarships with a preference given to a student(s) from the Beta Kappa Chapter at the University of Alabama. If no one qualifies, preference is then given to undergraduate members at the Kappa Chapter at Auburn University.

Herb & Eleanor Sims and Jerrie Sims Scholarship Fund
Undergraduate scholarship for science or math focused member of the Beta Epsilon Chapter at Oregon State University who have at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA (out of 4.0). If no one qualifies, the scholarship could be available to any Delta Sig undergraduate.

Chris Northern Memorial Fund
Undergraduate scholarship available to any Delta Sig undergraduate who has at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA (out of 4.0) and has devoted a substantial amount of time and effort to help his chapter.

“This organization has invested in me in so many ways and I feel capable of entering life as the man I desire to be because of it. With the gift of the McKee Scholarship, I was able to enter my final semester with joy and excitement rather than worry. I am truly grateful for the generous contributions from the Delta Sigma Phi Foundation and pledge to perpetuate loyalty and generosity in my own life.” Zach Lewis, Missouri University of Science and Technology ‘16

Please contact Madison Denhart, Annual Giving Coordinator, at denhart@deltasig.org with any questions.