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Scholarships and Programs

The Delta Chi Educational Foundation encourages all alumni to show their support for the Fraternity’s programs. Delta Chi needs financial support for its educational programming that makes an impact on our members and chapters. Your financial assistance will have a profound impact upon the success and stability of our undergraduate chapters. We thank you for your time and support. 

SCHOLARSHIPS

The Washburn Scholarship is awarded annually to the brothers who best exemplify what it means to be a Delta Chi. Community involvement, work responsibilities, Chapter involvement as well as current grades and financial situations are all considered in the evaluation process.

Scholarship:

There are two awards available, comprised of one $1,000.00 scholarship and one $500.00 scholarship made out to both the student and the university/college and a plaque to remember it by.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate student
  • Member in good standing with Delta Chi
  • Brother must be an “active” member of his Chapter

Application Procedure:

  • Submit online application by April 30th.

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The Duane and Mary Meyer Scholarship recognizes an undergraduate’s or graduate’s commitment and service to academics, community, and Fraternity.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Merit of academic achievement
  • Proven service to the Fraternity
  • Outstanding service to the community
  • Financial need

Application Procedure:

  • Submit copy of unofficial transcript
  • Write a letter not to exceed two pages detailing why you are deserving of the scholarship highlighting the four items listed above.
  • Submit online application by April 30th.

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This unique scholarship was endowed by an anonymous donor who generously gave to the Educational Foundation. This scholarships recognizes the superior accomplishments of a Delta Chi who successfully completed his undergraduate degree and went on to pursue further education.

Scholarship:

This scholarship is awarded annually. The recipient receives a certificate in recognition of this honor and a monetary reward.

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in a master’s degree program or higher
  • Must be a member of Delta Chi
  • Must be in the top 5% of their class
  • Must be enrolled in a graduate program in medicine, business, engineering or sciences
  • Must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.50 or better
  • Must have served as an elected officer of his undergraduate chapter
  • Must have been involved in other extracurricular activities as an undergraduate

Application Procedure:

  • Submit proof of graduate enrollment
  • Submit undergraduate transcripts
  • Provide a short statement as to why he should receive the scholarship
  • Must submit three letters of recommendation, no undergraduate references accepted
  • Include a head and shoulders photo
  • Submit online application by April 30th.

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The Delta Chi Educational Foundation is proud to announce that it is offering scholarships to attend this year’s Undergraduate InterFraternity Institute’s (UIFI) sessions. Registration and a small travel stipend will be provided.

UIFI (Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute) is a four-day, three-night, immersive leadership experience where fraternity/sorority students come together to challenge conventional wisdom, discover new solutions to critical problems, and accelerate progress in their fraternity/sorority communities. Participants will learn from each other in large and small groups with space for individual reflection and introspection. Our goal is for all participants to have a new perspective about their fraternity/sorority experience due to their time at UIFI.

Participants rated strong growth in a variety of areas, including: 

  • Personal leadership ability
  • Personal courage
  • Ability to develop a vision
  • Personal commitment to integrity as a leader
  • Appreciation for self
  • Personal commitment to leaving a legacy
  • Commitment to living my ritual
  • Appreciation for one’s own fraternity/sorority
  • Appreciation for Greek life 

Scholarship:

We provide a scholarship that covers the full registration cost and a travel stipend (up to $150). Any travel expenses incurred over $150.00 will be the attendee’s responsibility.

Scholarships are awarded to a specific individual (not a chapter or colony). If you cannot attend, a proxy will not be sent in your place, and you will be responsible for the registration costs. Please be mindful of your summer schedule when applying.

Application Procedure:

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  • A statement letter is required (one page or less) indicating your desire and how your attendance would benefit you and your chapter.
  • Submit your online application by March 1st!

For more information on the UIFI program visit the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values website.

The Borelli Family Leadership Award was established in 1982 by past “AA” (International President) and “AA” Emeritus, Raymond F. Borelli, Illinois 1958; and his son Mark R. Borelli, Illinois 1981. In honor of the memory of Pamela Anne Borelli, beloved daughter and sister, and Mrs. Patricia Ann Borelli, beloved wife and mother; the prestigious Borelli Family Leadership Award is bestowed upon those undergraduate Delta Chis who excelled academically and exercised unparalleled leadership traits within their chapters and campuses.

 

Scholarship:

This achievement may be awarded to a maximum of 25 men each year, and up to three of those may be named “with distinction.” Each Delta Chi selected shall receive a framed certificate in recognition of this honor, and brothers selected “with distinction” shall receive an additional monetary reward.

 

Eligibility: 

I. Academic Achievement: A candidate must have maintained a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

II. Chapter Involvement: A candidate must have held an elected (lettered) chapter office for a minimum of one year or held a combination of an elected office and an appointed position on the chapter’s Executive Board for a minimum of two years.

III. Campus Involvement: A candidate must have held one or more of the following:

  • One of the top three leadership positions in a campus organization such as student government, or Interfaternity council
  • Editor of the campus newspaper or yearbook
  • Captain of a varsity intercollegiate sports team or received All Conference or All American honors on an intercollegiate sports team
  • The main student leader of a major campus auxiliary organization such as the cheer leading squad or marching band
  • President or equivalent position in at least two specialized organizations such as Mortar Board or Order of Omega
 

Application Procedure: 

  • GPA verification must accompany the application
  • Campus activities verification
  • Letters of recommendation
  • All applicants must submit a “head & shoulders” photo, suitable for publication with application
  • Submit online application by April 30th.

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The 1890 Society Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship awarded annually each fall to freshmen and sophomore brothers who have contributed to their chapter, community, and university while maintaining a good standing with their chapter. This scholarship is funded by the DCEF and the contributions of undergraduate members who joined the 1890 Society.

Scholarship:

A minimum of $500 will be offered to one or multiple applicants.

Eligibility:

  • You must be a freshman or sophomore
  • You must be an active member
    You must have a cumulative college grade point average of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
  • You must be enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours) and provide an unofficial transcript
  • You must provide a personal statement of at least 250 words and not exceeding one page detailing why you are a desirable candidate for this scholarship. Please also include how you instill Delta Chi’s values into your life and an explanation of your contributions to your chapter, community, and university.

Application Procedure:

  • The application for this scholarship opens on October 1st. Submit online application by November 19th.

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The Former First Lady Jo Lynn Mancuso Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to Delta Chi undergraduates with a financial need and who are part of a single-parent household. The Former First Lady Jo Lynn Mancuso Memorial Scholarship is named in memory of Jo Lynn Mancuso, beloved wife of Former “AA” Chuck Mancuso and supporter of Delta Chi and its impact on undergraduates. This scholarship is made possible by the generous support of the Mancuso family. 

Eligibility:

  • Must be an active Delta Chi member
  • Must be an undergraduate
  • Must be in good standing with the chapter
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Must be a part of a single-parent household
  • Must be employed – this can be verified by a short message from your employer. Please do not provide sensitive information such as a pay stub.
  • Must demonstrate financial need. Financial need is calculated by subtracting the expected family contribution (EFC) from the cost of attendance (COA).
  • Must provide a description of your community involvement that is independent of Delta Chi.
  • Must provide a description of your student organization involvement that is independent of Delta Chi.

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This scholarship is intended to help Delta Chi undergraduate members with a financial need located in Region II.

Eligibility:

  • Must be in good standing with the chapter
  • Must be an active member
  • Must be an undergraduate
  • Must demonstrate financial need. Financial need is calculated by subtracting the expected family contribution (EFC) from the cost of attendance (COA).

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The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize outstanding Delta Chi brothers in Region VIII. It will be awarded twice annually in May and December.

Eligibility:

  • Must be in good standing
  • Must provide an endorsement by the ABT President and / or “BB”
  • Must provide an essay demonstrating why you are deserving of the scholarship

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PROGRAM SUPPORT

Raymond D. Galbreth supported Delta Chi for more than thirty years as a volunteer and as the Fraternity’s longest-serving full-time Executive Director. His passion was to empower our members to become better professional and societal leaders.  The success of Delta Chi depends on the knowledge and commitment of its leaders as well as their adherence to the fundamental values of our Fraternity.

In recognition of Raymond D. Galbreth’s vision, his friends and colleagues established an endowment fund at The Delta Chi Educational Foundation in 2012 to increase the capacity of existing leadership development programs and to support future initiatives.

The purpose of the Account is to provide for financial assistance to the Delta Chi Fraternity to support the educational purposes of the Fraternity’s programs.  Examples include, but are not limited to, the Leadership Consultant program, “A”s’ Academy, Emerging Leaders Academy, Undergraduate Inter-Fraternity Institute (UIFI), and other educational programs of the Fraternity.

The Delta Chi Fraternity may apply to the Delta Chi Educational Foundation for grants subject to the approval of the Board of Directors of the Foundation.

Those interested in making a donation to support the Raymond D. Galbreth Leadership Fund, use the link below. (Please indicate that your gift is for this Fund within the “donor designation section”) or by mailing a check to: The Delta Chi Educational Foundation, 3845 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN  46208 (in memo section of check please indicate that your contribution is for this Fund). 

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The Delta Chi Educational Foundation is charged to assist in the acquisition of a sound education and we believe that success in the fraternity first begins with success in the classroom. One of the ways we accomplish this is through the use of the Foundation’s endowed Chapter Scholarship Accounts.

CSA GOALS

CSA’s are tax-deductible programs created for the betterment of educational benefits to the chapters and colonies, such as academic scholarships and leadership training. The main goals of a CSA are promoting incentives to improve academics and assist student members to increase their leadership skills. Each chapter’s CSA can be unique in the way it assists in benefiting its members. Through the alumni Board of Trustees, each chapter can customize a program base on the needs of the individual

TYPES OF SUPPORT

Several existing chapters support their undergraduate students with financial incentives for obtaining good grades each semester, help keep chapter houses full. Many of the programs combine the two elements into an effective system that promotes academics, teaches effective techniques in chapter management, and helps develop personal leadership skills.

SPECIFIC MOTIVATIONAL AWARDS

While a general program is highly effective, some alumni also request a program that addresses a specific motivational award. For example, the Foundation created the Ray D. Galbreth Leadership Fund to support the educational components of the Fraternity. We encourage any alumnus who desires to establish an account for a different criteria or award to contact the Foundation. Just imagine the longevity and strength a chapter can have and more importantly, what it can accomplish when it incorporates both elements of quality academics and skilled leadership. Make having an effective CSA a priority with your chapter.

WHAT CAN A CSA DO?

  • CSA’s can provide monetary awards and recognition for academic achievement.
  • They can provide grants to cover the educational portion of travel and accommodation expenses incurred when attending approved programs.
  • They can provide scholarships to members as approved by the ABT and DCEF.
  • They can provide an opportunity to award graduate students educational grants.
  • They can consider other awards, scholarships, and grants.

Examples of Academic Based Scholarships include:

  • Most improved GPA
  • Top 5 members with highest GPA’s living in the Chapter House
  • All members with a GPA of 3.0 or better

Examples of Leadership training (may include registration and travel)

  • Over the years the IRS has modified and adopted different rules regarding the educational percentage of many of the normal routine fraternal programs.  It is in your best interest to have our attorney advise you before you commit funds for any program or leadership seminar.   Some programs may be ruled 100% educational and therefore a scholarship could cover 100% of the associated costs, while others will only have a percentage of the costs available.

All programs and seminars must be approved by our attorney for the properly approved educational percentage before any scholarship can be given out.

Alumni Chapters and or associations, and even Regions have the ability to create a CSA. Several chapters and colonies use their CSAs to their fullest. Each chapter’s ABT or Housing Corporation can use its CSA differently.

 

A tax-favored “bricks and mortar” program approved by the IRS to benefit fraternity housing. A convenient way to collect tax deductible contributions to offset building and maintenance expenses associated with the educational areas of a fraternity house. All costs associated with the “educational component”of the building can qualify for grants. 

ECHI Accounts are beneficial to chapters in various stages of of building.

Chapters and colonies can utilize an ECHI account for the construction of a house’s educational areas. The account can also be used for several types of renovation projects.

  • Chapters with a house that have no plans to remodel or renovate can utilize an ECHI account to set aside funds for the future needs.
  • Chapters can utilize this program to reduce their mortgage balance faster with tax-deductible donations.
  • Chapters and colonies who need an educational library, computer room or to remodel bedroom space for studying will find this account most beneficial.
  • Chapters needing to upgrade or install fire safety systems and /or internet wiring can utilize an ECHI account.

Typical Costs Reimbursed via ECHI Housing Account Grants:

Study rooms, libraries, computer rooms, drafting and educational work rooms, leadership training rooms, and educational storage rooms in the fraternity house, as well as a  percentage of the design and construction costs for those areas.

ECHI Agreement:

Please contact the Delta Chi Educational Foundation office to learn more about establishing an ECHI account.

These include bequests, estate planning, gifts, and wills.

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS:

Please consult an attorney, tax professional or investment professional. The information on this site is not intended as legal, tax or investment advice. The information expressed above is general in nature and it’s applicability will vary based upon individual circumstances.

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