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Jerry Fields

A Life-Changing Experience Jerry Fields (Texas State) came from humble beginnings. Growing up, his father worked in the oil fields as a laborer, which forced their family to move around often.

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Chapter Scholarship Account

Interested in starting a Chapter Scholarship Account for your chapter? Contact Us!

Chapter Scholarship Accounts are established by alumni for the benefit of a specific chapter. These Funds further the charitable, educational and other tax-exempt purposes of the Foundation by implementing scholarship programs for the benefit of initiates and candidates of the chapter.

As a 501(c)(3) public charity, the Sigma Nu Educational Foundation affords donors the ability to receive tax-deductions for contributions made to these funds. As contributions are received, they are "earmarked" and placed into an account in the chapter's name.

Establishing a Chapter Scholarship Account

Chapter Scholarship Accounts may be established with a minimum of $1,000, and within five (5) years, contributions to the Chapter Scholarship Account must equal at least $10,000. The first scholarship will be awarded in the fiscal year after contributions totaling $10,000 or more have been made to the Chapter Scholarship Account. The earnings on the Chapter Scholarship Account can be awarded annually to scholarship recipients.

The Foundation Staff will work with the donor to create the criteria for each scholarship. Scholarships are generally awarded based on merit and leadership and may help chapters attract and retain members.

Scholarship Guidelines and Distribution

The donor(s) and Foundation will develop the guidelines for the scholarship. As determined by these guidelines, a Scholarship Committee (usually comprised from alumni of the chapter) will recommend recipients to the Foundation. The Foundation will assist the Scholarship Committee in this process and verify that the Chapter Scholarship Account guidelines are followed.

As specified by the guidelines, a portion of the earnings over the $10,000 minimum may be distributed in the form of scholarships. It is recommended that a portion of these earnings be retained each year to increase the earning capability of the Chapter Scholarship Account. This conservative approach will help to ensure that even in bear markets the scholarship can be awarded.

Alumni are encouraged to contribute to existing funds rather than endowing a new scholarship for their chapter.

If you would like more information on Chapter Scholarship Accounts or would like to establish a Chapter Scholarship Accounts for your chapter, please Contact Us.

Chapter Scholarship Accounts

Unnamed Chapter Scholarship Funds

  • Eta (Mercer University) Scholarship Account
  • Mu (University of Georgia) Scholarship Account
  • Nu (University of Kansas) Scholarship Account
  • Sigma (Vanderbilt University) Scholarship Account
  • Phi (Louisiana State University) Scholarship Account
  • Psi (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) Scholarship Account
  • Beta Zeta (Purdue University) Scholarship Account
  • Beta Kappa (Kansas State University) Scholarship Account
  • Beta Mu (University of Iowa) Scholarship Account
  • Beta Xi (William Jewell College) Scholarship Account
  • Beta Phi (Tulane University) Scholarship Account
  • Beta Psi (University of California, Berkeley) Scholarship Account
  • Gamma Chi (University of Washington) Scholarship Account
  • Gamma Mu (University of Illinois) Scholarship Account
  • Delta Alpha (Case Western Reserve University) Scholarship Account
  • Delta Tau (Oregon State University) Scholarship Account
  • Delta Phi (University of Maryland) Scholarship Account
  • Epsilon Beta (Drury University) Scholarship Account
  • Epsilon Delta (University of Wyoming) Scholarship Account
  • Epsilon Epsilon (Oklahoma State University) Scholarship Account
  • Epsilon Theta (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Scholarship Account
  • Epsilon Zeta (University of Florida) Scholarship Account
  • Epsilon Omicron (University of Southern California) Scholarship Account
  • Epsilon Chi (Bowling Green State University) Scholarship Account
  • Zeta Gamma (Kent State University) Scholarship Account
  • Zeta Rho (University of Rhode Island) Scholarship Account
  • Zeta Upsilon (Arizona State University) Scholarship Account
  • Eta Alpha (Davidson College) Scholarship Account
  • Eta Gamma (Georgia State University) Scholarship Account
  • Eta Zeta (Louisiana Tech University) Scholarship Account
  • Eta Kappa (San Diego State University) Scholarship Account
  • Eta Tau (Texas State University at San Marcos) Scholarship Account
  • Theta Epsilon (Johns Hopkins University) Scholarship Account
  • Theta Eta (Northern Illinois University) Scholarship Account
  • Theta Theta (Eastern Kentucky University) Scholarship Account
  • Theta Kappa (Georgia Southern University) Scholarship Account
  • Theta Pi (State University of West Georgia) Scholarship Account
  • Theta Sigma (Southwest Missouri State University) Scholarship Account
  • Iota Nu (University of Southern Maine) Scholarship Account
  • Iota Pi (Southern College of Technology) Scholarship Account
  • Kappa Eta (University of California, Santa Barbara) Scholarship Account
  • Kappa Zeta (Villanova University) Scholarship Account
  • Kappa Theta (Jacksonville University) Scholarship Account
  • Kappa Lambda (University of Akron) Scholarship Account
  • Lambda Epsilon (Texas Christian University) Scholarship Account
  • Lambda Eta (University of Rochester) Scholarship Account
  • Lambda Iota (Southern Utah University) Scholarship Account
  • Lambda Upsilon (California State University at Fullerton) Scholarship Account
  • Mu Zeta (Rochester Institute of Technology) Scholarship Account
  • Mu Lambda (Southern Illinois University) Scholarship Account

Named Chapter Scholarship Funds

  • J. Paul and Alice R. Scheetz (Rho - University of Missouri, Columbia) Scholarship Fund
  • Beta Beta (DePauw University) Memorial Scholarship Account
  • Raymond C. Ewry Library (Beta Zeta - Purdue University) Scholarship Fund
  • Herman B Wells Hall of Fame (Beta Eta - Indiana University) Endowment Fund
  • Gamma Xi (University of Missouri at Rolla) Memorial Fund
  • Irvin K. Garrett (Epsilon Pi - UCLA) Memorial Fund
  • Michael L. Crow (Epsilon Rho - Michigan State University) Scholarship Fund
  • Robert J. Schonberg, Jr. Memorial (Theta Gamma - University of Southern Mississippi) Scholarship Fund
  • Eastern Kentucky University Colonel Award
  • Ronald R. Fisher Memorial (Kappa Lambda - University of Akron and Gamma Beta - Northwestern University) Scholarship Fund
  • Dr. James R. Wilson (Kappa Nu - Central Missouri State University) Scholarship Fund
  • Ian McCambridge Tupper Memorial (Mu Pi - Philadelphia University) Scholarship Fund

Unnamed Chapter Endowment Funds

  • Epsilon Nu (Miami University) LEAD Endowment Fund

Named Chapter Endowment Funds

  • Hawpe-Worrell Scholarship (Delta - University of South Carolina) Endowment Fund
  • Henry E. Harris Memorial Commander's Badge (Eta - Mercer University) Endowment Fund
  • John M. Roberts Memorial (Beta Gamma - Missouri Valley College) Endowment Fund
  • William D. Trahan Scholarship (Beta Omicron - University of the South) Endowment Fund
  • Arthur A. Barlow (Gamma Tau - University of Minnesota) Endowment Fund
  • George A. Bowman (Delta Alpha - Case Western Reserve University) Educational Fund
  • Roy L. Bovard Memorial (Delta Delta - Pennsylvania State University) Endowment Fund
  • William D. Barron Educational (Delta Nu - University of Maine) Endowment Fund
  • Arthur E. Davenport Memorial (Delta Nu - University of Maine) Endowment Fund
  • Nelson E. "Nemo" Smith Memorial (Delta Nu - University of Maine) Endowment Fund
  • Richard D. "Dick" Van Allen Scholarship (Delta Tau - Oregon State University) Endowment Fund
  • Harry W. Wilcott Educational (Zeta Eta - Tufts University) Endowment Fund