Phi Eta Sigma Scholarships
2004 Scholarship and Award Recipients
On campuses with an active chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, all freshmen who have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale at the end of any full-time curricular period are automatically eligible for membership, provided they have carried a normal academic load acceptable toward a bachelor's degree and rank in the upper 20 percent of their class.
Life-time membership is conferred upon induction, and maintaining the grade-point average is not required.
Although students will prefer to be inducted with their classmates, eligibility is not lost by missing an induction; one may be inducted at a future date.
The national membership fee of $15 (a local fee is also required to meet the chapter's needs) pays for an academic key or tie tac, membership certificate, and a copy of the national magazine, Forum of Phi Eta Sigma. The fee also pays a portion of the expenses for a chapter delegate to attend the national convention; and a portion goes to the Founders Fund, which provides approximately sixty-one $1,000 awards and twenty-seven $2,000 scholarships each year to members of Phi Eta Sigma for undergraduate study. Five $2,000 scholarships are also available for the first year of graduate study.
Statute Vll of the Constitution provides that all of the income from the Founders Scholarship Fund shall be used to grant one or more Distinguished Member Scholarships of $2,000 for the first year of full-time graduate or professional study, one or more Distinguished Member Scholarships of $2,000 for full-time undergraduate study, and one or more awards of $1,000 for full-time undergraduate study. Applicants must be members of Phi Eta Sigma; those applying for undergraduate scholarships or awards must be nominated by their chapters.
Any Phi Eta Sigma member may apply for a graduate scholarship.