Scholarship FAQs

Who is eligible to apply?

All Initiated Brothers that are in good standing with the Fraternity, will be enrolled in an academic program next year, and have a 3.0 GPA or higher, then you are eligible to apply for an Educational Trust Scholarship.

Can International students apply?

Yes, as long as you are an Initiated Brother in good standing with the Fraternity, will be enrolled in an academic program next year, and have a 3.0 GPA or higher, then you are eligible to apply for an Educational Trust Scholarship.

Are there scholarships available for graduate students as well?

Yes, there are scholarships available for both undergraduate AND graduate students! View our list of scholarships.

How much will I receive in a scholarship award from the Educational Trust?

Most scholarship award amounts range from $1,000 to $5,000 and are for one academic year.

Is there a GPA requirement?

Yes. In order to be eligible for a scholarship from the Educational Trust, applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). 

Is an interview part of the application process?

Once the Scholarship Review Committee has reviewed all applications, top scoring applicants will be asked to participate in an interview. Interviews will last 15-20 minutes and are scheduled to take place on June 8, 2024.

Can I apply for a scholarship every year?

Absolutely! Just know that there is a lifetime award maximum of $10,000 in scholarships from the Educational Trust. This does not include money that is awarded directly from a Chapter Excellence Fund. 

When is the deadline to apply?

Scholarship applications are due the third Monday of April. Therefore, ALL application materials must be submitted by April 15, 2024 by 11:59 PM EASTERN.

Do I need to submit more than one application?

No! We have streamlined the process; therefore, you only need to submit one application. You will automatically be considered for all scholarships that you are eligible for.

Do I have to finish the application in one sitting?

No! The Smarter Select program allows you to work on a section at a time, save, close out, and then log back in when it is convenient for you. So, know that you may save and log in to work on your application as many times as needed to complete it. If you applied for a scholarship last year, your account may still be active and you can log back in.

What can I submit to verify my GPA?

You will need to submit a copy of your academic transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable). The submitted document should have a school logo/seal. Screenshots of courses or grades will not be accepted. Also, it is important to note that you must submit your FALL 2024 transcript.

Who reviews applications?

The Scholarship Review Committee is currently composed of twenty-six Alumni from Chapters across the country who have graduated between 1959-2022.

Who should I ask to write a recommendation?

A new update to the application this year is that applicants have the option of asking up to three individuals to submit a recommendation. For each section in the application, there is a short response prompt that can be sent directly to a recommender. Applicants may choose to send all three sections to the same person or choose multiple. We encourage you to think through who would be able to best speak about the information being requested in each section, and choose your recommender based on who knows you best in regards to that particular section.

How do I send a recommendation request to an individual?

You must send a request through the SmarterSelect application. Once you fill in your reference’s name and contact information, you can then click to send them the request. They will then be able to directly respond to the prompt within the application. NO letter needs (or can be) uploaded; all responses will be directly within the application. If there are any technical difficulties, feel free to reach out to

If I choose to send more than one request to the same recommender, will they know to complete multiple sections?

Every time you enter a recommender’s information and click to send them a request, they will receive an email notification. Therefore, if you ask the same individual to complete (for example) two sections, they will receive two separate emails. However, we do strongly encourage applicants to follow up with recommenders to ensure they realize there are multiple requests and to ensure they complete all sections.

How will I know when a recommender has submitted their recommendation?

You will receive an email notification every time there are changes to your application. Therefore, when a recommender submits their response, you’ll be notified. Additionally, when your application has been successfully submitted, you will also receive email confirmation.

Is a cover letter still required?

Nope! Applicants will be asked to answer 1-2 short response questions in each of the three main sections of the application. This allows you to better highlight your achievements, impact, as well as the lessons you’ve learned from your various experiences.

I don’t know whether or not I’ll be enrolled in classes in the fall—should I still apply for a scholarship?

Yes! We encourage all Brothers to submit a scholarship application. We completely understand that circumstances might change. Once scholarship decisions have been made, we will reach out to recipients. If your status as a student has changed since you applied, then the scholarship will need to be declined. You are welcome (and encouraged!) to apply again next spring.

If I will be in a Co-Op or an Internship next semester, can I still apply for a scholarship?

As long as you are enrolled and receiving credit for courses in the next academic year, then you are eligible to receive a scholarship. If you are chosen to be a recipient, you will be asked to provide a Proof of Enrollment form from your institution prior to receiving your scholarship check.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Please reach out to for any questions pertaining to the scholarship application. You are also welcome to call 404.231.1824 and ask to speak with Erin Andersen, Director of Marketing and Programs.