The Robert Sovchik Scholarship

Established in 2004 as a tribute to Robert J. Sovchik for his academic accomplishments and contributions to both the university community and Delta Upsilon Fraternity. Bob has given generously of his time, his experience and his resources to advance the mission and principles of the Fraternity. The Robert Sovchik Memorial Scholarship Fund provides merit-based scholarships to deserving Kent State undergraduate and graduate students who are members of Delta Upsilon.

UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP CRITERIA

  • Must be an active member in good standing with the Fraternity.
  • Must be a full-time student, in good standing, at Kent State University.
  • Must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or better (on a 4.0 scale). Official copy of transcripts must be provided.
  • Must submit at least three letters of recommendation (one from a faculty member. one from an undergraduate chapter officer, and one from a community leader or Delta Upsilon alumnus).
  • Must submit and essay of not more than 250 words.
  • Consideration will be given to academics/GPA, chapter service, campus activities and honors, community service, letters of recommendation, essay, and completeness and quality of the material submitted.

GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Must submit a Delta Upsilon Sovchik Scholarship Fund application.
  • Must be an initiated member in good standing with the Fraternity’s by laws.
  • Must be an enrolled, full-time graduate student at an accredited college of Kent State University for the academic year following receipt of the fellowship.
  • Must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or better as an undergraduate. Official copy of transcripts must be provided.

SUBMITTAL DEADLINES:

Applications will be made available by May 1. The deadline for applications is July 1, with selection to be made by August 1, with presentation of the award by September 1.

All application materials must be sent to DU-KSU Alumni Chapter Inc. c/o Doug Cassens, 7315 Ashburton Circle, North Canton, OH 44720. All materials must be postmarked by July 1

The CEA Scholarship

The scholarships provided by the Alumni Chapter are intended to cover the actual costs of being associated with the Undergraduate Chapter, such as pledge fees, initiation fees, and chapter dues. Although there is no limit to the number of scholarships that may be awarded, or the amount per scholarship usually covers a semester of dues. It could be more or less. The Committee will keep all information given confidential.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  • Must be a registered student, and in good standing with the University.
  • Brother must demonstrate a sincere interest in fulfilling the goals and traditions of Delta Upsilon and the Kent State Chapter.
  • Brother must demonstrate excellence in academic performance, leadership ability, and fraternal participation.
  • Brother must be economically deserving of the scholarship
  • Brother must have attained a minimum 2.6 cumulative grade point average.
  • The fully executed application must be submitted prior to the set deadline.

REVIEW PROCEDURES:

The Alumni Chapter Scholarship Awards Committee will review all applications submitted by any brother who meets all of the above criteria. Finalists may be asked to participate in an interview with the committee. The final selection(s) will be made four to five weeks after the set deadline; brothers will be notified as soon as the scholarships have been rewarded.

MISCELLANEOUS:

  • The Awards Committee will determine the dollar amount for each award.
  • Meeting the above criteria does not guarantee the student of receiving a scholarship
  • The Committee is not required to award any scholarships.
  • Awarded funds will be paid directly to the Undergraduate Member

SUBMITTAL DEADLINES:

The deadline for submittal of scholarship applications is SEPTEMBER 31st. for Fall Semester and February 28th for Spring Semester.

Email completed application to Erin Lehaney: erin@lehaney.com

Global Service Initiative (GSI) Scholarship

The GSI was developed to provide global awareness and cultural competencies in members. The service-immersion trip is a seven-day experience that engages brothers in direct, hands-on service. Each day includes reflection designed to help participants explore how they have been impacted and influenced by their experience.

There are two scholarships available for the GSI trips to Jamaica.

Two scholarships of $500 each are available for participants who are interested in attending either the May 2016 or June 2016 trips. The application deadline for applying varies each year, so please search “GSI” on deltau.org. You will also find the application there, if not in your emails from international.

Take advantage of these opportunities and plan to join your brothers on one of the GSI trips!

Questions, email Kaye Schendel, Director of Global Initiatives at: schendel@deltau.org

The Oak Circle Scholarships

The Oak Circle Scholarships were established in 2002 upon a recommendation from the Undergraduate Advisory Board (UGAB), which was subsequently submitted to and approved by the DUEF Trustees. The number of scholarships that will be awarded increases incrementally as the endowment increases. Donations to the Oak Circle largely come from the undergraduate members in support of the DUEF. The decision of the UGAB helps ensure that money raised by undergraduates is spent on undergraduates. Currently there are twelve (12) scholarships available each year.

Please note: All materials related to the scholarship application must be submitted and postmarked by March 1st of each calendar year. Extensions beyond the deadline will not be permitted.

APPLICATION & SELECTION

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application via the DUEF's online scholarship application process. Simply click "Apply Now" from any DUEF webpage, or click on the link below to begin the process.

Applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Selection Committee and final decision regarding the recipients of the awards shall be made no later than March 15th by this committee.

AWARDS

  • UIFI Registration expenses of $595.
  • Names as a recipient in the Delta Upsilon Quarterly.

QUESTIONS:

Please contact Mike McRee with any questions.
Mike can be reached by phone at 317-875-8900, ext. 212 or by e-mail: mcree@deltau.org

McQuaid Scholarship

The McQuaid Scholarship Fund was established in July 2000 through the generosity of the Delta Upsilon International Fraternity as well as many appreciative alumni and chapters. This scholarship is a tribute to James D. McQuaid, Chicago '60, for his service and contributions to Delta Upsilon over the past six years when he served as President of the International Fraternity and as an Advisor to the Chicago Chapter. Brother McQuaid has given generously of his time, his experience and his resources to advance the mission and principles of the Fraternity.Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation currently awards up to a total of ten (10) undergraduate and graduate scholarships of $1,000 each academic year.

Please note: Scholarship applications will be accepted beginning January 1st of a calendar year. All materials relating to the applications must be submitted by the following May 1st of the same year. Extensions beyond the deadline will not be permitted.

UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP CRITERIA

  • Must submit a McQuaid Scholarship/Fellowship application.
  • Must be an initiated member in good standing with the Fraternity as defined in the Fraternity's laws.
  • Must be an enrolled, full-time student in good standing at the college/university at which the chapter is in operation for the academic year following receipt of the scholarship.
  • Must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or better (on a 4.0 scale). Official copy of transcripts must be provided. Must submit at least three letters of recommendation (one from an alumnus, one from a faculty member, one from the undergraduate chapter president). Consideration will be given to men of merit with leadership involvement, extra curricular activities and community service.
  • Must submit a photo with the application for publication in the Delta Upsilon Quarterly if selected as a recipient.

GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Must submit a McQuaid Scholarship/Fellowship application
  • Must be an initiated member in good standing with the Fraternity as defined in the Fraternity's laws.
  • Must be an enrolled, full-time graduate student at an accredited college/university for the academic year following receipt of the fellowship.
  • Must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or better (on a 4.0 scale) as an undergraduate. Official copy of transcripts must be provided.
  • Must submit at least three letters of recommendation (one from an alumnus, one from a faculty member, one from a community leader).
  • Consideration will be given to leadership involvement, extra curricular activities and community service.
  • Must submit a photo with the application for publication in the Delta Upsilon Quarterly if selected as a recipient.

AWARDS

  • $1,000 scholarship awards.
  • Scholarship certificate.
  • Recipient's name is engraved on a permanent plaque on display in the International Headquarters.
  • Public recognition in the Delta Upsilon Quarterly following the Leadership Institute.

NOTIFICATION

The Scholarship Selection Committee shall notify each recipient prior to the annual Leadership Institute. The awards will be presented to each recipient each summer at the Leadership Institute. Questions: Please contact Mike McRee with any questions.

Mike can be reached by phone at 317-875-8900, ext. 212 or by e-mail: mcree@deltau.org

Leadership Institute

This Scholarship is in honor of Brother Nicholas T. Girogianni. This scholarship covers the cost of attendance to Leadership Institute.

As the annual Fraternity convention, the Leadership Institute serves as the highlight of the educational calendar. Each undergraduate chapter is asked to send a minimum of two members. Undergraduate and alumni members participate in the program which includes legislative meetings, province meetings, a Fraternity update and educational opportunities. The Leadership Institute provides an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of a brotherhood, which stands on a foundation of justice, while targeting educational content to meet the contemporary challenges of students and alumni. Educational breakout sessions are organized around several themes, including the history of Delta Upsilon, health and wellness, chapter operations, personal growth and career development.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Participate in the legislative process of the Fraternity.
  • Define fraternal brotherhood through relationships outside of their specific chapter.
  • Identify best practices for chapter operations.
  • Articulate the purpose and value of the Global Service Initiative.
  • Recognize the scale of their membership in an international organization.
  • Articulate a personal definition for the Mission and Principles of Delta Upsilon.
  • Articulate significant accomplishments in the Fraternity within the previous year.
  • Reflect on their personal connection to the Ritual of Delta Upsilon.
  • Identify key initiatives for the future of Delta Upsilon.

"This has been an eye opening experience that has left me wanting more. My blood bleeds old gold and sapphire blue, now more than ever. I look forward to hopefully being apart of next year's Leadership Institute."
-Max Purdy, San Diego'16

Delta Upsilon Dylon Scholarship

The Kent State Alumni Chapter of Delta Upsilon Fraternity invites you once again to participate in a very charitable cause, its annual Flash ‘N Duck Run. This event, so named to merge the KSU Golden Flashes with the Delta Upsilon International Fraternity (whose mascot is the duck), was started in the fall of 1999 and has since become an annual Homecoming tradition. The event will take place immediately before the Homecoming football game and will consist of DU-KSU Alumni Members running the official game ball from the well-known icon “The Rock” on front campus to Dix football stadium. Originally, the brothers collected donations before the event and all proceeds were donated to the chapter’s chosen philanthropy.

With the untimely passing of our advisor’s son, Dylan Fitzgerald Carlton, in the summer of 2002, the men of Delta Upsilon sought a way to give something back to their advisor, whom had given them so much. In the fall of that year, the chapter decided to build on the Flash ‘N Duck Run idea. The result has been the creation of the Delta Upsilon Dylan Fitzgerald Carlton Endowed Scholarship, a new endowed scholarship fund established in conjunction with the Kent State University Foundation. In addition to standing as a permanent memorial to Dylan, the new scholarship has already provided financial support to eligible KSU students. This year, DU-KSU Alumni members would like to raise as much money as possible for the fund, and have set an initial goal of $3,000. Realizing this is a lofty goal to obtain, with your generosity we believe it can and will be achieved. All gifts are tax deductible.

As in years past, t-shirts with the names of the donors on the back will be printed. Donation levels are as follows: Bronze level ($20-49), Silver $50-$99), Gold ($100), Platinum ($250+). The BRONZE donors will be listed in normal type. SILVER donors will be listed in large type at the top of the shirt back, and GOLD level donors will have the option of placing their company logo on the shirt. The PLATINUM level donors will, have their name placed on the sleeve of the shirt. We are asking for your support in any way possible. Once again, the Kent State Alumni Chapter of Delta Upsilon would like to thank you for your continued support of this great charity. If you would like to help us make this scholarship a reality, please contact Michael Cesa, DU-KSU Alumni, at (216)272-1207, or thomstu@sbcglobal.net. Checks, written out to the Kent State University Foundation DU.

Endowed Scholarship, should be mailed to:

Flash ‘N Duck Run
83 Hawthorne Ave
Akron, OH 44303

Thank you again for your support and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

This a chapter appointed scholarship.