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Scholarships & Grants

Academic Scholarships

Applications accepted December 1 – February 1

Sigma Kappa Foundation is pleased to offer scholarships for academic expenses to both undergraduate and graduate students.  More than 60 scholarships are provided by the Foundation to encourage and support the scholastic development of our collegiate and alumnae sisters. Since 1989, Sigma Kappa members have been awarded nearly $900,000 in scholarships.  These scholarships are made possible by our generous donors. 

Eligibility

  • Sigma Kappa members, both collegiate and alumnae, in good standing with the organization

  • Member is pursuing undergraduate or graduate degree

  • In addition to general eligibility guidelines, many scholarships are designated with specific qualification criteria.  For further details, please see our Scholarship List and FAQ.

2017-18 Scholarship List

Scholarship FAQ

 

Leadership Scholarships

Applications accepted January 1 – March  1

Sigma Kappa Foundation offers scholarships for Sigma Kappa members to attend UIFI and AFLV LeaderShape Institute. While attending UIFI and LeaderShape conferences, participants can enhance their leadership potential, foster personal growth and gain skills to positively impact their chapters and fraternity/sorority communities. These scholarships are made possible by collegiate membership in the 1874 Giving Circle.

Eligibility:

  • Sigma Kappa members in good standing with the organization
  • Leaders and future leaders within the chapter and fraternity/sorority communities.

 

Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute

UIFI is a five day institute that brings together fraternity men and sorority women from across North America to create opportunities to explore, define, and enhance their leadership skills, personal awareness, commitment to their fraternity or sorority, and grow to expect values based action from themselves and those they lead. 

At UIFI, you will be given the skills to improve your own leadership abilities and positively affect your chapter, council, and community. Click here for more information about UIFI.

 

AFLV LeaderShape Institute

The Institute is a program provided in partnership LeaderShape and Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values (AFLV). This program challenges participants to lead with integrity while working toward a vision grounded in their deepest values. Participants explore not only what they want to do, but who they want to be.  AFLV sessions of the Institute will bring together fraternity/sorority leaders from across North America to explore important personal and community-focused experiences through the lens of shared fraternal values.  Click here for more information about AFLV LeaderShape Institute.

 

Grants

Open application all year round

Alumnae Heart Fund

Click here to submit an Alumnae Heart Fund Grant Request

This charitable program is designed to provide assistance to alumnae who find themselves facing financial distress, emergency or crisis through aging, medical, natural disaster, or other severe personal or family problems.

During convention 2012, the Sigma Kappa Foundation announced that thanks to a recent bequest, the endowment requirement for the Alumnae Heart Fund has been met and emergency grants may now be awarded.

 

Sister to Sister Disaster Recovery Fund

Apply for a Sister to Sister Disaster Recovery Grant

The Sister to Sister Disaster Recovery Fund assists alumnae and collegiate members of Sigma Kappa who find themselves in financial distress due to the occurrence of a U.S. presidentially-declared major disaster or emergency. Grant applications for the Sister to Sister Disaster Recovery Fund can be accepted for up to six months following the U.S. presidential-declaration. This grant is funded by member donations and contributions are accepted at any time.

In response to the back-to-back hurricanes that ravaged the Gulf Coast in late summer 2005, the Sigma Kappa Foundation established the Sister to Sister Disaster Recovery Fund. The fund provided a means for helping hurricane victims as well as setting a framework through which to assist future disaster victims.  

 

1874 Giving Circle Grant

Application by invitation only

Sigma Kappa Chapters that reach 40% membership in the 1874 Giving Circle during the calendar year are eligible to apply for grants to implement educational or charitable projects that will benefit their chapter, campus and community.

Projects must be philanthropic, service-oriented or educational in nature, and must meet IRS requirements; they should aim to put the mission of the Sigma Kappa Foundation to work within the chapter, campus or local community.

 

1874 Giving Circle Grant Timeline

February 10 – chapters notified of grant eligibility

February 15 – grant application opens with link sent to eligible chapters

March 15 – grant applications due

March 30 – grant applicant finalists announced

April 1 – grant voting opens – voting information sent to 1874 members (previous calendar year)

April 15 – voting ends

May 1 – grant winners announced

August/September – funds dispersed

Fall semester – chapters execute grant projects

December 15 – final grant project report due