Between movies, TV shows, reality television and urban legend, you may think that you know everything there is to know about fraternities and sororities.
But there is life beyond the parties and service projects. Fraternities and sororities also give scholarships to brothers and sisters as a way of encouraging them to be high-achievers academically, socially, and professionally.
Scholarships for fraternity and sorority members are generally given out either by colleges, or by fraternity or sorority chapters.
Many fraternities and sororities that focus on a particular subject or major (like Business or Science) will grant scholarships to students pursuing a degree in that major. Mu Phi Epsilon specializes in offer aid to fraternity members who are interested in pursuing music. The Alpha Omega Epsilon sorority gives scholarships to members pursuing degrees in engineering or technical science, to encourage women to enter field in which they are historically underrepresented.
Many fraternity scholarships are high in value. The Pi Kappa Alpha Financial Management Scholarship recognizes outstanding leaders within the Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity with a $21,000 annual scholarship.
Sorority women can find scholarships for college through national organizations like the National Pan-Hellenic Conference Foundation. To qualify for these alumni scholarships, sorority members must be nominated by their respective chapters.
You don’t need to be a fraternity member, or even a college student, to qualify for a fraternity or sorority scholarship. The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity makes scholarship funding available to high school students through the Alpha Phi Alpha Educational Foundation. Through the foundation, the fraternity gives money to its chapters and encourages them to offer financial aid to students in their junior and senior years of high school.
To find out more about how you can qualify for a fraternity or sorority scholarship, please evaluate the scholarship profiles in this section. New awards are profiled all the time.
Alpha Omega Epsilon Scholarships (and Mu Phi Epsilon) >>>