Gamma-Rho Scholarship Program

Our goal is to see that you graduate and that you have all the resources you need along the way. Our programs are as follows:

  • Faculty Advisor – he is here to help guide our members through their 4-5 years here at UA. His focus is: meeting with members to set academic plans, helping members get tutoring support if needed, and counseling members about grad school and/or post-UA careers.
  • Educational Programs – all of members have the opportunity to attend these sessions: Managing Your Time, Setting Effective Goals, and Study Skills.
  • Scholarships – while our National Fraternity via its Endowment Fund offers nearly $200,000 per year to scholars-leaders, we also offer 10-15 $1,500 scholarships to incoming freshmen as well award an additional 24 scholarships totally $35,000 annually here at our chapter (we do not believe that any chapter at UA offers more).

 

Gamma-Rho Scholarship Program

The Gamma Rho Chapter Scholarship Program is administered by the Kappa Sigma Educational Foundation of Arizona with the support of the House Corporation. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) educational foundation and is supported by the donations it receives from alumni, parents, and friends of the Chapter, together with the investment income from several endowments. Since 1995, the Foundation has distributed more than $385,000 in educational grants and scholarships to the Chapter and its members. In addition, the University of Arizona Foundation manages an endowed fund created by alumni of the Chapter that also supports several scholarships awarded by the Foundation. The actual number of scholarships, and the amount of each, may vary from year to year depending on the amount of donations received by the Foundation and the investment return earned on the endowed funds.

Barnes Scholarship - named in memory of Ernest Barnes ’15, the model initiate at the 1915 Kappa Sigma Grand Conclave, is a $1,000 scholarship awarded in the fall to the initiated member who has demonstrated the highest achievement in learning and teaching the ritual of Kappa Sigma.

Barleycorn Scholarship - a $2,500 scholarship awarded to an incoming freshman (need not be a member) in honor of Corporal Kevin Barleycorn who lost his life in trying to protect our members. Applicants must have family members employed in the criminal justice or law enforcement fields.

Bobbe Scholarship - named in memory of Brother Henry Bobbe, a beloved former DGM who was deeply involved in securing the return of Gamma Rho to campus in 1980, is a $1,000 scholarship awarded in the fall and spring to the newly initiated member with the highest Grade Point Average among his pledge brothers in the first semester following their initiation.

Bononia Docet Scholarship - $2,000-$3,000 renewable scholarships to pay for membership dues for a member with financial need who have demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership, and service. Preference given to a first generation and/or minority member. Sponsors include Michael Honigstein ’91, Tom Keating ’62, Chuck Lytle ’59, Eric Manese ’87, and Carl Russell ’59.

Cagalj Scholarship - named in memory of Mike Cagalj ’58, is a $2,000 endowed scholarship awarded in the fall to the member who has distinguished himself academically and in his service to the Fraternity and in campus leadership.

Delta Phi Scholarship - is a $500 scholarship awarded in the fall and spring or summer to the pledge or initiated members that have shown achievement in their grades, campus or chapter leadership, or public service, and because of his financial condition is unable to afford the full costs of fraternity membership.

Elner Scholarship - named in memory of Tex Elner ’60, is a $2,000 endowed scholarship awarded in the fall to the member who has distinguished himself in chapter leadership and athletics.

Fannin-Stofft Scholarship - named in memory of Gov. Paul Fannin ‘26 and Fred Stofft ’26, is a $1,000 endowed scholarship awarded in the fall to the member who has demonstrated the highest achievement in public and charitable service while also maintaining high academic standards.

Four Pillar Scholarship - $2,000 scholarships for the fall and spring awarded to students living in the Chapter House who have met our Four Pillars of academics, fellowship, scholarship, and service. Number to be determined.

Gamma-Rho Scholarship - two $1,000 scholarships awarded in the fall to members who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in campus or Chapter leadership, or public service.

HABBJACH Scholarship - funded by a local Tucson charity is a $2,000 scholarship awarded to a member who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in campus or Chapter leadership.

Kappa Sigma High School Senior Leadership - $1,500 scholarships to high school seniors planning to attend the University of Arizona and interested in Greek Life. $750 awarded in the fall and remaining $750 awarded if a member of Kappa Sigma and have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA and demonstrated commitment to academics, leadership, and service.

Kappa Sigma Leadership - $2,500 scholarship awarded in the fall for a student in the Greek Community who has completed 24 units or more and demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership, and service. The scholarship is named in honor of four long-term serving volunteers (Taylor Heidenheim, Tom Keating, Pat Murphy, and David Stallings). Larson Scholarship, named in memory of Bosco Larson ’65, is a $1,000 endowed scholarship awarded in the fall to the member that best demonstrates a tireless commitment to the betterment of the Chapter, including through his participation in work and cleanup events.

Macia Scholarship - named in memory of Col. James Macia Jr. ’35, is a $1,000 scholarship awarded in the fall to the member who has demonstrated the highest achievement in campus leadership while also maintaining high academic standards. Noble Scholarship, named in honor of Matt Noble ’84, is a $1,000 endowed scholarship awarded in the fall to the member that best demonstrates a commitment to the betterment of the Chapter’s relationship with its alumni, and is excelling in their campus and/or chapter leadership, as well as service.

Parents’ Club Scholarship - named for and funded by Kappa Sigma parents, is a $1,000 scholarship awarded in the fall and spring to the member with the Highest Grade Point Average during the preceding semester as a pledge.

Parker Scholarship - $1,500 scholarship awarded in the fall or spring to a member who excels in their leadership and/or service to the fraternity and/or community.

Top Pledge Scholarship - a $1,000 scholarship endowed by Mike Layne ’56 and awarded in the fall and spring to the pledge who has demonstrated the highest achievement as a pledge during the current semester in both leadership and academics.

Whaley Scholarship - named in memory of Matt Whaley ’94, is a $3,000 scholarship endowed by the of his family, friends and brothers and is awarded in the fall to the brother who best demonstrates the meaning of brotherhood and fellowship in Kappa Sigma through his conduct and a personal essay submitted as part of the application.

Wicart Scholarship - named in memory of Carlton Wicart ’23, the first Rhodes Scholar from the Chapter, is a $1,000 scholarship awarded in the fall and spring to the initiated member with the highest grade point average from the prior semester.

 

Additionally, the Kappa Sigma Fraternity via the Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund, awards approximately $200,000 annually to members from our 300+ chapters. These awards range from $500 to $2,500.