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 Chapter of Kappa Sigma Scholarships from the Kappa Sigma Educational Foundation of Arizona

Barnes

One $1,000 scholarship awarded each fall for achievement in the ritual; in memory of Ernest Barnes ‘15, a charter member of the Chapter and the model initiate at the 1915 Grand Conclave. Made possible by the generosity of Edward Finger ’97.

Barleycorn

One $2,500 scholarship awarded to an incoming freshmen (need not be a member) in honor of Corporal Kevin Barleycorn who lost his life in trying to protect our members. Students will have family members in the criminal justice and/or law enforcement fields.

Bobbe

One $1,000 scholarship awarded each semester for the highest GPA in the first semester following initiation; in memory of Henry Bobbe, Epsilon-Omicron Chapter at Butler University, and a former DGM.

Bologna

$5,000 in scholarships awarded each semester to members above the all men’s average for the prior semester while residing in the Chapter house.

Bononia Docet

One $2,700 renewable scholarship to pay for membership dues for a member with financial need who had a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrated leadership and/or a UA GPA of 2.75 or higher with demonstrated campus and/or chapter leadership. Preference given to a minority member. Sponsored by Tom Keating.

Cagalj

One $2,000 scholarship awarded each fall for outstanding Chapter or campus leadership; in memory of Mitchell J. (“Mike”) Cagalj II ‘58.

Elner

One $2,000 scholarship awarded each fall for chapter leadership and athletics; in memory of Stewart C. (“Tex”) Elner ‘60.

Fannin-Stofft

One $1,000 scholarship awarded each fall, for public service in memory of Paul J. Fannin ’26 & Fred R. Stofft, ‘26.

Gamma-Rho

Two $1,000 scholarships awarded each fall for achievement in campus or Chapter leadership, or public service.

HABBJACH/Dollars For Scholars

One $2,000 scholarship awarded in the fall for a member who attended a Tucson area high school, had a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher and/or a UA GPA of 3.0 or higher and has demonstrated leadership on campus and/or within the chapter.

Kappa Sigma High School Senior Leadership

Five to ten $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 

One $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, & David Stallings).

Larson

One $1,000 scholarship awarded each fall for outstanding service to the Chapter; in memory of Richard (“Bosco”) Larson, ‘65.

Lytle

One $1,500 scholarship awarded to a member who demonstrates financial need, maintaining a 2.7 or higher GPA, is involved on campus, is GMC level ritually proficient, and is recommended by the EC. Named after Chuck Lytle ’59.

Macia

One $1,000 scholarship awarded each fall for outstanding achievement in campus leadership, in memory of Col. James H. “Herb” Macia Jr. ’35 made possible by the generosity of Core 3 Technologies and brothers Chris Bergen ’03, Brandon Cohen ’03, Connor Abrari ’03, Deal Stimson ’03 and Michael Simonoff ’03.

Noble

One $1,000 scholarship awarded each fall in honor of Matt Noble ’84 for his service to Gamma-Rho. The scholarship winner will be chosen based on campus & chapter leadership, GPA, ritual proficiency level, as well as a short essay. Student must be a current or past EC member, Committee Chair or Assistant Chair.

Parents’ Club

One $1,000 scholarship awarded each semester for highest gpa during the preceding semester as a pledge; in honor of all Kappa Sigma parents.

Top Pledge

One $1,000 scholarship awarded each semester for achievement as a pledge during the semester; created by Brother John Michael (“Mike”) Layne ‘56

Whaley

One $3,000 scholarship awarded each semester for the achievement in brotherhood and fellowship; in memory of Matt Whaley ’94. This is an essay scholarship.

Wicart

One $1,000 scholarship awarded each semester for the highest GPA in the prior semester for an initiated member; in memory of Carlton B. Wicart ’23 and the first Rhodes Scholar from Gamma Rho.


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