Sigma Phi Epsilon Scholarship Summary

As a fraternity, we are lucky to have 6 Scholarship Funds organized through the University of Toledo Foundation. All of our funds were initiated by the efforts of dedicated brothers for various reasons over the years. As Alumni, these funds provide a way for us to give direct financial support to active brothers in their quest to learn, grow, and advance their lives through Sigma Phi Epsilon. It’s not just about the rising cost of education; these scholarships have a direct impact for many, giving leadership and brotherhood opportunities that may not otherwise be available. Since all of these funds are endowed, they will always be there to work for values of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Here is a summary of our Sig-Ep funds:

Sigma Phi Epsilon Ohio Iota Chapter / Balanced Man Scholarship (Fund # 1300144)
Established 1984, this is a general scholarship fund awarding actives based on involvement, academics, service, and financial need. It currently has a balance near $75,000. This is a great choice if one of the more targeted funds aren’t quite the right fit.

Dick and Kay Bensman Scholarship for Sigma Phi Epsilon (Fund # 1301894)
Established in 2011, this fund seeks to award Junior or Senior Sig-Eps with an above average grade point and a preference toward graduates from Toledo Pubic Schools. It currently has a balance over $30,000.  Application Form

Richard L. and Gail W. Springer Sigma Phi Epsilon Leadership Fund (Fund # 1301386)
Established in 2005, this fund promotes leadership training opportunities for Sig-Eps providing funding for various camps and academies. It currently has a balance over $26,000.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Margaret R. and John Mandula Jr. Challenge Fund (Fund # 1301204)
Established in 2003, this fund seeks to award Sig-Ep “Balanced Men” excelling academically and in campus and chapter involvement. This fund has been well supported by many, including the four Mandula brothers that many of you know. It now has a balance exceeding $123,000. Application Form

Sigma Phi Epsilon President Club Scholarship – In Memory of Robert Gates (Fund # 1302113)
Established in 2013 in memory of Robert Gates, this fund was seeded by Past Presidents of Sigma Phi Epsilon and Chi Beta Chi. In 1950, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity was chosen as the successor to the local Chi Beta Chi Fraternity. Robert Gates, then President of Chi Beta Chi, was instrumental in choosing a National Fraternity, called Sig Ep. Its purpose is to fund Scholarships for the Ohio Iota President and his Officers and to defer the cost of living in the Chapter House. Awards are made Semi-Annually based on need and application. It now has a balance of approximately $20,000. Powerpoint Presentation – A Tribute to Robert Gates

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