Named Scholarships


Maria Arena Memorial Scholarship - Funded by the Delta Zeta (Stevens Institute of Technology) Housing Corporation this scholarship is restricted to women majoring in engineering and the sciences. It was the first Foundation scholarship to be endowed by a housing corporation, and was established in memory of Maria Arena, an alumna of the Delta Zeta Chapter at Stevens Institute of Technology. The scholarship is awarded to the most qualified applicant based on academic achievement in the area of engineering, as well as service to sorority, campus and community.

Helen Berkowitz Memorial Scholarship - Established by Rachel and Valerie Berkowitz in memory of their mother, Helen Berkowitz. This scholarship was created to ensure Helen's memory and love for education, the Fraternity, and her beloved Nu Chapter at the University of Pennsylvania where she served as chapter advisor for many years, would live on. It is awarded primarily on the basis of academic achievement and contribution to sorority and community activities.

Beta Alpha Nicole Schiffman Memorial Scholarship - Established by the Beta Alpha (University of Maryland) House Corporation and sisters wishing to honor the memory of collegian Nicole Schiffman, this scholarship is presented to a Beta Alpha member who demonstrates commitment to the Fraternity and its core values above and beyond the norm based on service to sorority, community, campus and Greek life.

Veachey R. Bloom Book Award - Established by Past Grand Archon Veachey R. Bloom, this award is presented to a Phi Sigma Sigma pursuing a degree in business or a related field with preference given to Human Resources majors. The award is based on service to the community and campus, service to sorority and Greek life.

Bertha S. Bodian Memorial Scholarship - Established by Carol Schwartz in loving memory of her mother, Bertha S. Bodian, who strongly believed in academics and in Phi Sigma Sigma. This scholarship is awarded to a sister who has shown exemplary service and leadership in Phi Sigma Sigma and on her campus. In addition, this woman must exhibit high academic achievement.

Field Consultant Scholarship - The scholarship was created by the Fraternity to provide educational funding for chapter consultants successfully completing one academic year of travel for Phi Sigma Sigma and who will be returning to school full time to pursue a post-graduate degree. The program is a one-time award, available only in the year following her year of service.

Michelle Stacey Friedman Memorial Scholarship - Established in memory of a Michelle, a founding sister of the Epsilon Theta Chapter at Montclair State (NJ), who had an unyielding love for her sorority, sisters and Greek life. The Michelle Stacey Friedman Scholarship was funded by her friends, sisters and family, and is presented to the sister who has shown exemplary service and leadership in Phi Sigma Sigma, on her campus, and in the community.

Nereyda Iniguez Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship was created by the sisters of the Theta Upsilon Chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma at the University of La Verne in order to celebrate their sister, Nereyda "Neddie" Iniguez's life. Neddie passed away at the age of 21 after a long bout with leukemia. Despite being diagnosed with this disease, Neddie's positive outlook, vibrant personality, and love of life was contagious. Collegians and graduates attending school full-time are eligible and the scholarship is awarded primarily on the basis of contribution to the sorority.

Jeanine Jacobs Goldberg Scholarship - When Past Grand Archon Jeanine Jacobs Goldberg retired from Supreme Council in 1985, Phi Sigma Sigma established this scholarship in honor of her outstanding service and never-ending dedication to the Fraternity. This scholarship is awarded to a sister who is pursuing a post-graduate degree, with preference to those pursuing a law degree, and who exhibits high academic achievement and unselfish dedicated service to Phi Sigma Sigma.

Mamie Klein Memorial Scholarship - Established in honor of the late Mamie Shulkin Klein, past Executive Secretary and Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation President. Through her dedication and active participation in the Fraternity, Mamie Klein exemplified the true Phi Sigma Sigma - a sister who gives of herself, to her chapter, and to the sorority. Collegians and graduates attending school full-time are eligible and the scholarship is awarded primarily on the basis of contribution to the sorority.

Arthur and Clarisse Markowitz Book Award - The Markowitz Book Award was originally established by Past Grand Archon Clarisse Harrison Markowitz in memory of her husband, Arthur Markowitz. In 1994, the award became the Arthur and Clarisse Markowitz Book Award to honor both Clarisse and Arthur Markowitz. All sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma attending, or who will be attending, an accredited law school in the fall are eligible for this scholarship, which is awarded largely on the basis of contribution to sorority and community.

Danielle Nguyen Memorial Scholarship - Danielle graduated with a degree in social work from Western Illinois University, and planned to work with abused women. To honor her, the sisters of Epsilon Psi established the scholarship to be awarded specifically to a Phi Sigma Sigma pursuing a career in social work. The scholarship is based on service to the community and campus, service to sorority and Greek life.

Past Grand Archons' Scholarship - Established upon Past Grand Archon's Judith Howard Distler's retirement from Supreme Council, this scholarship is awarded to juniors, seniors and post-graduate degree candidates and is based on continuing leadership and devotion to Phi Sigma Sigma. Recipients are recognized for exemplifying the ideals associated with our Past Grand Archons.

Erin Michelle Say Memorial Scholarship - The sisters of Delta Chi established this Foundation scholarship in memory of their sister, Erin Michelle Say, who was a communications major at Shippensburg University. The scholarship is awarded to a sister pursuing her educational goals based on academic excellence, as well as service to sorority, campus and community.

Allison Schmidt Memorial Scholarship - Allison Beth Schmidt served as archon of Delta Eta Chapter at the University of Delaware in 1991-92. The alumnae and collegians of Delta Eta endowed a Foundation scholarship in Allison's memory to ensure her legacy would carry on. This is awarded to a sister pursuing her educational goals based on service to sorority, campus and community.

Sunshine State Scholarship - Funded by the South Florida Alumnae Chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma, the scholarship supports a Phi Sigma Sigma attending school in the state of Florida. This is the first Foundation scholarship endowed by an alumnae chapter.

Laura Treanor  Memorial Scholarship - Established by sisters of the Kappa Chapter at George Washington University in loving memory of their sister, Laura Treanor, this scholarship is awarded based primarily on commitment to campus, sorority and academic achievement.  Kappa sisters who are collegians or who are attending graduate school full time are eligible for this scholarship.

Katie Vashon Memorial Scholarship - Established by the Zeta Zeta Chapter Quinnipiac University in loving memory of their sister Katie Vashon, this scholarship is awarded to a sister of the Zeta Zeta Chapter. Katie exemplified what it truly means to be a sister. She was a dedicated member of the chapter who worked hard to give back to the community. Katie also excelled in academics. Because Katie had great balance between dedication to the chapter, campus, and community, the recipient must show exemplary service in these areas.

Kristina Witten Memorial Scholarship - Kristina Witten was a loved alumnae member of the Epsilon Chi Chapter at Indiana University Southeast who passed away on July 5, 2010 as a result of Cystic Fibrosis.  She loved life and she showed it by getting out in the world and experiencing it.  Kristina's death brought great sadness to those who knew her.  For the sisters of the Kentuckiana Alumnae Chapter, and all who supported their efforts, establishing Kristina's scholarship helped turn that sadness into joy as Kristina's story teaches others not only about Cystic Fibrosis but about living every moment as if it were your last. Collegians and graduate students are eligible for this scholarship which is awarded on academic achievement and community service. 




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