National and Multi-Chapter Scholarships
The following four scholarships are administered by the Delta Tau Delta Educational Foundation. Please refer to the scholarship description below to determine whether or not you are eligible. All scholarship awards are subject to the availability of grantable funds.
Delts Helping Delts Relief Grant
Established in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Delts Helping Delts Relief Fund was created by the Delta Tau Delta Educational Foundation as a way to help undergraduate brothers who find themselves in extreme financial need created by extraordinary circumstances like natural disasters or other declared emergencies. If you, or a brother you know, are in extreme financial need due to an eligible crisis, we want you to know that Delt is on your side. You may be eligible for a Delts Helping Delts grant. These grants range from $250 - $1,000.
For questions please contact Dara J. Readus at the Central Office at Dara.Readus@Delts.org or 317.284.0203.
** Currently this fund is in need of financial support. To give to the Delts Helping Delts Relief Grant Fund gifts can be made HERE.
File Scholarship for Undergraduate Excellence
Named after Kenneth File, former President of the Educational Foundation. Established in 1996 to recognize individual efforts of excellence as well as superior academic achievement. The File Scholarship carries an academic award of $5,000. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2022.
Outstanding Kershner Scholar Award
The Delta Tau Delta Educational Foundation is pleased to continue the tradition of recognizing young Delts who have a strong commitment to academic excellence and lifelong learning. The Kershner Scholar program was created in the 1970s to encourage consistent academic achievement and improvement. It is named after Fred Kershner (Beta Zeta, Butler University, 1937) who is a past international president of Delta Tau Delta and the longest-serving director of academic affairs in the Fraternity's history.
Undergraduate Delts with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale are recognized as Kershner Scholars. Additionally, individuals meeting this criterion will be invited to apply for the Outstanding Kershner Scholar Award, a merit-based academic scholarship in the amount of $2,500.00.
Applications will be sent electronically, each January, to individuals who have achieved the Kershner Scholar designation in the previous academic year. A desirable candidate will demonstrate superior academic achievement, a dedication to helping others in the academic setting, and a commitment to a life of excellence.
For information on the Kershner Scholar reporting process, please click HERE.
Charles T. Boyd Scholarship
Established by the C.T. Boyd Family in memory of their husband and father, Charles T. Boyd (North Carolina, 1921). This annual scholarship, for up to $1,000 each, is presented to Delts with the highest sophomore year GPA in each active undergraduate chapter in the States of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
Cooper & O’Callaghan Scholarship
Established by former Fraternity consultants, the Cooper & O'Callaghan Scholarship is awarded annually to a former traveling consultant who is pursuing a master's degree. The amount of the scholarship award will depend upon the funds available within the endowment.
Bill Fraering Memorial Scholarship
Scholarships are awarded annually to qualified undergraduate members of Delt chapters in Louisiana. The amount of the scholarship award will depend upon the funds available within the endowment.
Scholarship awarded annually to a qualified junior or senior member of Beta Gamma Chapter at the University of Wisconsin. The amount of the scholarship award will depend upon the funds available within the endowment.
The Fischbach Medical Foundation Scholarship
Awarded annually, the Fischbach Medical Foundation Scholarship provides $1,000 to a qualified Delt in his third or fourth year of medical school.
Geological and Petroleum Engineering Scholarship
Scholarship awarded annually to a qualified student enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student in the geological and petroleum engineering fields. The amount of the scholarship award will depend upon the funds available within the endowment.
Military Delts Leader Development Fellowship
Established in 2019, this Fellowship is awarded to an outstanding undergraduate possessing leadership potential and with a personal history and/or stated desire to engage in fields of public service (e.g. military, government, police, fire, emergency medicine, Peace Corps, etc.). This award is granted to one individual in each division to encourage attendance at national programs.
Delt Pride Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduates who identify as gay, bisexual, transgender, or other non-binary identities. the Fund was established to demonstrate the inclusiveness and commitment within the Fraternity to creating a safe and supportive experience for all brothers.
Local Chapter Scholarships
The following scholarships are administered by local chapters of Delta Tau Delta. In most cases, you must be a member of the local chapter to be eligible. To apply, contact your chapter advisor to obtain an application.
Beta Beta Scholarship
Established by alumni members of Beta Beta Chapter at DePauw University. Seven scholarships granted annually to qualified undergraduate members of Beta Beta Chapter at DePauw University. These are based on academic achievement.
- George E. Neal Fund - established by Wade L. Neal (Purdue University, 1943) in memory of his father, George E. Neal (DePauw University, 1912). Annual scholarship in the amount of $500 granted to an academically qualified undergraduate member of Beta Beta Chapter who demonstrates need.
- Fred C. Tucker, Sr. Fund - established by Fred C. Tucker, Jr. (DePauw University, 1940) and Fred C. Tucker, III (DePauw University, 1969) in memory of their father and grandfather, Fred C. Tucker, Sr. (DePauw University, 1908). Annual scholarship in the amount of $500 granted to an academically qualified undergraduate member of Beta Beta Chapter who participates in campus athletics.
Ty Bridges Excellence In Leadership Award
Award made to qualified members of the Beta Delta Chapter at the University of Georgia. This is an award to recognize the leadership achievements of a Delta Tau Delta brother who, by his superior abilities, has proven work commitments to his chapter, to his Fraternity, to his community and to his university and has demonstrated the highest standards of excellence in leadership.
Dean William Tate Pledge Scholarship
Annual scholarship of up to $300 each to the top four initiates for the fall semester of Beta Delta Chapter at the University of Georgia.
Alan G. Emanuel Scholarship
Established by the Emanuel Family in memory of their son and brother Alan G. Emanuel (University of Nebraska, 1988). Annual scholarship of up to $1,000, depending on available income, to a qualified junior or senior undergraduate member of Beta Tau Chapter enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering College at the University of Nebraska.
Gamma Pi Chapter Scholarship
Scholarships are made to qualified undergraduate members of Gamma Pi Chapter at Iowa State University in various numbers and amounts each year.
Epsilon Chapter Scholarship
Four scholarships awarded annually to qualified undergraduate members of Epsilon Chapter at Albion College. Size of scholarship depends upon available income earned.
Thomas J. Barron Memorial Scholarship
Established in honor of the grantor’s father and mother, two educational scholarships known as the John and Maude Barron Scholarships, awarded each year to undergraduate active members of Delta Gamma Chapter of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and the University of South Dakota for study during the recipients junior or senior year.
Delta Alpha Scholarship
Three scholarships granted annually to qualified members of Delta Alpha Chapter at the University of Oklahoma.
- Elizabeth B. Hargon Memorial Scholarship in honor of Delta Alpha's housemother 1975-1983. Granted to a qualified member of the fall new member class of Delta Alpha Chapter.
- Mary Louise Blood Memorial Scholarship in honor of Delta Alpha's housemother 1988-1992. Granted to an academically qualified sophomore or junior member of Delta Alpha Chapter.
- Patrick Scott Carmichael Scholarship awarded annually to qualified Delta Alpha graduates pursuing postgraduate degrees.
Beta Alpha Delt Scholars
Granted each semester to qualified undergraduate members of Beta Alpha Chapter at Indiana University based on academic achievement.
John W. Galbreath Memorial Scholarship and Peter R. Peirce Memorial Scholarship
Granted annually to qualified undergraduate members of Beta Phi Chapter at The Ohio State University.
Gamma Sigma Scholarship
Presidential and Treasury awards granted annually to qualified members of Gamma Sigma Chapter at the University of Pittsburgh based on available income.
Eugene B. Hibbs Scholarship
Established by Eugene B. Hibbs (University of Kansas, 1933). Annual scholarships awarded to qualified students at Gamma Tau Chapter, University of Kansas, based on available income.
Gamma Xi Scholarship
Established by alumni members of Gamma Xi Chapter at the University of Cincinnati. Five named scholarships, six legacy awards and one memorial award granted annually to qualified members of Gamma Xi Chapter at the University of Cincinnati.
Theta Epsilon Scholarships
Up to five scholarships awarded annually to qualified members of Theta Epsilon Chapter at American University based on available income.
Delta Gamma Scholarships
Accreditation and Dean's List scholarships awarded each semester to qualified undergraduate members of Delta Gamma Chapter at the University of South Dakota based on available income.
John H. Venable Scholarship
The John H. Venable Scholarship fund was established in 2004 by J. Joseph Taylor (Oklahoma State University, 1952) in honor of John H. Venable (Oklahoma State University, 1951) former division vice president and active officer. Scholarship awarded to an undergraduate member of Delta Chi Chapter.
Ryan Pederson Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2008. Awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate member of Delta Epsilon Chapter at the University of Kentucky who demonstrates leadership, friendship and dependability in his involvement in chapter, campus and community activities.
Rhesa M. Norris Scholarship
Presented to an undergraduate member of Gamma Eta Chapter who demonstrates moral character and good standing as well as value to the advancement of the chapter and Fraternity.
Walter H. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Established by Earl B. Fowler, Jr. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1946) in honor of his pledge brother. Three scholarships awarded to undergraduate members of Gamma Psi Chapter for highest initiate GPA, highest pledge GPA and most improved GPA.
Byron N. Vermillion Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2002 by the alumni and housing corporation of the Epsilon Nu Chapter at Missouri S&T. Byron was a charter member who served as chapter advisor after graduation and always worked to better the chapter and the alumni experience. Byron passed away in 2000. The scholarship is awarded annually to two or three local chapter members who are in good standing and meet eligibility requirements. Information on the fund can be found here.