2016 Alumni Board Scholarship Winners Accounced!

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

The True Gentleman Brotherhood Award:

2015 - Brother Justin Smith
2016 - Brother Johny Phonephanh 

The Minerva Scholarship Award:
2015 - Brother Kyle Montgomery
2016 - Brother Samir Koliq

The Lion's Leadership Awards:
2016 - Brother Mario McClain, Jr.


 
On behalf of the undergrads, The RI Alpha Alumni Board approved (3) scholarships to support our undergrad's and alumni's work.

URGENT:
Applications must be received by email to the Scholarship Committee Chair by October 31st each year to be considered.

Each 300-500 word application essay attachment must include the complete name of the applicant, a mailing address (to send the award), a telephone number, an email address, and the name of the scholarship award in order to be comsidered by the Scholarship Selection Committee.



Scholarship #1:
The Rhode Island-Alpha ΣAE Alumni Association
The True Gentleman Brotherhood Award

Focus:                                      Character
Awarded to:                           RI-Alpha Undergrads/post grads attending URI
Annual Amount:                    $1,500
Submission Deadline:          10/31/16        
Initial Award Date:                January, 2017



This True Gentleman Brotherhood Award may be awarded annually to any active undergraduate or post graduate members in good standing from Rhode Island Alpha and actively attending the University of Rhode Island. This scholarship is award to individuals who through their action, word and deed best exemplifies the characteristics and attributes of The True Gentleman and fraternal brotherhood.
 
Who may apply for the scholarship:

 
  • Undergraduate or post graduate RI-Alpha Sigma Alpha Epsilon Members who are actively attending the University of Rhode Island.   
 
Who May nominate applicants:

 
  • Applicants may be nominated (or nominate themselves) for this scholarship by any current RI-Alpha ΣAE Member or Alumni in good standing.
  • All nominations must attach a written statement of approval from the individual being nominated.
 
Application Process:

 
  • Applicants, or those nominating an applicant*, must write a 300 – 500 word essay describing their unique qualifications for this brotherhood award in relation to the True Gentleman as outlined below.  Essays must be received by stated deadline each year to be considered for that year’s award.  (In this way, awards reflect accomplishments of the previous academic year.)
  • All final applications must be e-mailed to the Chair of the Rhode Island-Alpha SAE Alumni Scholarship Committee (currently Bob Gilmore '82) at bobgilmore@hotmail.com in pdf format prior to the stated deadline to be considered. All applications must include full name, mailing address, phone and email address of the applicant.
     
 
THE TRUE GENTLEMAN
“The True Gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from good will and an acute sense of propriety, and whose self-control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor man conscious of his poverty, the obscure man of his obscurity, or any man of his inferiority or deformity; who is himself humbled if necessity compels him to humble another; who does not flatter wealth, cringe before power, or boast of his own possessions or achievements; who speaks with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy; whose deed follows his word; who thinks of the rights and feelings of others, rather than his own; and who appears well in any company, a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe”.   
- John Walter Wayland
 
Process to Award this Scholarship:
Qualified applicants may apply directly for this scholarship by submitting the required items prior to the deadline. All nominations and materials submitted will be reviewed by the Alumni Association Scholarship Committee members. The final selection will be determined by a majority vote of all active Rhode Island Alpha Alumni Board Members in good standing.  
 

Scholarship #2:
The Rhode Island-Alpha ΣAE Alumni Association
The Minerva Scholarship Award

Focus:                                      Scholarship
Awarded to:                           RI-Alpha Undergrads/post grads attending URI
Annual Amount:                    $1,500
Submission Deadline:          10/31/16
Initial Award Date:               January, 2017


This Minerva Scholarship may be awarded annually to any active undergraduate member(s) in good standing of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at the University of Rhode Island who has achieved or contributed to outstanding academic performance and academic integrity.  This includes having an exceptional grade point average, demonstrating significant improvement in grade point average over three consecutive semesters, or contributing positively to the overall academic performance of the active members of ΣAE at URI (e.g., tutoring and academic mentoring).

Who may apply for the scholarship:

 
  • Undergraduate or post graduate RI-Alpha Sigma Alpha Epsilon Members who are actively attending the University of Rhode Island.  
 
Who May nominate applicants:

 
  • Applicants may be nominated (or nominate themselves) for this scholarship by any current RI-Alpha ΣAE Member or Alumni in good standing.
  • All nominations must attach a written statement of approval from the individual being nominated.
 
Application Process:

 
  • Applicants, or those nominating an applicant*, must write a 300 – 500 word essay describing their unique qualifications for this scholarship award.  In addition, applicants must submit copies of transcripts to document their academic performance.  Essays and student transcripts must be received by stated deadline each year to be considered for that year’s scholarship award. 
 
  • All final applications must be e-mailed to the Chair of the Rhode Island-Alpha SAE Alumni Scholarship Committee (currently Bob Gilmore '82) at bobgilmore@hotmail.com in pdf format prior to the stated deadline to be considered. All applications must include full name, mailing address, phone and email address of the applicant.
     
 
 
Process to Award this Scholarship:
Qualified applicants may apply directly for this scholarship by submitting the required items prior to the deadline. All nominations and materials submitted will be reviewed by the Alumni Association Scholarship Committee members. The final selection will be determined by a majority vote of all active Rhode Island Alpha Alumni Board Members in good standing.   
 


Scholarship #3:
The Rhode Island-Alpha ΣAE Alumni Association
The Lion’s Leadership Award

Focus:                                      Leadership
Awarded to:                           RI-Alpha Undergrads/post grads attending URI
Annual Amount:                    $1,500
Submission Deadline:         10/31/16
Initial Award Date:               
January, 2017

The Lion’s Leadership Award may be awarded annually to any active undergraduate or post graduate member in good standing of Sigma Alpha Epsilon actively attending The University of Rhode Island who have held leadership positions within the Fraternity and have performed this role with distinction.
 
Who may apply for the scholarship:

 
  • Applicants are current RI-Alpha ΣAE  members in good standing. 
Application Process:
 
  • Applicants, or their nominees,  must write a 300 – 500 word essay describing their unique qualifications for this leadership award.  Essays must be received by stated deadline each year to be considered for that year’s award.  (In this way, awards reflect accomplishments of the previous academic year.)
   
  • All final applications must be e-mailed to the Chair of the Rhode Island-Alpha SAE Alumni Scholarship Committee (currently Bob Gilmore '82) at bobgilmore@hotmail.com in pdf format prior to the stated deadline to be considered. All applications must include full name, mailing address, phone and email address of the applicant.
     
 
Process to Award this Scholarship:
All nominations and materials submitted will be reviewed by the Alumni Association Scholarship Committee members. Final winner will be determined by a majority vote of all active Rhode Island Alpha Alumni Board Members in good standing.  


 


Scholarship #4: 
The Rhode Island-Alpha SAE Alumni Association 
 Chapter Eternal - Community Service Award


Awarded to:                           RI-Alpha Undergrads/post grads attending URI
Annual Amount:                    TBA
Submission Deadline:         10/31/16
Initial Award Date:               
January, 2017

The Chapter Eternal – Community Service Award in the amount of $TBA may be awarded annually to any active member(s) in good standing of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at the University of Rhode Island and/or individuals with an affiliation to Sigma Alpha Epsilon at the University of Rhode Island - - including, but not limited to, being an SAE Little Sister; being a pledge of SAE; or the child, stepchild, grandchild, niece or nephew of a RI-Alpha SAE Alumni Association member (in good standing for at least 5 years) attending URI that have made outstanding  contributions within the Chapter,  to the University, and/or to the greater community through their involvement with community service projects and activities.  

This award is dedicated to the memories of our deceased Brothers.


Process to award  this Scholarship:
All nominations and materials submitted will be reviewed by the Alumni Association Scholarship Committee members. Final winner will be determined by a majority vote of all active Rhode Island Alpha Alumni Board Members in good standing.  

 
Who may apply for the scholarship:
 
  • Applicants are current RI-Alpha ΣAE  members in good standing. 
Application Process:
 
  • Applicants, or their nominees,  must write a 300 – 500 word essay describing their unique qualifications for this leadership award.  Essays must be received by stated deadline each year to be considered for that year’s award.  (In this way, awards reflect accomplishments of the previous academic year.)
   
  • All final applications must be e-mailed to the Chair of the Rhode Island-Alpha SAE Alumni Scholarship Committee (currently Bob Gilmore '82) at bobgilmore@hotmail.com in pdf format prior to the stated deadline to be considered. All applications must include full name, mailing address, phone and email address of the applicant.