Scholarships

Alpha Iota Alumni and Friends are very interested in encouraging superior academic achievement.  To this end two scholarship funds have established and funded to provide annual scholarships to worthy students.

Alpha Iota Educational Foundation

The Alpha Iota Educational Foundation was created in 1991 by Bruce Pennemped AI ’70, and a few other alumni of Alpha Iota Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity.  It is a 501( c ) 3 private foundation whose purpose is to provide scholarships and grants to worthy students at Indiana University.  Since then, it has accepted tax-deductible contributions, which recently topped $180,000, to be used for scholarships and educational grants.  Our Chapter has remained in the top of all fraternities in overall GPA performance at IU since their return in 2006 and the scholarships provided by the Foundation have done much to encourage that performance.

The current Board of Directors is:

President: Jeff Townsend ‘79
Secretary: Doug Schenkel ‘90
Treasurer: Ken Daemicke ‘74
Director: Matt Coffman ‘85

The Foundations first grant provided for computer equipment for the Alpha Iota library, which allowed students to access Indiana University’s computer network, thereby enhancing their educational experience.  Since then it has provided $1,000 academic scholarships to worthy students and here is the list of scholarship winners:

2005 Neilson Clark
2006 Greg Cox
Robert Phillips
Ralph Sellers II
2007 Ray Vanlanot
Drew Grimm
2008 Greg Cox
Joseph Foltz
Davis Hasenour
Robert Rothkopf
Matt Strausburg
2009 Brendon Kelly
Yang Liu
Emerson Long
Daniel Scheldrup
Dustin Silverman
Brandon Simon
Lucas Supinski
2010 Ethan Goldwasser
Benjamin Lewis
Emerson Long
Christopher O'Keefe
Daniel Scheldrup
Daniel Schuster
Dustin Silverman

These scholarships are funded from in investment income on the principle balance of the donations the Foundation has received.  Our ability to increase the number of scholarships awarded each year is totally dependent on additional contributions from generous donors.  We encourage you to make an annual donation of $25, $50, or $100 and would ask that if you are considering a gift to the Foundation, please send a personal check made out to the Alpha Iota Educational Foundation to:

Mr. Jeff Townsend
Alpha Iota Educational Foundation
PO Box 20722
Indianapolis, In  46220

Another way to support the Foundation is to make a bequest while you are making your estate plans.  A Codicil can be included in your will providing for a planned gift to be made to the Foundation.  A suggested amount would be $10,000 or 10% of the value of your estate.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the Foundation, please contact Mr. Townsend at jtownsend@psrb.com or phone him at 317-637-0700..

Thank you for your consideration and we hope you will support our Foundation.

JANE & JOHN E. SCOTT SCHOLARSHIP  FUND

The Scott family established the Scott Scholarship in 1996 with a generous contribution to the Foundation Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity.  It is awarded for outstanding contributions to Alpha Iota by an undergraduate and for their academic excellence.  The scholarship awards are normally $1,000 and here is a list of the Scholarship recipients:

1990  Joe Valentino #1332

1991  William Maniscalco #1342

1992  Tom Vander Luitgaren #1356

1993  Rick Ulbrich #1411

1994  Mike Mizwicki #1459

2001  Joshua Payne #1742

2005  Ray Vanlanot #1854
     Daniel Hall #1849
     Matt Tetrick #1852
     Wes Drew #1845
     Steve Skowronski #1855

2006  Ray Vanlanot #1854
     Steve Skowronski #1855

2007  Davis Hasenour #1879

2008  Ray Vanlanot #1854

2009  Robert Rothkoph #1917

2010  Dustin Silverman #1964

If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to this fund, please send a check, made out to the Foundation Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity and note in the memo section “The Scott Fund”, and mail to:

Foundation Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity
3330 Founders Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268

If you have any questions or would like more information about this Fund, please contact Warren Hoffman by email at: nanandwarn@comcast.net or by phone at: 317-407-8049.

SHERWOOD AND JANET ROBERTS BLUE SCHOLARSHIPS

In 1953, while he was serving as National President, Sherwood Blue AI ‘26 established the Foundation Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity, which is our Fraternity’s national foundation.  Sherwood and his wife Janet left the majority of their estate to this Foundation, which established a significant endowment that provides individual scholarships annually that range from $1,000 to $5,000. Alpha Iota men compete with more than 5,000 Brothers from all of Theta Chi’s Chapters for these scholarships.  Here is a list of our Chapter Brothers who have been awarded these scholarships:

1976 Curtis R. Chapman #898

1982 Russell D. Kornblut #1069

1983 Russell D. Kornblut #1069

1985 Mathew J. Perry #1200

1990 Joseph F. Valentino #1332

1991 William A. Maniscalco #1342

1992 Tom Vander Luitgaren #1356

1994 Michael R. Mizwicki #1459

1997 Radley P. Balco #1562

2002 Eric M. Negangard #1743

2007 Robert Phillips #1893
     Ray Vanlanot #1854

2008  Greg Cox #1865
     Matthew Strausburg #1880
     Ray Vanlanot #1854

2009 Doug Donoghue #1923
     Brendon Kelly #1944
     Emerson Long #1950
     Dan Scheldrup #1959
     Dustin Silverman #1964
     Matthew Strausburg #1880
     Ray Vanlanot #1854

2010 Colby Clumeck #2009
     Doug Donoghue #1923
     Benjamin Lewis #1958
     Emerson Long #1950
     Cory Mofield #1945
     Christopher O'Keefe #1986
     Daniel Scheldrup #1959
     Dustin Silverman #1964
     Matthew Strausburg #1880 
     Lucas Supinski #1952 

The Foundation Chapter manages these scholarships and since this is supported by a private trust, contributions are not currently being accepted.

SLIVINSKE SCHOLARSHIPS

The Slivinske Scholarship Fund was established in 1989 and named for Brother Dale Slivinske, Gamma Sigma, Duke University 1968, past Executive Director of Theta Chi Fraternity, in honor of his service to the National Fraternity.  Until 2009, Theta Chi Fraternity undergraduates from all chapters competed annually for these scholarships, which were awarded to undergraduate members of Theta Chi Fraternity recognizing service to the Fraternity and academic achievement.  The members of Alpha Iota Chapter who have received these scholarships are:

1992 Tom Vander Luitgaren #1356

2002 Eric M. Negangard #1743

2002 Joshua N. Payne #1742

2006 Ray Vanlanot #1854

2007 Matt Strausburg #1880

In 2009, the purpose for which these scholarships were awarded was changed and the proceeds from this scholarship fund now support the leadership programs sponsored by the National Fraternity by offsetting the cost of undergraduates to attend.   These programs are the School of Fraternity Practices, Mid Year Leadership Challenges, and the Deranian Officers Conference.  This scholarship fund continues to be administered by the Foundation Chapter Board of Directors.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to this fund, please send a check, made out to the Foundation Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity and note in the memo section “The Slivinske Fund”, and mail to:
Foundation Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity
3330 Founders Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268

If you have any questions or would like more information about this Fund, please contact Vicki Wilson by email at: vicki@thetachi.org or by phone at: 317-824-1881.

 

 

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of Theta Chi Fraternity
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