A variety of scholarships are offered by the RTC. Submissions are reviewed and brother must meet certain criteria in order to be awarded scholarships.
NY THETA CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP FUND (CSF)
5% of the fair market value of the CSF’s assets is available to be distributed as scholarships each year. Scholarship criteria are set by the undergrads, and approved by the RTC. Scholarship award money is directly deposited into the RIT student accounts of the respective winners to ensure that all donations to the CSF remain tax-deductible. In any one academic semester, RTC will not award more than 50% of the available funds to distribute.
Minimum criteria for each scholarship are:
The winners must not be in financial debt to the chapter.
The winners must currently be in “Academic Good Standing” as defined by the chapter.
Three (3) scholarships awarded to the top 2 undergrads achieving the highest GPA per credit hour attempted in the previous semester.
Two (2) scholarships awarded to the top undergrad achieving the highest GPA in the previous quarter with respect to his cumulative GPA.
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE (PLEDGING)
One (1) scholarship awarded to the top new initiate achieving the highest GPA per credit hour attempted in the previous semester in his pledge class.
ROB PARADA LEADERSHIP FUND
This fund supports the leadership development initiatives of the chapter, including sponsoring deserving undergraduates to Phi Kappa Psi leadership development events (WWLS, GAC, NLI, etc.). While the minimum endowment target of $25,000 has been reached, the fund continues to grow to support larger/more number of annual scholarships.
ALUMNI SPONSORED SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships are sponsored by individual alumni of the New York Theta chapter of Phi Kappa Psi, and are typically not tax deductible. These scholarships are only available to active undergraduate members of the brotherhood.
“Above and Beyond Scholarship”
Brother Kumar sponsors chapter dues for one or more deserving brothers each semester that have demonstrated their dedication and ability to “go above and beyond” for the chapter.
Minimum requirement for this scholarship is to be on “academic good standing”, as defined by the chapter bylaws.
Adam D. Brody Hero's Award
The Adam Brody Hero's Award provides an annual scholarship to one RIT student. While the minimum endowment target of $25,000 has been reached, the fund continues to grow to support larger/more number of annual scholarships. The chapter receives and reviews the applications, and decides the recipients of each scholarship.
Eligible students must be enrolled as full-time students at RIT, and in good academic standing. Applicants must submit a 300-500 word essay demonstrating high moral caliber and the importance of personal sacrifice for the wellbeing of others.
Applications will be submitted to RIT’s Office of Greek Affairs and the current Phi Kappa Psi President for review and selection. Available funds may be used to support scholarships and the cost to create and maintain plaque to be displayed prominently in an appropriate location with the cumulative names of each year’s winner.
This scholarship is endowed with RIT. This scholarship fund has met its endowment target of $25,000. To donate to this fund, please send a message to the RTC board.
Brian Bauer Memorial Scholarship
The Brian Bauer Memorial Scholarship Fund will generate two scholarships annually. The first scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from Pittsburgh's Thomas Jefferson High School. This award will celebrate Brian's multitude of talents as both an Honor Roll Student and 4 Sport Athlete. The second scholarship will be awarded to an RIT student and member of Phi Kappa Psi, New York Theta.
This scholarship is endowed with the Phi Kappa Psi Foundation. This scholarship fund has met its endowment target of $25,000. To donate to this fund, please send a message to the RTC board.