Education is empowerment.
The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation is committed to sustaining our founders’ legacy by promoting our members as leaders, scholars, and innovators. To encourage the success and accessibility of education for our sisters, the Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation provides merit and need-based scholarships to undergraduate and graduate members of Delta Phi Epsilon.
Undergraduate Eligibility Requirements
Initiated undergraduate members of Delta Phi Epsilon are eligible to apply for the 2023 - 2024 academic year scholarships if they meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Selection is based on scholastic excellence, participation and leadership roles in the chapter, on-campus, and community activities. Which aligns with the Founding Principles of the Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority.
- Applicants must be initiated members of the Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority in good standing academically and financially.
- Applicants must be initiated by December 31, 2023.
- Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of B (the equivalent of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or higher).
- Scholarship recipients are expected to remain a member in good standing of their collegiate chapter for the duration of their scholarship.
- Applicants must be enrolled as full-time undergraduate students, as outlined by the institution the recipient is attending, during the year that the scholarship is awarded.
- Fifth-Year Member: A scholarship applicant who may graduate before the end of the school year of the scholarship term may be considered for a scholarship.
Graduate Eligibility Requirements
Initiated graduate members of Delta Phi Epsilon are eligible to apply for the 2023 - 2024 academic year scholarships if they meet the following eligibility requirements:
Delta Phi Epsilon Eligibility Requirements:
- Selection is based on scholastic excellence, participation and leadership roles in the chapter,on campus, and community activities. Which aligns with the Founding Principles of the Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority.
- Applicants must be initiated members of the Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority in good standing academically, financially, and may not have any standards board violations.
- Applicants must have been initiated by December 31, 2023.
- Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of B (the equivalent of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or higher).
- A scholarship applicant who may graduate before the end of the school year of the scholarship term may be considered for a scholarship.
The Dr. Toby Tamarkin Scholarship
Dr. Toby Tamarkin of the Sigma Chapter at The Ohio State University worked her way through college. Her focused dedication to her education while having to work a job is a testament to her fortitude. Her drive created a successful 33-year career as a teacher, professor and administrator, touching the lives of hundreds of students. She also was a leader in language education at the local, state, regional and national level. First granted in 2017, the Dr. Toby Tamarkin Scholarship is awarded to the recipient who demonstrates this drive.
Eligibility Requirements: Open to undergraduate applicants studying for a career in education and must have a job to help them attain their goal.
The Madeleine Claire McNulty Scholarship
The Madeleine Claire McNulty Scholarship Fund was created in 2017. This scholarship honors Madeleine's life and her family's commitment to Delta Phi Epsilon through her mother, Past International President from 1999 to 2004, Dawn Barta McNulty, Phi Sigma Chapter at Northern Illinois University.
Born in 2000 in Paris, France, Madeleine was well-traveled, adventurous and fun-loving. An avid dancer and gold-medal winning Special Olympics athlete, Madeleine's kind, generous spirit spread love to whoever crossed her path. She had a way of lighting up a room with her positivity despite a lifetime of challenges.
As an infant, Madeleine was diagnosed with an uncontrollable seizure disorder. The McNulty family worked tirelessly to allow Madeleine to live life to the fullest and cultivated an attitude of gratitude despite her life’s challenges. Dawn attributes her own ability to be an educated, resourceful advocate for her daughter to the foundation of leadership and professional skills she gained through her sisterhood experience in Delta Phi Epsilon.
On February 24, 2017, at the age of 16, Madeleine lost her battle with epilepsy. This scholarship will be awarded to a DPhiE sister in good standing who has overcome a significant medical, personal, or family difficulty and who can demonstrate through her essay how her membership in Delta Phi Epsilon has directly attributed to her ability to rise above the challenge faced. Emphasis should be placed on leadership experiences and skills gained, but the whole sisterhood experience will be taken into account.
Eligibility requirement: Open to undergraduate and graduate scholars who are Delta Phi Epsilon initiated members in good standing and will be enrolled as full-time students will be eligible to apply for scholarships to be used in the following fiscal year.
The Arleen Kruger Honick Scholarship
Arleen Kruger Honick is one of our sisterhood’s most prolific leaders, volunteers and supporters. Adding to her years of dedication to Delta Phi Epsilon, Arleen’s commitment has reached even greater heights recently with the Arleen Kruger Honick Scholarship named in her honor. This scholarship, which began in 2018, honors Arleen for her dedication to DPhiE through volunteering and serving as past international president.
Eligibility requirement: Open to undergraduate members of the Psi Chapter at the University of Georgia, Honick’s home chapter.
The Dream Girl ScholarshipThis scholarship, established and endowed by the members and alumni of the Alpha Gamma chapter at Florida International University(FIU) in partnership with the Foundation, honors the legacy, kindness and fighting spirit of Jenny Cordero, a sister who lost her battle with thymus cancer in 2017.
Eligibility requirements: Open to undergraduate members of the Alpha Gamma chapter who demonstrate the qualities of persistence, academic achievement, and financial need.
Inclusive Scholarship Review Process
When evaluating student applications for scholarships, maintaining an equitable reviewing process is essential for ensuring scholarship winners are fairly selected. It involves identifying and addressing potential biases at every step.
What is unconscious or implicit bias?
Judgment and/or behavior – subtle cognitive processes that operate at a level below conscious awareness and without intentional control
- rooted in normal, often adaptive, psychological processes
- maladaptive and problematic when informed by stereotypes
- unacknowledged can influence behavior that inadvertently discriminates
- we all hold unconscious thoughts that we may not recognize as biased
- we can mitigate biases by acknowledging them and using counter strategies
- denying unconscious bias and attempting to explain away will adversely affect interpersonal relations and impede equitable outcomes
Steps we take to create an equitable reviewing process
- Anonymous Reviews: An anonymous review means that a scholarship reviewer cannot access sensitive or non-essential information about the applicant. Reviewers cannot see details such as the name, gender, location, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation of the applicant. Readers can then base their reviews on objective information such as the scholarship essay and the applicant's achievements.
- Have a diverse scholarship reader committee: By including people with a variety of differing identities in our reader process, we assure non-bias and equitable consideration for applicants with underrepresented identities.
- Provide structured evaluation forms such as rubrics for scholarship readers: Implicit bias becomes a key factor in assessing applicants when evaluations are vague and based mainly on recommendation letters, so our pre-existing stereotypes fill in the gaps. Our evaluation form prevents that from occurring and creates a more equitable evaluation process.
- Discuss implicit bias and its effects with committee members before looking at applications: Discussing the topic of implicit bias and its impact before looking at applications keeps it at the top of scholarship reader committee members’ minds. This increases the likelihood of members recognizing their own biases and making more fair, objective decisions.
- Provide plenty of time to review applications and make decisions: Our scholarship readers are given adequate time to carefully review their assigned applications.
- Avoid conflicts of interest: Readers are asked to identify personal, academic, or extra-curricular connections with a candidate. Upon confirming this, the applicant is reassigned to a different reviewer without a conflict of interest to ensure the evaluation remains objective.
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|Application Open:||October 15, 2023|
|Application Close:||December 31, 2023|
|Recommendation Deadline:||January 17, 2024|
|Review Open:||January 24, 2024|
|Review Close:||February 21, 2024|
|Winners Announced:||March 18, 2024|