Scholarships

Empowering others through formal education has been shown to lift entire populations. Delta Phi Epsilon 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.

Undergraduate Eligibility Requirements

Undergraduate students who are initiated members of Delta Phi Epsilon in good standing, who will be enrolled as full-time students in the 2021-22 academic year will be eligible to apply for scholarships in the next fiscal year. Past recipients are welcomed to apply again.

  • Selection is based on scholastic excellence, participation and leadership roles in the chapter, and on campus and community activities, all of which align 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 in chapter membership and participation including no standards board violations.
  • Applicants must have been initiated by December 31, 2020.
  • 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 her collegiate chapter for the full scholarship term.
  • Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student, as defined 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. In order to receive a scholarship a fifth-year senior must agree to remain a participating member of her collegiate chapter, in good standing, until graduation and then an alumnae in good standing through the term of the Scholarship.

Graduate Eligibility Requirements

Graduate students who are initiated members of Delta Phi Epsilon in good standing, who will be enrolled as full-time students in the 2021-22 academic year will be eligible to apply for scholarships in the next fiscal year. All scholarships will be paid directly to the Institution for the Fall 2021 term. Past recipients are welcomed to apply again.

  •  Selection is based on scholastic excellence, participation and leadership roles in the chapter, and on campus and community activities, all of which align 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 in chapter membership and participation including no standards board violations.
  • Applicants must have been initiated by December 31, 2020.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of B (the equivalent of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or higher).
  • Applicants will be placed in the applicant pool for each scholarship for which they are eligible and not just one specific scholarship.
  • If the applicant is selected as a merit-based scholarship winner, a check will be sent directly to the Cashier/Bursar/Financial Aid office at her University to be applied towards her educational expenses. Please note for applicants applying to use funds for outside of the U.S.: All funds are dispersed in USD at the exchange rate of the day. 
  • Scholarship recipients are expected to remain an alumna member in good standing for the full scholarship term.
  • Scholarship applicants who have previously submitted a scholarship application must submit a new application each year in ordered to be considered. A scholarship recipient who does not return to school during the scholarship term, and thus forfeits the scholarship to the next applicant, is eligible to re-apply and be considered for a scholarship the next academic year.
  • Scholarship Recipient/Full-time Student Status: Award criteria for scholarships shall include full-time student status, as defined by the institution the recipient is attending during the year that the scholarship is awarded.
  • In the event that a recipient will be studying abroad during the scholarship term, appropriate inactive status in good standing must be obtained and retained.
  • A scholarship applicant who may graduate before the end of the school year of the scholarship term may be considered for a scholarship. In order to receive a scholarship recipient must agree to remain an alumnae member in good standing during the school year and also the following semester.

Words of Thanks

Endowed Scholarships

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.

Applicants must be studying for a career in education and must have a job to help them attain their goal. Graduate students who apply should be involved in at least one organization in their educational field.

The Madeleine Claire McNulty Scholarship

Awarded for the first time in 2019, The Madeleine Claire McNulty Scholarship, named in commemoration of the daughter of Past International President Dawn Barta McNulty, Phi Sigma Chapter at Northern Illinois University was created to support a sorority member who has overcome a medical, personal or family difficulty. Madeleine was a diligent student, passionate dancer and Special Olympics gold medalist. She embodied our founding values of Justice, Sisterhood, and Love.

Having battled a lifelong seizure disorder, Madeleine lost her battle with epilepsy early last year. The McNulty family had designated the Educational Foundation to receive donations in memory of their beloved daughter and has since endowed this scholarship.

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. Recipients of the Arleen Kruger Honick Scholarship must be undergraduate members of the Psi Chapter at the University of Georgia, Honick’s home chapter.