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The Alpha Tau Omega Foundation is proud to again make available more than $100,000 in Scholarships to ATOs across the country. If you are interested and qualify, please complete the online application located at www.ato.org. Your application will be reviewed and National Scholarships will be awarded on the following scale: 40% academic achievement, 30% demonstrated leadership in ATO; and 30% demonstrated leadership on campus and in the community.

Requirements for consideration are: Candidate must be an initiated member of ATO in good standing and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

 

National Scholarships

The application deadline for both the Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships for 2017 has passed. We would like Thank you to all who have applied and wish everyone good luck.

Selection Committee results should be tallied by June 1st and all applicants will be notified by e-mail of their status.

The 2018 National Scholarships will be available January 1, 2018.

 

Graduate Scholarship
Graduate Scholarships are funded by a gift from the Dean Thomas Arkle Clark Memorial Scholarship Fund. A minimum of four Scholarships are available to students either enrolled or accepted into an accredited graduate program. The recipient must be a full-time student during the academic year for which the award is received.


Brigadier General John F. Kinney Scholarship
The scholarship honors the memory of John F. Kinney, Washington State ’33, United States Marine Corps. To qualify for a Scholarship, an individual must be a member of Alpha Tau Omega and a current member of a National Guard or Military Reserve unit, or enrolled in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) or similar military training program at their college or university. Further, a Scholarship recipient must have the intention of serving for a period of time on active duty with their Guard or Reserve unit, or in the United States Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy, Army, Coast Guard or successor organization.


William D. Krahling Excellence in Journalism Scholarship
Established to help college journalism students strive for excellence as exemplified by Brother William D. Krahling, Mt. Union ’54, who served as the editor of the ATO Palm, and now serves as the Editor Emeritus for the ATO Palm and National Archivist. The Scholarship will be awarded to a student who is majoring in journalism or a related field, has completed one academic year of undergraduate education and has at least one undergraduate academic year remaining. A letter of recommendation from a member of the journalism faculty is required.


Lawrence A Long Memorial Law Scholarship
This scholarship honors former Worthy Grand Chief Lawrence A. Long who served as Province Chief, Worthy Grand Keeper of the Annals, High Counselor, Worthy Grand Chief and Worth High Chancellor. This Scholarship is awarded to a student who is enrolled or accepted into an accredited law school and is a full-time student during the academic year for which the award is made.


Richard A. Ports Public Affairs Internship
The Richard A. Ports Public Affairs Internship recognizes the outstanding ATO junior(s) with a demonstrated interest in public affairs/political science. The prestigious award features a summer internship in Washington, D.C. when available. This program honors Richard A. Ports, Mount Union ’50, Chief of Province XII, who was killed in an auto accident while returning home from visiting a chapter. Brother Ports was active in California and National politics prior to his tragic death in 1965.


J. Milton Richardson Theological Fellowship
The Fellowship was established in 1981 to honor J. Milton Richardson who served as ATO’s spiritual advisor for nearly four decades. The Scholarship is awarded to an ATO who plans to attend, or is enrolled in, an accredited graduate school in theology or the seminary with the plans to become a member of the clergy.


Arthur Sailer Memorial Pharmacology Scholarship
The Sailer Pharmacology Scholarship honors Brother Sailer, North Dakota State ’32, by awarding a Scholarship for graduate students majoring in pharmacology. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited Pharmacology graduate program.


Undergraduate Scholarships
Undergraduate Scholarships are funded through bequests from John W. Ruettinger, the first chairman of the ATO Foundation Fund, N. Wiley Thomas, ATO’s first Northern initiate, and Alexander Macomber who served for thirty-five years as the Worthy Grand Keeper of the Exchequer for the ATO Fraternity. The recipient MUST have at least one undergraduate year remaining before graduation.

 

Regional Scholarships
Ball State University
Distinct Advantage Scholarship (Click here to apply)
Application Deadline: September 30, 2017
The Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity at Ball State University offers five scholarships to incoming men attending Ball State University enrolled as a full-time student. Scholarship applicants, and recipients, are not obligated to join Alpha Tau Omega or any other Ball State University Fraternity. Since 1865, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity has been a provider for amazing lifetime opportunities to collegiate men. Regarded as America’s Leadership Development Fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega provides students the means to do more with their college experience. Through innovative programs, ATO enhances leadership, scholarship, friendship, brotherhood, community service and involvement, social life and more, all with real-life applicable experiences. Founded in 1972, the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity at Ball State University prides itself in developing college men into leaders both on and off campus. In the words of Founder Otis Allan Glazebrook, “Alpha Tau Omega holds before the young men of the country an ideal and something greater than a mere intellectual ideal. Alpha Tau Omega stands for heart as well as head. It has given men a true ideal of life.”

 

Baylor
John O'Bryan Seward Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Brother Seward, whose life was cut short in a hang gliding accident, and is most remembered for his spirit, generosity, and humor. Recipients shall be selected and recommended to the Foundation by the Baylor ATO Theta Nu Board of Trustees, upon the advice and recommendation of Theta Nu chapter officers.


Central Florida
Kenneth F. Murrah Educational Endowment
Endowment provides funding for educational purposes such as attending LeaderShape, Regional Leadership Conferences, and Congress. Requests for these funds must be made using the Grant Application.


Kenneth F. Murrah Scholarship Program
Scholarship program that was created by Kenneth F. Murrah, Emory ’52, to encourage leadership development. Annual Scholarships are given for recipients to attend LeaderShape, Regional Leadership Conferences and other leadership programs.

 

Cincinnati
Steven Haisley Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Steven Haisley, Cincinnati 00’. Steven passed August 12, 2006 and will be remembered forever by his brothers.

 

Delaware
Delaware Epsilon Rho 
2018 Delaware Epsilon Rho Scholarships will be available Spring 2018
The Delaware Epsilon Rho Scholarship was created to promote good citizenship, scholarship and leadership. It was established to provide scholarships to children & step-children of Epsilon Rho members.

 

Emory
Kenneth F. Murrah Educational Endowment
Endowment provides funding for educational purposes such as attending LeaderShape, Regional Leadership Conferences, and Congress. Requests for these funds must be made using the Grant Application.

 

Florida
Robert Seabrook Baynard Scholarships
The Baynard scholarships were initially established in honor of Robert S. Baynard, AO'24, long-time President of the Alpha Omega Trustees and the House Corporation, and serving also as Alpha Tau Omega Alumni Director for the State of Florida.  To Brother Baynard, Alpha Omega Chapter was the vanguard for developing future leaders at the University of Florida. He wanted to make a difference to Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and our Alpha Omega Chapter.

 

Georgia Tech
Eugene M. Clary Beta Iota Educational Endowment
An educational endowment created by Eugene Clary, Georgia Tech ’29, to promote leadership and career development and encourage academic excellence in the Beta Iota chapter of Alpha Tau Omega at Georgia Tech.

 

Illinois
Matt Heldman Gamma Zeta Memorial Scholarship (Click here to apply)
Application Deadline: October 8, 2017
One Scholarship annually awarded to a junior or senior undergraduate member of the Gamma Zeta chapter of ATO. Matt was a 3 year starter on the Fighting Illini basketball team. He is most remembered for his competitive spirit, drive to succeed, and kind heart. His outstanding character, positive mental attitude, discipline, and respect for others epitomize the values sought and taught by Alpha Tau Omega.


Frederick C. Philbrick Memorial Scholarship (Click here to apply)
Application Deadline: October 8, 2017
This award was made possible by a bequest from Mrs. Edna Betts Philbrick in memory of her husband, Frederick C. Philbrick, Illinois ’11. Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, community and campus activities and leadership as well as Gamma Zeta activities and leadership.


Robert J. Simonds (2nd Century Fund) Scholarship (Click here to apply)
Application Deadline: October 8, 2017
Must be an initiated member of ATO in good standing and a full time student at the University of Illinois; carry a grade point average above the all-men’s average at the University of Illinois, leadership in the community, on campus and in the chapter. The Gamma Zeta Board of Trustees will forward recipient recommendations to the Foundation.


Richard V. Clausing Scholarship (Click here to apply)
Application Deadline: October 8, 2017
 


David S. Timson Memorial Scholarship (Click here to apply)
Application Deadline: October 8, 2017
 


J. D. Sinnock Memorial Scholarship 
2018 J.D. Sinnock Memorial Scholarship will be available Spring 2018
This award memorializes John David Sinnock, Illinois ’83, who in his twenty-four years of life made a profound impact not only on his brothers and chapter at Gamma Zeta but served as a positive role model with everyone he came into contact with. Applicants must be a graduating senior member of the Gamma Zeta Chapter who will be attending graduate school within the next six months.

 

Iowa State
Gene Ehlert – William J. Burke, Jr. Scholarship
The Scholarship honors honoring Gene W. Ehlert ’59 and William J. Burke, Jr. ’74 for their extraordinary commitment to the Iowa Gamma Upsilon chapter of Alpha Tau Omega at Iowa State University. To qualify for Scholarships, individuals must live in the chapter house (if accommodation is available); be in good standing with the fraternity and University; and demonstrate leadership, Scholarship and good citizenship.


William H. Gardiner Gamma Upsilon Educational
The Gardiner Scholarships were established by Brother Gardiner to promote good citizenship, leadership and Scholarship in the Iowa Gamma Upsilon chapter of Alpha Tau Omega at Iowa State University.


Dale K. & Verlene Vaughn Weber Gamma Upsilon Scholarship
The Weber Scholarships were established by Brother Weber to provide financial assistance to students in the Iowa Gamma Upsilon chapter of Alpha Tau Omega at Iowa State University. Primary consideration shall be given to individuals with demonstrated financial need, who also display leadership and good citizenship.

 

Kansas State
William Lloyd Muir II and John Thomas Muir Memorial Award Grant-In-Aid Scholarship Program


L. Allyn Laybourn Scholastic Excellence Award
Named after L. Allyn Laybourn, Delta Theta ’21, and given by the Foundation upon recommendation of the Endowment Fund, to four members or pledges in good standing living in the Chapter House with the highest grade point averages for the previous school year.

 

Lehigh
Lee G. Barthold Memorial Scholarship
Scholarships given to the highest and most improved GPAs for sophomores and juniors.

**No application…based on grades from registrar’s office.**

 

Maine-Orono
Kritter Scholarship
This Scholarship was funded by a bequest from Julius Kritter, Maine-Orono ’13, to assist undergraduates at Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine-Orono. The Scholarship was created to provide one or more undergraduate ATOs who are full-time students at the time of the receipt of the award with financial assistance for their education.

 

Michigan Law School
J. D. Sinnock Memorial Scholarship (Click here to apply)
Application Deadline: September 29, 2017
This award memorializes John David Sinnock, Illinois ’83, who in his twenty-four years of life made a profound impact not only on his brothers and chapter at Gamma Zeta but served as a positive role model with everyone he came into contact with. Applicants must be a graduating senior member of the Gamma Zeta Chapter who will be attending graduate school within the next six months.

**There are Scholarships available each year for the most outstanding student at Michigan Law School**

 

Monmouth
Epsilon Nu
Scholarships are awarded for the highest GPAs for sophomore, junior and senior.

**No application…based on grades from registrar’s office**

 

Nebraska
Merit, Creed & Griswold Gamma Theta Scholarship
The Scholarships were established to promote good citizenship, leadership and Scholarship in the Nebraska Gamma Theta chapter of Alpha Tau Omega at the University of Nebraska.

 

New Hampshire
Kritter Scholarship
This Scholarship was funded by a bequest from Julius Kritter, Maine-Orono ’13, to assist undergraduates at Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine-Orono. The Scholarship was created to provide one or more undergraduate ATOs who are full-time students at the time of the receipt of the award with financial assistance for their education.

 

Purdue
G.A. Ross Scholarship Award
Scholarship was named after George A. Ross, Purdue ’14, to award the top sophomore for academic achievement. A plaque honoring this award hangs in the Gamma Omicron chapter house.

 

Rollins
Kenneth F. Murrah Educational Endowment
Endowment provides funding for educational purposes such as attending LeaderShape, Regional Leadership Conferences, and Congress. Requests for these funds must be made using the Grant Application.

 

South Carolina
Jeffrey Scott Hamilton Memorial Scholarship (Click here to apply)
Application Deadline: October 31, 2017

This scholarship, dedicated to the memory of Jeffrey Scott Hamilton, South Carolina ’92., was created to honor his commitment to friendships that he made with people from all walks of life. It is being given to encourage and recognize not only academic achievement, but those who exemplify the friendship that was the basis envisioned when ATO was founded.

 

Springfield High School
J. D. Sinnock Memorial Scholarship
This award memorializes John David Sinnock, Illinois ’83, who in his twenty-four years of life made a profound impact not only on his brothers and chapter at Gamma Zeta but served as a positive role model with everyone he came into contact with. Applicants must be a graduating senior member of the Gamma Zeta Chapter who will be attending graduate school within the next six months.

**There are Scholarships available each year for the most outstanding graduating senior at Springfield High School**

 

Stetson
Kenneth F. Murrah Educational Endowment

Endowment provides funding for educational purposes such as attending LeaderShape, Regional Leadership Conferences, and Congress. Requests for these funds must be made using the Grant Application.

Tennessee
Brad Whittington Memorial Scholarship (Click here to apply)
Application Deadline: September 11, 2017

Brad Whittington (’90) died suddenly and far too young in 2007. He was an active member of Pi Chapter during his time at UT, serving as Worthy Scribe and Pledge Trainer, as well as volunteering his time for virtually any committee, event, or philanthropic cause the chapter needed. In addition, he was there for any of his brothers at a moment’s notice. He genuinely wanted to help his brothers and was happy to do it whenever he could. In short, he was an ATO in the truest sense of the word.

This scholarship will be given annually to a current Pi Chapter member who embodies those traits that Brad had in abundance – leadership, integrity, commitment, and love of all things UT and ATO.

Texas - Arlington
Tuyet Luu Sweetheart Scholarship 

The Tuyet Luu Sweetheart Scholarship was created with admiration of the chapter’s ability to recruit and produce strong leaders. In thus, the scholarship will be used to recognize a brother who embodies the ideals of Alpha Tau Omega by presenting strong citizenship, academics and most importantly, strong leadership within the chapter as well as outside.

 

Texas Tech
Patrick Doherty Memorial Scholarship
Memorial scholarship established in the memory of Patrick Doherty, Texas Tech ’74. Brother Doherty was killed by an accidental gunshot wound in 1976. The Zeta Eta Board of Trustees will forward recipient recommendations to the Foundation.

 

USC
Gilles, Jones & Woods
Scholarship named after Dr. Clifford Gilles, Lyle Jones and J. Michael Woods, men who gave much of their time to ATO. This Scholarship was created to assist deserving ATO undergraduates in continuing their education. It was established to recognize ATOs from USC and UCLA.

 

UCLA
Gilles, Jones & Woods
Scholarship named after Dr. Clifford Gilles, Lyle Jones and J. Michael Woods, men who gave much of their time to ATO. This Scholarship was created to assist deserving ATO undergraduates in continuing their education. It was established to recognize ATOs from USC and UCLA.

 

Vermont
Kritter Scholarship
This Scholarship was funded by a bequest from Julius Kritter, Maine-Orono ’13, to assist undergraduates at Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine-Orono. The Scholarship was created to provide one or more undergraduate ATOs who are full-time students at the time of the receipt of the award with financial assistance for their education.
 
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