Freshman Leadership Scholarship

The NSU Freshman Leadership Scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated leadership and good character through their involvement in sports/organizations while in high school.

BACKGROUND
The Beta Omicron Chapter of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity was originally chartered at Northwestern State University on September 21, 1956, as the 63rd chapter of Pi Kappa Phi. Beta Omicron Chapter has a long and storied history at Northwestern State University, as well as within the national organization. Beta Omicron Chapter has been recruiting and inspiring exceptional leaders for 60 years.

Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity has initiated more than 600 members at Northwestern State University in the fraternity’s nearly 60-year history on campus.  Its successful alumni are involved with the college in numerous ways, including members of the NSU Alumni Association Board of Directors, several faculty & staff members, and members of NSU prestigious Long Purple Line. Beta Omicron Chapter alumni include successful CEOs, CFOs, state legislators, mayors and city leaders, educators and coaches, attorneys, military officers, news anchors, political consultants, financial advisors, ministers, Hollywood actors, law enforcement, celebrated chefs, small business owners, and health care professionals spread throughout the country and the world. The undergraduate members of the local chapter are looking to add to this legacy of producing successful individuals through a well-rounded collegiate experience.

Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity began at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina in 1904 and currently has over 185 chapters across the country and is regarded by many as the leading fraternity with cutting-edge programs and philanthropies. Pi Kappa Phi emphasizes scholarship, leadership and community service.

CRITERIA
The scholarship recognizes an incoming Northwestern State University male student who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and good character through their involvement in sports/organizations while in high school. Candidates should also point to leadership through service as evidenced by involvement in extra-curricular activities within their community or school. Candidates for this award shall also exhibit academic leadership by having achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) as evidenced by submitted documentation.

ELIGIBILITY
In order for your application to be considered, you must comply with / provide the following:

  1. You are a graduate of a public or private high school.
  2. You have been accepted by Northwestern State University and intend to enroll as a full-time student for the Fall 2017 semester.
  3. You have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 as evidenced by your transcript.
  4. You have completely and thoroughly answered all questions.
  5. You have submitted a transcript and/or other supporting documentation which can attest to your high school academic work.
  6. You understand that a telephone interview may be requested by the scholarship committee.

RECOGNITION
The winner will receive a $500 scholarship and will be recognized during NSU Homecoming activities. All scholarship applications must be received no later than September 1, 2018.

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