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The Chi Psi Educational Trust, Inc. 2014 Scholarships and Fellowships Announced

Monday, June 02, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Teri Sloan
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Each year, The Chi Psi Educational Trust awards a number of Brothers with undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships.  Recognizing excellence in academic performance, leadership, community service, and a number of other areas, these scholarships and fellowships honor many generous Brothers and present new opportunities to our most exceptional young men.  This year, $105,000 has been awarded to 32 Brothers:

James S. Campbell Scholarship

The James S. Campbell Scholarship was created in 2003 by James S. Campbell, Ι ’48, to recognize undergraduate students enrolled in their institution’s business program.

Taylor Hall, ΨΔ ’16, studies business, finance and accounting at the University of Colorado, Boulder with a 3.06 GPA.  Br. Hall currently serves Alpha Psi Delta as Recruitment Chairman and has worked as a Financial Representative Intern for Primerica.

David R. Dunlop Scholarships

The David R. Dunlop Scholarship was created in 2013 through a gift from Brother and Mrs. Henry E. Bartels, P ’45, Ψ ’48, to honor Dave Dunlop, Ψ ’59, a longtime Fraternity volunteer and the dean of America’s university advancement professionals.  Six 2014 Dunlop Scholarships are awarded to the following Brothers:

Shyam Desai, A ’15, studies biology, neuroscience and behavior at Wesleyan University with a 3.88 GPA.  Br. Desai conducted research for Wesleyan University’s Evolutionary Genetics Laboratory, the Tobacco Cessation Study, and the Mental Illness and Neurological Disorders (MINDS) Foundation.  He is Executive Editor of Headspace and Chapter President of MINDS Foundation at Wesleyan University.

Jesus Diaz, Γ ’16, studies biology at the University of Mississippi with a 3.5 GPA.  At Ole Miss, Br. Diaz is a Chancellor’s Leadership Student, an orientation leader, an ASB Freshman Council Leader, and a Big Event team leader.  A member of Alpha Gamma’s re-founding class, Jesus serves as Recruitment Chairman, and he received a 2013 David R. Dunlop Scholarship.

Brian Glatt, TΔ ’15, studies biology at The University of the South with a 3.97 GPA.  Br. Glatt is a member of The Order of the Gownsmen and Captain of the Varsity Swimming and Diving Team. He has served Alpha Tau Delta as #4 and Scholastic Chairman, and works as a proctor of The University of the South Residential Life.

Dylan Hurd, E ’15, studies computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan with a 3.84 GPA.  At Michigan, Br. Hurd has been involved with the Strategic Reasoning Group, Student Entrepreneurship Funding Vehicle, Central Student Government, Greek Activities Review Panel, and the Varsity Men’s Lacrosse Team.

Bryan Menapace, I ’12, is a Doctorate in Medicine candidate at Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago, and he previously earned a degree in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin.  Br. Menapace has been awarded the Student Training in Research Scholarship and the Institutional Achievement Scholarship.  He currently works as a Medical Student Researcher for the Loyola Department of Cardiovascular Surgery.

Alex Sakhno, A ’15, studies economics at Wesleyan University with a 3.56 GPA.  He has worked as an assistant to Congressional Candidate Randy Altschuler and a project leader for the Quantitative Methods in Economics Statistics Project.  Br. Sakhno has served Alpha Alpha as #4 and #2 and is a member of the Wesleyan Investment Group.

Dormant Alpha Scholarship

As part of the 2013-2014 Annual Fund Challenge, the Trust awards a scholarship in honor of the Dormant Alpha with the highest per capita giving in a fiscal year.  The leading Dormant Alpha is presently Alpha Epsilon Delta at Northwestern University.

Daniel Torino, BΔ ’09, is a Doctor of Medicine candidate at Ross University School of Medicine with a 3.44 GPA. He has previously earned a Biomedical Sciences Certificate from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Bachelor of Sciences in biology from Lehigh University. Br. Torino is the Ross University Surgery Club Shadowing Coordinator and Student Government Association Health and Environmental Chair. While at Alpha Beta Delta, he served as #2, Pledge Educator and Community Service Chairman.

C. Ray Flynn Scholarship

The C. Ray Flynn Scholarship was created in 2013 to honor the legacy of Stanley J. Birge, Chi 1908, Iota 1914. Envisioned and funded by Col. C. Ray Flynn, B `67, this award recognizes a rising senior who exemplifies the example of Brotherhood set by Br. Birge over his many years of dedicated volunteer service.

Tommy Wydra, E ’15, studies neuroscience and Spanish at the University of Michigan with a 3.6 GPA.  Br. Wydra currently serves the University of Michigan Interfraternity Council as President and has previously served as Vice President of Social Responsibility.  He has served Alpha Epsilon as Risk Management Chairman, Recruitment Chairman, and Social Chairman.  He is active with the University of Michigan Central Student Government having served as Literature, Science and the Arts Representative and Greek Relations Commission Chairman. Tommy is an Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Program Assistant for University Health Service and has worked as a laboratory assistant in the Biopsychology Laboratory.  Br. Wydra is entering his senior year and preparing for the MCAT.

Russ M. Johnson Scholarship

The Johnson Scholarship was made possible by a generous gift from Russ M. Johnson, Γ ‘31, and was first awarded in 1998.

Gary Sharp, KΔ ‘16, studies economics at Yale University with a 3.56 GPA.  In addition to being a member of Alpha Kappa Delta’s re-founding class, Br. Sharp serves as Standards and Risk Management Chair and #3.  He is active in intramural and club sports and is a volunteer tutor for Squash Haven.

Douglas C. Johnston Scholarship

The Douglas C. Johnston Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 with funds from the Chi Psi Association of Hamilton College to reward the academic performance of Phi undergraduates.  The award honors Doug Johnston, Φ ’78, who served as president of the Chi Psi Association of Hamilton College prior to his untimely death in 2006.

Sawyer Konys, Φ ’16, studies art and pre-health profession at Hamilton College with a 3.73 GPA.  At Hamilton, Br. Konys is an orientation leader, an English tutor for Project SHINE and a former Movember Chair for the Greek Philanthropy Union.  Sawyer has served as Pledge Class President, Recruitment Chairman, and he assisted with the initiation of Alpha Kappa Delta’s re-founding class.

Kevin Anglim, Φ ’14, studies economics at Hamilton College with a 3.0 GPA.  He interned with Tom Kovach for U.S. Congress and the New Castle County Council.  At Hamilton, Br. Anglim is founder and mentor of Students of Recovery, co-founder of the Leadership Experience and Preparation Program, and a leader in the Levitt Leadership Institute.

Harold G. Lundberg Scholarships

The Harold G. "Bones" Lundberg Fund for Education was created in 2000 through a gift from Brother and Mrs. Henry E. Bartels, P ‘45, Ψ ‘48, to honor Harold G. "Bones" Lundberg, P ‘24, the long-time stalwart leader of Alpha Rho.  Six 2014 Lundberg Scholarships are awarded to the following Brothers:

Anthony Covington, P ’15, studies supply chain management and political science at Rutgers University with a 3.6 GPA.  He was accepted to the White House Internship Program and is a 2014 finalist for the Truman Fellowship.  Br. Covington is a Student Charter Trustee for the Rutgers University Board of Trustees, Senator for the Rutgers University Senate, and Vice President of the Rutgers United Black Council.  Possessing a sense of duty, Anthony is a Firefighter/Emergency Service Officer for Rutgers Emergency Services and Petty Officer in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Justin Dinowitz, P ’16, studies life sciences at Rutgers University with a 3.91 GPA.  Br. Dinowitz has served Alpha Rho as Scholarship Chairman and on a number of committees. At Rutgers, he is a Graduation Ambassador and is active in Dance Marathon, Dream4TK, Hillel, Chabad, and intramural sports.

Justin Harnett, P ’15, studies finance and supply chain management at Rutgers University with a 3.897 GPA.  He is a recipient of the Dean’s and Scarlet Knight Scholarships.  Br. Harnett has served as Assistant Director of Operations and Logistics Manager for Dance Marathon, Rutgers Orientation Leaders, and the Student Government Representative for the Rutgers University Student Assembly.

Phil Lubik, P ’14, studied mechanical engineering at Rutgers University with a 3.67 GPA.  A former #1 and Recruitment Chairman of Alpha Rho, Br. Lubik served as Assistant Director of Recruitment for Dance Marathon.  Phil is a co-founder and organizer for Dream4TK, and he rode in the project’s inaugural bike ride from Rutgers University to Walt Disney World last summer for which he received the 2013 Thomas H. Brown Scholarship of the Trust.

Anthony Rodriguez, P ’15, studies political science and journalism/media studies at Rutgers University with a 3.83 GPA. The current Alpha Rho #1 has served as Recruitment Chairman, is a co-founder of Dream4TK and Carpe DM, and is a director for Rutgers University Television. He is an incoming Summer Analyst for Goldman Sachs and has worked as Bender Trust Equity Analyst for Little Investment Bank of Rutgers and a Research Intern for Annalect.

Alex Velella, P ’14, studies exercise science and sports studies at Rutgers University with a 3.1 GPA. Br. Velella has served Alpha Rho as Social Chairman and #2. He has also served as Assistant Director of Dance Marathon and Director of Membership Development for the IFC.

Peter Paul Miller Travel Grant

In 2000, Brothers Peter P. Miller Jr., Ψ '44; Richard S. Miller, Ψ '56; and their sister Elizabeth M. Francis created the Peter Paul Miller Scholarship to honor their father, Peter Paul Miller, Psi 1918. In 2011, the family chose to repurpose the scholarship as the Peter Paul Miller Educational Travel Grant to provide financial support for both packaged study abroad programs and those more freeform and unique educational experiences developed by the participant.

Evan Leibovitz, Π ’15, studies biology at Union College with a 3.57 GPA.  The current Alpha Pi #4 is Co-President and Treasurer of the Pre-Health Society, a Junior Trustee for Union College, Vice President and Treasurer of Active Minds, and a Student Member of the Academic Affairs Council.  Br. Leibovitz has conducted research for the Union College Biology Department and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  He will study at CAPA International Education in London, a program focused on cultural immersion through excursions throughout the United Kingdom.

Robert C. Preble, Jr., Scholarship

This award honors Robert C. Preble, Jr., X ’44. Brother Preble is the 102nd recipient of the Fraternity’s Distinguished Service Award, a former #7 and Chairman of The Chi Psi Educational Trust.  The scholarship is presented annually in honor of Brother Preble to a Zeta Delta Brother who demonstrates all-around excellence in scholarship as well as Fraternity, campus, and community service.

Nick Havens, ZΔ ’16, studies community health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a 3.35 GPA.  Br. Havens is a tutor for America Reads, America Counts, and has served Alpha Zeta Delta as Recruitment Chairman.  He volunteered this spring for Colegio Concertado La Asunción in Granada, Spain.

Robert C. Preble, Sr., Memorial Scholarship

This award honors Robert C. Preble, Sr., Zeta Delta 1916. The scholarship is presented annually in Brother Preble’s memory to a Zeta Delta Brother who demonstrates all-around excellence in scholarship as well as Fraternity, campus, and community service.

Jonathan Skarzynski, ZΔ ’15, studies political science and history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a 3.69 GPA.  The current Alpha Zeta Delta #1 has also served as #2 and is active in the Intensive English Institute ConvoPartners, Sunshine through Golf Organization, and Relay for Life Student Committee.

George W. Ray Scholarship

The George W. Ray Scholarship was created in 1996 by Mrs. Margaret N. Ray in memory of her husband George W. Ray, Α ‘30, Ρ ‘31. The Ray Scholarship recognizes academic performance, personal integrity, and Chi Psi leadership.

George Nehbras, Φ ’15, studies English at Hamilton College with a 3.13 GPA. The current Alpha Phi #1 has also served the Alpha as Recruitment Chairman and Pledge Class President. He is Creative Director for Continental Magazine, Managing Editor of The Wag Magazine, a contributing writer and consultant for TruStory Media and an Orientation Coordinator for Hamilton’s New Student Orientation.

Peter H. Schenck Scholarship

Peter H. Schenck, EΔ ‘59, an officer and leader at Epsilon Delta during his undergraduate days at Northwestern, continued his involvement through nearly four decades of service to the Epsilon Delta Corporation. Brother Schenck served the National Fraternity through two terms on The Chi Psi Educational Trust and as Chairman of the Trust from 2001 to 2004. Created by his loving wife, Ann, the award honors Pete’s selfless dedication to the betterment of his Alpha and Fraternity.

The 2014 Schenck Scholar is Forrest McGuire, PΔ ’14, a recent graduate of Miami University with a Bachelor of Science in business. The former Alpha Rho Delta #1 served as an Ambassador for the Pacific Rim Study Abroad Program, Chief of Staff for the Miami University Associated Student Government, President of the Residence Hall Community Council, Student Representative for the Miami University Administrative Search Committees, a mentor for the Greek Leaders ADVANCE & ACROPOLIS Leadership Retreat Programs, and a member of Toastmasters International Public Speaking Organization.  While #1, Br. McGuire was awarded Outstanding Chapter President by Miami University Fraternity and Sorority Life.  He has completed internships with Yapstone and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

Sargent H. Wellman Scholarship

The Sargent H. Wellman Scholarship was created in 1991 by Trustee Howard Wellman, Χ ‘46, in memory of his father Sargent H. Wellman, Chi 1912.  A true Chi Psi Gentleman, the younger Br. Wellman set a high standard and great example for others while serving as a Trustee.  He died 7 March 2014.

Kevin Krumpak, PΔ ’16, studies business at Miami University with a 3.64 GPA. He has served as a Senator and on various committees for the Miami University Associated Student Government, on the Business Student Advisory Council Honor Code Committee and on the Student/Community Relations Commission. Br. Krumpak currently serves Alpha Rho Delta as Recruitment Chairman and is Social Chair for the Miami University Men’s Glee Club.

Clifford H. Williams Scholarship

The Clifford H. Williams Scholarship was created in 1961 to honor Clifford H. Williams, Theta 1902. Brother Williams was the Chairman of The Chi Psi Educational Trust from its establishment in 1926 until his death in 1961.

Christian Coffman, KΔ ’16, studies biology and biochemistry at Yale University.  Br. Coffman has been awarded the Alworth Scholarship and is a Questbridge Scholar.  He participates in the STARS1 Yale program and is a member of Yale’s Jazz Collective and marching band.

Henry E. Bartels Fellowship

In 2008, Henry E. Bartels, P ‘45, Ψ ’48, and his wife, Nancy, created a fellowship to fund the4 graduate-level education of Chi Psi’s most stellar scholars. Outstanding scholastic achievement and a dedicated pursuit of academic excellence are considered in selecting Bartels Fellows.  For the first time, the Bartels fund grants two 2014 Bartels Fellowships to the following Brothers:

Richard Broadhurst, Σ ’12, is a Doctor of Medicine candidate at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.  While an Active at Alpha Sigma, he earned a degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Br. Broadhurst has interned with Food for the Hungry, Samaritan’s Purse in Haiti, and Siloam Family Health Center. He has also conducted research for UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Global Fast, and Clinica Cristiana de Salud Integral in the Dominican Republic.

James Arnason, N ’14, studied finance at the University of Minnesota with a 3.67 GPA and international finance at Centres for Academics Programmes Abroad in London. He has worked as a Financial Analyst for Valspar Corporation, Associate for David Abramson & Associates and Finance Associate Intern for North Sea Marine Cluster. Br. Arnason served Alpha Nu as #4 and was an Executive Board Officer for Minnesota’s Supply Chain Operations Club.

Jane and Stanley Birge Fellowship

The Jane and Stanley Birge Fellowship was first awarded in 1980. Stanley Birge, Chi 1908, Iota 1914, was the 14th President of Chi Psi and the 36th recipient of the Distinguished Service Award.  Stanley was the personification of Chi Psi, and he and Jane are Chi Psi legends.

Graham Boyd, Φ ’14, will enter Tufts University School of Medicine in the fall where he plans to earn a dual Doctor of Medicine and Masters in Public Health degree. He previously studied biology at Hamilton College with a 3.85 GPA.  Br. Boyd is a co-founder, student leader and mentor for Sidekicks, an organization that provide mentors to local children. He served Alpha Phi as Philanthropy Chair, is President of the Greek Philanthropy Union and is coach and co-captain of Hamilton’s Men’s Water Polo team.

Coleman Burke Fellowship

The Coleman Burke Fellowship was first awarded in 1979. Coleman Burke, Φ `34, was the 42nd recipient of the Distinguished Service Award and a devoted Chi Psi. His two sons, father, brother, cousin, uncle, and brother-in-law are among his Chi Psi relatives.

Benjamin Dropkin, Φ ’11, is a Doctor of Medicine candidate at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.  He graduated from Hamilton College with a degree in biology in 2011. While at Hamilton, Br. Dropkin was awarded the Mary McMaster Hallock Prize in Science, the Warren Wright Prize for Public Speaking and the Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize. He is a previous recipient of the Trust’s Henry and Nancy Bartels Fellowship and the Harold G. “Bones” Lundberg Scholarship.

Edmund W. Littlefield Fellowship

The Edmund W. Littlefield Fellowship was first awarded in 1980. Brother Littlefield, ΓΔ ‘36, became general manager of Utah International in 1958. His management principles were "integrity and sound judgment." He believes management to be the "main ingredient" to successful business.

A graduate of Miami University with a Bachelor of Science in Business, Nathan Brinling, PΔ ’14, has served Alpha Rho Delta as #1 and Recruitment Chairman.  He served as Student Ambassador for the Miami University Honors Program and Vice President of Membership of the Miami University Business Student Advisory Council.  Nathan completed internships with Target Corporation and Sports Marketing Academy.

Edmund C. Lynch, Jr. Fellowship

The Edmund C. Lynch, Jr. Fellowship was first awarded in 1987. Brother Lynch, KΔ ‘48, is the 89th recipient of the Distinguished Service Award and served on the Executive Council and Educational Trust. His personal generosity helped insure the futures of Alpha Iota Delta and Alpha Omicron Delta.

Philip Link, TΔ ’13, plans to attend medical school in the fall having previously earned a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from The University of the South with a 3.46 GPA.  Br. Link received the NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship and the Eric Woodfin Naylor Award.  At Sewanee, he was a member of The Order of the Gownsmen, President of Omicron Delta Kappa, Vice-President of Alpha Epsilon Delta, and a member of the Varsity Swimming team.  The Presidential Scholar served Alpha Tau Delta as #4 and is an Eagle Scout.

Charles E. Merrill Fellowship

The Charles E. Merrill Fellowship was first awarded in 1960.  Charles E. Merrill, Chi 1908, was the tenth President of Chi Psi and the 18th recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. Brother Merrill was the founder of the brokerage house that bears his name and, as President of Chi Psi, led a successful campaign to reopen every Alpha after World War II.

Sean Lindsey, B ’14, studied corporate finance at the University of South Carolina and the University of Limerick with a 3.844 GPA.  Br. Lindsey served Alpha Beta as Lodge Manager, #4.5, and Scholarship Chairman.  He also served as Chief of Events for the Carolina Finance Club and worked as a Supplemental Instruction Leader for the University of South Carolina Department of Accounting.  Lindsey has interned with the State of South Carolina Board of Economic Advisors and boasts dual citizenship in the US and Ireland.

Douglas M. Young Fellowship

In 2005, Douglas M. Young, DDS, Σ ‘55, and his wife Ursula created the Douglas M. Young, DDS Fellowship to reward the academic excellence of Chi Psis pursuing medical, dental, or veterinary post-graduate degrees.  Brother Young was instrumental to the founding of Alpha Upsilon Delta at Wake Forest University and provided the founders an example of the mystical and spiritual bond that is the core of Chi Psi.  Dr. Young died 8 May 2014.

Gary Bedrosian, Φ ’11, is a Doctor of Dental Surgery candidate at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry with a 3.75 GPA.  He previously earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Hamilton College. Br. Bedrosian is Community Service Chairman for the Hispanic Dental Association and has worked for Shefferman Orthodontics.  He is a member of the American Dental Association, Psi Omega Delta Fraternity, and District of Columbia Dental Society.  Br. Bedrosian previously received the Coleman Burke Fellowship.


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