The Chi Psi Educational Trust, Inc. 2014 Scholarships and Fellowships Announced
Monday, June 02, 2014
Posted by: Teri Sloan
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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”
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
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
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
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.