Meet the 2011 Scholarship & Fellowship Recipients
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Posted by: Teri Forsythe
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 of Chi Psi's most influential Brothers while making new opportunities available for our most exceptional young men. In addition to the awards listed below, the Trust also recognized several Zeta Delta undergraduates with scholarships through the Alpha Zeta Delta Fund earlier this spring. This year, more than $50,000 has been awarded to 34 Brothers:
Clifford H. Williams Scholarship
The Clifford H. Williams Scholarship was created in 1961 to honor Clifford H. Williams, Θ ‘02. Brother Williams was the Chairman of The Chi Psi Educational Trust from its inception in 1926 until his death in 1961.
Kevin Li, ΔΔ ‘12, studies neuroscience and metaphysics at University of California, Berkeley with a 3.5 GPA. He is currently an undergraduate research fellow, a member of MCBcDNA and former staff writer for Pre-Med Perspective.
Peter H. Schenck Scholarships
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 until 2004. This award, created by his loving wife, Ann, honors his selfless dedication to the betterment of his Alpha and Fraternity.
Nick Huber, PΔ ‘12, studies finance and business statistics at Miami University with a 3.8 GPA. He is a current Executive Council Undergraduate Representative, the Miami University Student Body President and a former #1 of Alpha Rho Delta. Huber is a recipient of last year's George W. Ray Scholarship and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma International Honors Society and Miami University's Honors Program.
George W. Ray Scholarships
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. This year's Ray Scholarship is awarded to the following Brothers:
Mazdak Bradberry, EΔ ‘13, studies chemistry at Northwestern University with a 3.76 GPA. He is a Kaplan Humanities Scholar a National Merit Finalist, and 2011 recipient of Alpha Epsilon Delta's Peter Schenck Scholarship.
Nathan Rosenstock, EΔ ‘13, studies Chinese language and culture as well as international studies at Northwestern University with a 3.9 GPA. He is a researcher for the Pennsylvania State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights and Assistant Editor for Daniel Diermier's forthcoming book Reputation Rules: Strategies for Building your Company's Most Valuable Asset.
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. This year's Lundberg Scholarship is awarded to the following Brothers:
Scott Blosser, Φ ‘12, studies economics, history and Spanish at Hamilton College with a 3.77 GPA. He is a 2009-2010 Golf Team Scholar Athlete, a 2011 recipient of the Levitt Fellowship, and a member of the Dean's List.
Vincent Bruno, P ‘11, studies finance and economics at Rutgers University with a 3.34 GPA. He is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Gamma Sigma Alpha National Honor Society. Bruno is an Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholar and a member of the Dean's List.
Connor Bruns, Ψ ‘11, studies civil engineering and applied economics and management at Cornell University with a 3.61 GPA. He is an Alpha Psi Educational Trust Scholar and a consistent member of the Dean's List.
Daniel Comito, P ‘11, studies cell biology and neuroscience at Rutgers University with a 3.52 GPA. He is an Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholar and a member of Gamma Sigma Alpha Honors Fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society and Cap and Skull Senior Society. Comito is the recipient of the Eagle Scout Award and the James Dickson Carr Academic Scholarship as well as a previous recipient of the Harold G. Lundberg Scholarship.
Ekjot Grewal, P ‘11, studies cell biology and neuroscience at Rutgers University. He a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Gamma Sigma Alpha National Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honors Fraternity and Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honors Fraternity. Grewal is an Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholar and a 2008 Aresty Summer Research Fellow.
Steven Pet, Φ ‘12, studies history at Hamilton College with a 3.8 GPA. He has submitted and accepted his paper "Spreading the Alarm: The Appeal and Importance of Secular Arguments Against Human Germline Enhancement” to The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University and has been accepted to the summer programs at the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Jonathan Sullivan, P ‘12, studies mechanical engineering and economics at Rutgers University with a 3.65 GPA. He is a recipient of the Boustein Scholarship, the Harras Sands Engineering Scholarship, the Alpha Rho Educational Trust Scholarship and the James Dickson Carr Diversity Schoalrship. Sullivan is a member of Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society and the Dean's List.
Zachary Sullivan, P ‘12, studies mechanical engineering and economics at Rutgers University with a 3.86 GPA. The Rutgers Presidential Scholar is a National Merit Scholar, a Bloustein Distinguished Scholar and a member of Tau Beta Pi National Mechanical Engineering Society and Gamma Sigma Alpha National Greek Academic Honor Society. Sullivan is the recipient of the Hannah Sands Endowed Scholarship in Engineering and the 2010 Harold G. "Bones” Lundberg Scholarship.
Kevin Tobia, P ‘12, studies philosophy and mathematics at Rutgers University with a 3.83 GPA. He is a Rutgers Presidential Scholar, a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a student of the Rutgers University Honors Program.
Peichun Wang, ΣΔ ‘12, studies economics and mathematics at Duke University with a 3.9 GPA. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and has been recognized as Student Marshal for top academic performance. Wang is the recipient of the 2010 PRUV Mathematics Research Fellowship, 2010 Duke Online Civic Discourse Project Fellowship and 2010 Sargent H. Wellman Scholarship.
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. The Campbell Scholarship is awarded to:
Blake Strickland, ΘΔ ‘12, studies business administration and music at the University of Washington. He is a Cliff E. Tranter Accounting Scholar and a student of the University of Washington Honors Program.
Peter Paul Miller Scholarships
In February of 2004, Brothers Pete 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, Ψ ‘18. This year's Miller Scholarships are awarded to:
Zack Maier, EΔ ‘13, studies learning and organizational change at Northwestern University with a 3.83 GPA and is a consistent member of the Dean's List.
Sean F. Aaron, Π ‘12, majors in Russia and East European studies at Union College with a 3.25 GPA. The current #1 and former #2 is a member of Order of Omega Greek Honor Society and Captain of the Union College Varsity Lacrosse Team. Aaron has participated in the Pecos Pathways Program and received multiple awards as part of the National Russian Essay Contest.
Sargent H. Wellman Scholarship
The Wellman Scholarship was created in 1991 by Howard Wellman, Χ ‘46, in memory of his father Sargent H. Wellman, Χ ‘12. The Wellman Scholarship is awarded to:
Trey Jones, IΔ ‘12, studies mechanical engineering at The Georgia Institute of Technology with a 3.5 GPA. The current #1 is a member of Sigma Gamma Tau Aerospace Honors Society and Briaerian Honor Society.
Edmund W. Littlefield
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.
Julien P. Mailland, ΔΔ '98, is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. The Annenberg Fellow has previously studied at New York University School of Law, Berkeley Law at the University of California, and University of Paris II School of Law. Mailland has had numerous articles published in the communications and legal fields. In addition to his academic and professional pursuits, Mailland volunteers as a Chi Psi program facilitator.
Russ M. Johnson Fellowship
The Johnson Scholarship was made possible by a gift from Russ M. Johnson, Γ ‘31, and was first awarded in 1998.
Michael Pry, E ‘12, studies classical archaeology at the University of Michigan. The current #1 has served Alpha Epsilon as External Social Chair, Recruitment Chair and #5 and is Vice President of Finance for Michigan's Health and Medical Sciences Club. Pry is the youngest member of the 2009-2010 archaeological Field School at Gabii in Italy.
Kendall Weir, Φ ‘12, studies economics and Mandarin Chinese at Hamilton College with a 3.63 GPA and is a consistent member of the Dean's List.
Jane and Stanley Birge Fellowship
The Jane and Stanley Birge Fellowship was first awarded in 1980. Stanley Birge, X ‘08, I ‘18, 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.
Daniel Kluttz, Σ ‘05, is currently a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. He has previously studied at the University of North Carolina School of Law and the University of North Carolina. Kluttz is the recipient of the Jacob K. Javits Graduate Fellowship and the Edmund C. Lynch Academic Fellowship. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the American Sociological Association and the North Carolina State Bar and has been recognized with the Gressman-Pollitt Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy.
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 father, brother, cousin, uncle, and brother-in-law were among his Chi Psi relatives.
Gary Bedrosian, Φ ‘12, studies biology and Hispanic studies at Hamilton College with a 3.55 GPA. He has received the SAAC Scholar Athlete Award and Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize. A 2008, 2009 and 2010 member of the Liberty League All-Academic Team for Men's Soccer, Bedrosian has been published in Hamilton's fall 2009 edition of "Encuentros” and is a consistent member of the Dean's List.
Edmund C. Lynch, Jr. Fellowships
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 the Educational Trust. His personal generosity helped insure the futures of Alpha Iota Delta and Alpha Omicron Delta. The Lynch Fellowship is awarded to the following Brothers:
Giffin Daughtridge, Σ ‘11, studied biology and Spanish at the University of North Carolina with a 3.89 GPA. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the University Honors Program. Daughtridge is a previous recipient of the Harold G. "Bones” Lundberg Scholarship.
Daniel Kim, X ‘14, studies medicine at Harvard Medical School with a 4.0 GPA and studied neuroscience and music at Amherst College. The Jeffries J. Wyman Fellow and Scholars in Medicine Fellow is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and has received the Manstein Family Award, Frank Fowler Dow Prize, James Olds Memorial Neuroscience Award, Dean of Faculty Award, Lindin Family Award and ESPN the Magazine All-District Honors. He has received a number of fellowships and grants for his research in neurobiology as well as being recognized as an ITA Scholar-Athlete and All-Academic NESCAC First-Team Athlete.
Henry E. Bartels Fellowship
In 2008, Henry E. Bartels, P ‘45, Ψ ‘48 and his wife, Nancy, created a fellowship for The Chi Psi Educational Trust designed to fund the graduate-level education of Chi Psi's most stellar scholars. Selection for this award honors outstanding scholastic achievement and dedicated pursuit of academic excellence.
Benjamin Dropkin, Φ ‘11, studies biology at Hamilton College with a 4.0 GPA. A consistent member of the Dean's List, he is a recipient of the 2008 Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize, the 2009 Harold G. Bones Lundberg Scholarship and the 2011 Warren Wright Prize for Public speaking.
Douglas M. Young Fellowship
In 2005, Douglas M. Young, DDS, Σ ‘55, and his wife Ursula created the Douglas M. Young, DDS Fellowship of The Chi Psi Educational Trust. Brother Young recently retired from a successful dentistry practice in Winston Salem, North Carolina, and was instrumental to the founding of Alpha Upsilon Delta at Wake Forest University.
Luke Habegger, Σ ‘07, studies medicine at the University of North Carolina with a 3.88 GPA. He has previously studied curriculum, instruction and urban leadership at the University of Colorado – Denver and biology and English at the University of North Carolina. As an undergraduate, he was a member of the University of North Carolina's Honors College and consistently earned Dean's List recognition. The Phi Beta Kappa member graduated from the University of Colorado-Denver Graduate School with Summa Cum Laude distinction.
Charles E. Merrill Fellowships
The Charles E. Merrill Fellowship was first awarded in 1960. Charles E. Merrill, X ‘08, 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.
Cameron Wall, ZΔ ‘11, studied political science and religious studies at the University of Illinois. The James Scholar is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Golden Key, Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society and Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honors Society. He has also been awarded Departmental Distinction.
Alex R. Knodell, I ‘07, is a doctoral candidate at the Joukosky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University and a regular member at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Knodell has received a number of scholarships and fellowships, including the Edmund C. Lynch Fellowship, Clifford H. Williams Scholarship and Harold G. Lundburg Scholarship from The Chi Psi Educational Trust.