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Graduate Fellowships
Graduate Fellowship Applications are open for 2020.

Applications are due by MIDNIGHT on May 1, 2020.



In addition to the undergraduate scholarships, The Chi Psi Educational Trust awards a number of graduate fellowships annually. Below is a list of all fellowships offered.

General Scholarship and Fellowship Fund

The Chi Psi Educational Trust maintains a general scholarship and fellowship fund. The selection committee grants awards from this fund to deserving applicants in honor of all who have contributed to help build the endowment over the years, especially Coleman Burke, Phi 1934, Edmund W. Littlefield, Gamma Delta 1936, James J. Hagen, Theta Delta 1963, and Russ M. Johnson, Gamma 1970.


The Hank and Nancy Bartels Fellowship

Henry E. Bartels, Rho ’45, Psi ’48, studied two years at Rutgers and then entered the U.S. Navy during WWII to serve as a Naval Aviator. After the War, Brother Bartels completed his undergraduate education at Cornell. The Bartels Fellowship will be awarded annually to two recipients deemed the most outstanding applicants based on their undergraduate academic record, graduate test scores, the level of difficultly involved with their particular fields of study, and service to community and to Chi Psi. 



The Jane and Stanley Birge Fellowship

The Jane and Stanley Birge Fellowship was first awarded in 1980. Stanley Birge, Chi '08, Iota '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.



The Edmund C. Lynch Fellowship

The Edmund C. Lynch Fellowship was first awarded in 1987. Brother Lynch, Kappa Delta '48, is the 89th recipient of the Distinguished Service Award and has 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 Charles E. Merrill Fellowship

The Charles E. Merrill Fellowship was first awarded in 1960. Charles E. Merrill, Chi '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.



The Peter Paul Miller Educational Travel Grant

In 2000, Brothers Peter P. Miller Jr., Psi '44; Richard S. Miller, Psi '56; and their sister Elizabeth M. Francis created the Peter Paul Miller Scholarship to honor their father, Peter Paul Miller, Psi '18. In 2011, the family chose to repurpose the scholarship as the Peter Paul Miller Educational Travel Grant. The award is available for both packaged study abroad programs and those more freeform and unique educational experiences developed by the participant. Eligible participants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program and must meet the general scholarship or fellowship requirements held by The Chi Psi Educational Trust, Inc. Recipients will be asked to prepare an article detailing their experiences for The Purple and Gold.

Note: Any undergraduate applying for the Miller Travel Grant must also provide the information outlined in the Miller Travel Grant Addendum.


The Douglas M. Young, DDS Fellowship

In 2005 Doug Young, Sigma `55, and his wife Ursula created the Douglas M. Young, DDS Fellowship within 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.  The Young Fellowship is awarded to a Chi Psi who is enrolled in a dental, medical or veterinary graduate program.



The Chi Psi Educational Trust Medical Fellowship

The Chi Psi Educational Trust Medical Fellowship was established in 2015 by Dr. Kevin D. Martin, Epsilon Delta `78. Brother Martin received the Watkins Medical fellowship from the Trust before entering Vanderbilt Medical School. He has since specialized in vascular surgery for over 20 years. His gift renews a medical fellowship for the Trust. The recipient of this fellowship will be a Brother accepted to study for the Doctorate of Medicine or Doctorate of Osteopathy degree at a medical or osteopathic school. Recipients will receive funds from the endowment each of his four years of medical school.


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