Applications for 2021 are CLOSED.
The Chi Psi Educational Trust awards a number of graduate fellowships annually. Below is a list of all fellowships offered. Applications for the 2021 year are now closed. Applications for 2022 will re-open in February 2022.
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, Φ '34, Edmund W. Littlefield, ΓΔ '36, James J. Hagen, ΘΔ '63, and Russ M. Johnson, Γ '70.
The Hank and Nancy Bartels Fellowship
Henry E. Bartels, P '45, Ψ '48, studied two years at Rutgers and then entered the U.S. Navy during WWII to serve as a Naval Aviator. After the War, Br. 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 the community and to Chi Psi.
The Jane and Stanley Birge Fellowship
The Jane and Stanley Birge Fellowship was first awarded in 1980. Stanley Birge, X 1908, I 1918, 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, KΔ '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, X 1908, was the 10th President of Chi Psi and the 18th recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. Br. 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., 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 1918. 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, Σ '55, and his wife, Ursula, created the Douglas M. Young, DDS Fellowship within The Chi Psi Educational Trust. Br. Young recently retired from a successful dentistry practice in Winston-Salem, NC, 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, EΔ '78. Br. 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.