Congratulations, 2020–2021 Scholarship Recipients!

“I am thankful to have sisters and friends in Pi Beta Phi who support my academic endeavors and future goals. I hope one day I will be able to help sisters achieve their goals, just as you are helping me achieve mine.”  
— Pi Beta Phi Foundation Scholarship Recipient

Thanks to the generosity of Pi Phis, parents and friends, Pi Beta Phi Foundation is able to support our members’ academic goals with scholarship awards. Through undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships and Alumnae Continuing Education (ACE) Scholarships, Pi Phis can achieve their academic potential and pursue their dreams. 

We are excited to announce that 116 Pi Phis will receive scholarships for the 2020–2021 academic year totaling $272,900. The women selected to receive scholarships and fellowships demonstrate financial need in addition to exceptional academic achievement and service to Pi Beta Phi and their communities.  

Read the complete list of scholarship and fellowship recipients here. 

Congratulations to all the women receiving awards, and thank you to the members of the scholarship committees for the many hours spent reviewing applications! 

Did you know? 

  • Foundation scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 academic year will open November 15, 2020. Learn more about the application process. 

  • Foundation scholarships are awarded based on eligibility of applicants and availability of funds. Awards may vary from year to year as the amounts are entirely dependent on the income available. See the full list of available scholarships. 

  • Scholarship applicants balance rigorous academic schedules, community service and jobs while in school. Many also have significant financial need and rely on scholarships to help them pay for school.     

  • In keeping with our Foundation’s investment policy, our scholarship funds are valued as of December 31 each year and award amounts are determined in late January. While 2019 ended with an exceptionally strong market, our economy has changed with the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because our investment policies are designed to responsibly steward resources and maintain consistency from year to year, we’re able to award scholarship amounts as approved by our Trustees in early 2020. We hope these need-based awards provide needed financial assistance to our members and help them continue their education in these challenging times. Thank you to all the sisters and friends who make these scholarships possible through gifts to our Foundation. Now, more than ever, your support makes an immeasurable difference in the lives of our members.

To learn how you can support Pi Phis through scholarships, contact Director of Operations and Programs Betsy West McCune, Missouri Alpha.

Published June 25, 2020