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Merit Scholarship Program

The Beta Theta Pi Foundation awards roughly 100 tuition-based scholarships each year to Betas, and sons/daughters of Betas. Several scholarships are restricted to particular chapters/fields of study according to terms of the original endowment. Scholarships are awarded based on final scores from a three-judge panel — the higher the score, the higher the award.

Again, these merit scholarships are tuition-based scholarships, and the award must be applied toward tuition at the awardee's local University or College. For more information about this year's scholarship opportunities, see below. If you have any questions about this year's Merit Scholarships, contact Beta's director of development, Laura Lednik.

Merit Scholarships - Betas Only

Details: Last year, the Beta Theta Pi Foundation awarded $110,900 in 92 tuition-based Merit Scholarships to initiated Beta undergraduates or graduate students, with awards ranging from $275 to $2,325. Merit Scholarship applications are evaluated by a panel of independent judges and all applicants are notified of the results in July of each year.

Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate student initiated members of Beta Theta Pi who will be enrolled as full-time students in the 2020-21 academic year are eligible to apply for Merit Scholarships this fiscal year. Previous Foundation Merit Scholarships recipients are not eligible.

Usage: Awards must be applied toward tuition at the winner's local University or College.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted online by April 15 annually.

Application: Online applications open February 1.

Merit Scholarships - Sons and Daughters of Betas (Brooks and Previdi)

Details: The Beta Theta Pi Foundation offers two scholarship funds each year that provide tuition assistance to sons or daughters of members of Beta Theta Pi. In 2020, the Seth R. and Corinne H. Brooks Memorial Scholarship will produce two scholarships ($1,325 each) and the Caroline Previdi of Sandy Hook Elementary Memorial Scholarship will produce two scholarships ($1,200 each).

Eligibility: Any student who will be attending college full-time in the 2020-21 academic year (including post graduate students) and is the son or daughter of a Beta alumnus is eligible to apply. The Caroline Previdi of Sandy Hook Elementary Memorial Scholarship is restricted to individuals majoring in Education.

Usage: Awards must be applied toward tuition at the winner's local University or College.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted online by April 15 annually.

Application: Online applications open February 1.