2020 Foundation Scholarship Winners



The Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation is pleased to award 60 sisters scholarships and educational grants as a part of the Foundation's annual scholarship program.


Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation is able to give thousands of dollars worth of scholarship and grant money to collegians and alumnae each year. In support of our Founders' mission "the advancement of womanhood," these funds enable sisters to achieve excellence, impact their communities and change the world. Please join us in recognizing this year's winners:


NAMED SCHOLARSHIPS


MARIA ARENA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Funded by the Delta Zeta (Stevens Institute of Technology) Housing Corporation this scholarship is restricted to women majoring in engineering and the sciences. It was the first Foundation scholarship to be endowed by a housing corporation, and was established in memory of Maria Arena, an alumna of the Delta Zeta Chapter at Stevens Institute of Technology. The scholarship is awarded to the most qualified applicant based on academic achievement in the area of engineering, as well as service to sorority, campus and community.


Awarded to Tara Ravoli, Delta Zeta Chapter at Stevens Institute of Technology



HELEN BERKOWITZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Established by Rachel and Valerie Berkowitz in memory of their mother, Helen Berkowitz. This scholarship was created to ensure Helen's memory and love for education, the Fraternity, and her beloved Nu Chapter at the University of Pennsylvania where she served as chapter advisor for many years, would live on. It is awarded primarily on the basis of academic achievement and contribution to sorority and community activities.

Awarded to Malaena Caldwell, Delta Theta Chapter at Oakland University



MARCIE BERSON SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP (New in 2020 - Read More Here)

Established by Marcie Sabrin Berson, Beta Chapter at Tufts University, this scholarship supports sisters who have true financial need, demonstrate strong academic achievement and are committed to service through volunteering, strong chapter participation or high levels of involvement in their campus community.


Awarded to Dori Polovsky, Delta Xi Chapter at Binghamton University of SUNY



BETA ALPHA - NICOLE SCHIFFMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Established by the Beta Alpha (University of Maryland) House Corporation and sisters wishing to honor the memory of collegian Nicole Schiffman, this scholarship is presented to a Beta Alpha member who demonstrates commitment to the Fraternity and its core values above and beyond the norm based on service to sorority, community, campus and fraternity/sorority life.

Awarded to Lois Richman, Beta Alpha Chapter at the University of Maryland - College Park



ARIEL ROSE BLACK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Established by the Theta Iota chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma in memory of their beloved sister, Ariel Rose Black. Ariel was dedicated, hardworking, and aimed high in all that she did. Ariel served her chapter as the scholarship chair, transforming the role of excellence in scholarship within her chapter. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a sister of the Theta Iota chapter who emulates Ariel's commitment to all facets of her life including scholarship, chapter contributions and involvement in her community.

Awarded to Avery Offer, Theta Iota Chapter at the University of Michigan - Flint



VEACHEY R. BLOOM SCHOLARSHIP

Established by Past Grand Archon Veachey R. Bloom (Xi Chapter at Temple University), this award is presented to a Phi Sigma Sigma pursuing a degree in business or a related field with preference given to Human Resources majors. The award is based on service to the community and campus, service to sorority and fraternity/sorority life. Awarded to Hallie Johnson, Delta Delta Chapter at Linfield University



BERTHA & MAC BODIAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Established by Carol Schwartz (Zeta Chapter at University of California- Los Angeles) in loving memory of her mother and father, Bertha and Mac Bodian, who strongly believed in academics and in Phi Sigma Sigma. This scholarship is awarded to a sister who has shown exemplary service and leadership in Phi Sigma Sigma and on her campus. In addition, this woman must exhibit high academic achievement.

Awarded to Michelle Mazzucca, Delta Mu Chapter at William Paterson University



NICOLE HODGINS CAGLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship honors the memory of Epsilon Phi chapter sister Nicole Hodgins Cagle, and is available to undergraduate and graduate sisters. This fund was established to remember an Epsilon Phi Chapter founder, Nicole Marie Hodgins Cagle and to celebrate the Epsilon Phi chapter’s 25th anniversary. Selection of scholarship recipients will be based equally on chapter involvement, campus involvement, community involvement and grade point average, with preference given to Epsilon Phi sisters.

Awarded to Laken Draksler, Gamma Gamma Chapter at Clarion University



CENTENNIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Centennial Scholarship was established by the Centennial Club donors in honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Phi Sigma Sigma as a lasting and generous scholarship that will be awarded annually to a deserving sister so that she may achieve her educational dreams. It is awarded to the Phi Sigma Sigma sister who has demonstrated an "above and beyond" commitment to the Fraternity. The annual recipient is selected based equally on the sister's chapter, campus and community involvement, as well as her outstanding academic achievement. Awarded to Simonne Yet Kwong Horman, Iota Iota Chapter at Grand Valley Stat