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Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation Announces the Iota Nu Jackie Brown Memorial Scholarship

The Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation introduces the Iota Nu Jackie Brown Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established by Phi Sigma Sigma’s Iota Nu Chapter at Sacred Heart University in loving memory of their chapter sister, Jackie Brown, who lost her battle with rhabdomyosarcoma on November 1, 2022.

“Jackie had a lasting impact on her chapter sisters and members of the Sacred Heart University community. We are honored to help Jackie's legacy live on and continue to make an impact on Phi Sigma Sigma sisters through the Jackie Brown Memorial Scholarship,” said Foundation President Vanessa Freeman Zerhusen.

The Iota Nu Jackie Brown Memorial Scholarship will be available for undergraduate and graduate women who reflect the values and characteristics of beloved Iota Nu sister, Jackie Brown. Priority will be given to sisters of the Iota Nu Chapter who are working towards a career in any area of marketing.

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.



The Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation is proud to fund leadership programming, offer scholarships and educational grants, and provide resources for philanthropic and service-oriented events directly benefitting our collegiate and alumnae sisters, as well as the world around us. The Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation’s philanthropic cause is School and College Readiness. Our members support their local Title I school partners through a variety of initiatives designed to meet the specific needs of each community. From equipping students with the necessary tools to succeed through school supply drives and backpack and pencil builds, to supporting enriching extracurricular activities as volunteers and planning innovative leader programming, our members continue to foster the next generation of leaders. Learn more at


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