The Phi Delta Theta Foundation staff and Board of Trustees are pleased to announce that in 2022, over $1 million was granted in scholarships and educational program support. When the Foundation was established sixty-two years ago, it could only give out scholarships, and in its first year, it awarded two scholarships totaling $800. The Foundation reported in the 1961 issue of The Scroll that the Board hoped the number of scholarships would increase over time.
The 1961 Board members would be delighted to learn that today we have over five hundred scholarships and fellowships available and have awarded $593,000 to deserving Phis. In the early 1980s, the Board successfully petitioned the IRS to allow them to expand their reach to support educational programs, such as what was at the time known as the chapter consultant program. This support has grown today to support the McKenzie Family Presidents Leadership Conference, Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute, Shaffer Honors College of Leadership, Ihlenfeld Online University, and the Live-In Leadership Adviser program. The Phi Delta Theta Foundation supports these programs with approximately $473,000 annually.
On behalf of the award recipients, the program participants, and the Phi Delta Theta Foundation Board of Trustees, thank you to every donor to the Phi Delta Theta Foundation. You can help keep this momentum going by donating today at phideltatheta.org/donate.