About The Awards
The Phi Delta Theta Canadian Foundation is pleased to give awards each year to undergraduates who demonstrate financial need and exemplary commitment to leadership, scholarship, their campus, and community.
Every Canadian chapter and emerging chapter can nominate one individual for each pathway below. While preference may be given to members of Phi Delta Theta, all students currently enrolled, as a full-time undergraduate, in a university where Phi Delta Theta has a chapter in Canada, will be considered. In this instance, non-initiated, eligible students may forego the nomination process and indicate their desire to apply for awards in either pathway directly to the Foundation.
The Academic Pathway
The Academic Pathway recognizes those undergraduates who have a well-rounded commitment to university, campus, or community involvement, as well as a strong emphasis on academic achievement. Financial need is also considered. The top academic award winner from across Canada each year is recognized as the J. Fred Green Award winner.
The Leadership Pathway
The Leadership Pathway recognizes those undergraduates who demonstrate their leadership abilities and achievements in the university, chapter, on campus, or in the community. Financial need is also considered. While academic proficiency is considered, scholastic excellence is not emphasized to the same degree as in the Academic Pathway. The top leadership award winner from across Canada each year is recognized as the D. Grant Loree Leadership Award winner.
Any undergraduate at a Canadian university where Phi Delta Theta has a chapter is eligible for Phi Delta Theta Canadian Foundation awards, and all that meet these requirements are highly encouraged to apply. Every Canadian chapter or emerging chapter can submit the name(s) of, at most, two nominees.
- Must be a full-time undergraduate student currently enrolled in a Canadian university at which Phi Delta Theta has a chapter or emerging chapter.
- A nominee must, at the time of application, have at least one more term of full-time studies to complete before receiving a university recognized undergraduate degree. If the nominee is graduating later in the year for which they are applying, they are eligible.
- A chapter or emerging chapter may nominate a member, Phikeia, or a non-Phi that meets the nomination criteria.
- At most, for each chapter, one of these nominees may be nominated for consideration in the Leadership Pathway, and one for consideration in the Academic Pathway.
- Chapters must select their nominee(s) by no later than the deadline noted in the Call for Nomination notice that is sent to each chapter President and Scholarship Chairman early in the new year.
- The chapter president or scholarship chairman shall submit the completed nomination form to the Canadian Foundation by no later than the deadline noted in the call for nomination notice.
- Once nominated, the individual(s) apply for a Canadian Foundation award via a survey link supplied by the Foundation.
Note: Non-Phis may contact the Canadian Foundation directly for information on how to apply for an award.
Details will be provided to each nominee and applicant, and include:
- University academic transcript
- Two letters of recommendation
- Listing of extra-curricular involvement in campus, community organizations (including Greek-letter societies), sports teams, and philanthropic endeavors
- A personal statement on why they are applying
- A photo (suitable for publication, if granted an award)
Awards will be announced during the Foundation’s national awards broadcast on YouTube in the spring.