Scholarship Opportunities  

          The Pi Deuteron chapter at the University of Kansas is one of the oldest Phi Gamma Delta has to offer. Dating back to 1881, we have an enormous amount of graduate brothers and history funding an extensive amount of scholarships. Below are just a few of the many opportunities each initiated brother has at receiving financial aid and rewards from within the chapter alone.


Scholarship Lived out:

Scholarship is something our chapter prides itself on focusing on throughout the entire year. We continually add more and more aspects to our scholarship program so our brothers have the tools they need to achieve success.

This semester, our chapter installed seven whiteboards and refurbished the scholarship room in effort to provide a better atmosphere for studies. We intend to continually improve our scholarship room in the near future.

1) We've recently introduced a scholarship for final exams. This plan was set to encourage the best performance possible on final exams, as they are typically the highest percentage of one's grades for a semester. 

2) Academic Advisors: To assure that the incoming pledge class adjusts well to the college atmosphere we now set them up with Academic Advisors. These are generally upperclassman in the house that are in the same major or field as they may be. Each individual is assigned one, and they are intended to be their mentor for the beginning of their college experience.


International Phi Gamma Delta Scholarships

All new initiates are eligible to receive a $250 scholarship from nationals if they achieve a 3.2 GPA or better their pledge semester.

For more scholarships, take a look at the scholarships page.


Our Chapter's Scholarships

More information will be provided to members by the Scholarship Chairmen throughout the school year.

1.      The Horejsi Scholarship Program: The Horejsi Scholarships were established in 2017 with a gift of $500,000 from Pi Deuteron graduates Stewart and John Horejsi.  The purpose of the scholarships is to attract superior students with outstanding scholastic performance and leadership skills to our chapter.  The scholarship awards in the amount of $5,000 each will be distributed annually to the five top performers in the pledge class based on grades and community service.  These awards will continue to be made to members of the class during the four years they are students at the University.  Grades will be computed from the combined results of the Fall and Spring classes and the awards will be paid to the University to help defray the cost of tuition.   The scholarships will be awarded to members of the 2018-2019 pledge class and each class thereafter through 2022 with the final awards being made when the pledge class of 2022 graduates in 2025.  Continuation of the scholarship grants beyond 2025 will depend on the scholarship performance of the chapter during the period the grants are awarded.  The ultimate objective of these scholarships is to create a lasting culture of scholastic success for all members of Pi Deuteron that will lead to the personal success of the members after graduation.   For our chapter, the graduates hope for the continuance of our reputation of being the best of the best among fraternities at the University of Kansas.

2.     The Payne Family Scholarships: Awarded in the fall and spring based on an application process.

The recipients must satisfy the following criteria: 

1.              Scholarships are based on financial need.

2.              Applicants must have no less than a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

3.              Recipients must be living in the Chapter house and be a sophomore, junior or senior during the school year for which the scholarship is awarded.

4.              Acceptance of a scholarship award imposes an obligation to begin and complete full-time study in the semester following the semester in which the award is granted.

Awards are to be applied to tuition.


3.     David E. Norris Scholarships: Awarded in the spring at the Scholarship Dinner based on nominations by class.

Outstanding senior

Outstanding junior

Outstanding sophomore

The recipients must satisfy the following criteria:

1.              Live in the Chapter house; house bill current; and carry at least 12 hours.

2.              The average of the previous two semesters must equal a 3.0 GPA.

3.              Must have been involved in at least one major activity on campus or in the fraternity house.

4.              Must have exemplified leadership in the house.

5.              Must be nominated by the members of his respected class brothers (no more than three members of a class may be nominated).

6.              Must submit a written resume¢ explaining in detail his qualifications.  The resume¢ must also carry the signature of the Purple Legionnaire. 


4.     Helen Moore Memorial Scholarship: Awarded at the Scholarship Dinner in the spring for the previous fall semester to the highest academic performance of the newly initiated members (Honor Initiate).


5.     Lee Phillips Scholarships: Awarded at the Scholarship Dinner in the spring for GPA earned in the previous fall semester.

-       Honor senior – highest GPA

-       Honor junior – highest GPA

-       Honor sophomore – highest GPA

-       Most improved brother

Must live in the Chapter house; house bill current; and carry at least 12 hours.


6.     June Ritchie Memorial Scholarships: Awarded each fall semester at the Norris Pig Dinner, based on the previous year spring semester.

-       Top Ten GPA’s are awarded scholarships based on spring semester grades

Must live in the Chapter house; house bill current; and carry at least 12 hours.


7.     Robert P. Racliffe Brotherhood Award: 

Awarded at the Scholarship Dinner in the spring to recognize the member of the Senior Class who most emulates good brotherhood.  Nominations must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, be current on his house bill and live in the house.