Scholarships

With the help of our generous donors, the Phi Sigma Rho Foundation has provided scholarships since 2009. ​Recipients are selected on the basis of the applicant's scholastic record, service to Phi Sigma Rho and the community, campus involvement, and recommendations from references.

  • The Foundation currently provides three $1000 scholarships each year.
  • Eligible applicants are undergraduate and graduate members of Phi Sigma Rho in good standing.
  • Scholarship applications are due March 1 each year.
  • Recipients are awarded in July at the National meeting for use in the upcoming academic year.

The Merit Scholarship is given to a sister who has excelled academically, as well as demonstrating exceptional acts of community service; leadership, volunteerism, and meaningful participation in Phi Sigma Rho and/or other activities.  Financial need will not be considered in determining the winner. 

The Leadership Scholarship is given to a sister who is a leader in her chapter and community, demonstrated by exceptional acts of community service; volunteerism; and meaningful participation in Phi Sigma Rho and other activities.  Although academic achievement is not considered in determining the winner of this scholarship, a minimum of a 2.75/4.00 GPA is required to qualify.  Financial need will not be considered in determining the winner.

The Sarah Rogers McClure Memorial Scholarship has been established through the Phi Sigma Rho Foundation in memory of an exception sister.
 
Sara Rogers McClure, from Newburgh, Indiana, joined Phi Sigma Rho in 1988 as part of the Alpha chapter's Epsilon pledge class. She was a caring and hard-working sister and friend. She was known, not only for her commitment and follow-through, but for her kindness, her respect for others, and for being there for others whenever and however she was needed. She had a relentlessly positive attitude and an infections smile. Sarah graduated from Purdue University with a Chemical Engineering Degree in 1991 and went to work for the Department of Energy. In 1995, she took a position with Procter & Gamble as a Health, Safety, and Environmental professional. Sarah married Bill McClure in 2002 and adopted daughter Ann from China in 2004. 
 
Sarah was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002. She fought the disease while moving on with her life and also inspiring and educating others through her involvement with awareness and fundraising campaigns. As a dedicated runner, Sarah continued to run marathons throughout her years of treatment, even after chemotherapy and hip replacement surgery. 
 
Sarah ultimately completed her journey, and sadly, passed away with cancer in December 2010. Not surprisingly, she continued to "give" by donating her body to medical science.
 
Upon her death, a variety of tributes were made in her honor. Notably, donations of over $8,000 wer made in her name to the Komen Tissue Bank, and a conference room as named in her honor at Procter & Gamble, with a plaque reading "In Celebration of Her Service to Others; Your faith, friendship, and courage insipre us and continue to lift us up. Thank you for touching our hearts and lives in such a special way."