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Do Your Holiday Shopping with Amazon SmileDecember 05, 2022

The holiday season is upon us, and with that, it typically means giving gifts to the ones that we love the most. Start your shopping through Amazon Smile to make your dollar go farther and support the Phi Sigma Rho Foundation. For each qualified item purchased, Amazon will donate 0.5% when you select the Phi Sigma Rho Foundation as your charity of choice. It also makes it easy to set up on the…

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Leadership Scholarships for University of Houston and Texas A&M University Now Available! November 29, 2022

University of Houston and Texas A&M Leadership Scholarships are now available through the Phi Rho Portal! These two scholarships were made possible through the Houston Alumnae Organization Chapter Fund with the Phi Sigma Rho Foundation. Each scholarship is worth $1,000 to be used towards 2023-2024 academic year tuition and fees only.  Applications for these two scholarships are due April 1, 202…

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Build the future for Phi Sigma Rho this #GivingTuesdayNovember 29, 2022

Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving back and generosity. Today, the Phi Sigma Rho Foundation asks for your support for educational and charitable programs that benefit and enhance the Phi Rho experience for our sisters and communities. Our hope is that you choose to celebrate Giving Tuesday with us this year.    This year, the Phi Sigma Rho Foundation gave 8 deserving sisters $1,00…

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Applications for the EDGE Grant due December 15th! November 28, 2022

The Engineering Development and Growth Experience (EDGE) Grant - $1,000 grant opportunity - is available to apply for on the Phi Rho Portal that supports collegiate Phi Sigma Rho members involved in hands-on science and engineering-based projects. These grants will support technical projects led by sisters of Phi Sigma Rho that will ultimately develop their leadership, financial, and project…

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Shop AmazonSmile to Support the Phi Sigma Rho SisterhoodNovember 07, 2022

The holiday season is quickly coming, and with that, it typically means giving gifts to the ones that we love the most. Start your shopping through Amazon Smile to make your dollar go farther and support the Phi Sigma Rho Foundation. For each qualified item purchased, Amazon will donate 0.5% when you select the Phi Sigma Rho Foundation as your charity of choice. It also makes it easy to set up on…

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Phi Sigma Rho Foundation Announces the DreamGirls GrantNovember 07, 2022

The Phi Sigma Rho Foundation is happy to announce the availability of a new grant available November 1st! DreamGirls Grants will provide service and leadership opportunities for active and alumnae organizations of Phi Sigma Rho to support the next generation of women in engineering through engineering-focused programming for middle school girls. These programs will be transferable to schools…

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Supporting Engineering and Leadership through the new EDGE Grants! October 20, 2022

Attention all collegiate members: The Engineering Development and Growth Experience (EDGE) Grant -  $1,000 grant opportunity - is available to apply for on the Phi Rho Portal that supports collegiate Phi Sigma Rho members involved in hands-on science and engineering-based projects. These grants will support technical projects led by sisters of Phi Sigma Rho that will ultimately develop their…

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Light the Night with the Phi Sigma Rho Foundation!October 13, 2022

Each year, chapters and alumnae organizations unite to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through Light the Night walks.  This year, 17 chapters have signed on for walks across the country to help bring light to darkness.  If you haven’t already, please consider supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through our Light the Night page - https://pages.lls.org/ltn/2022/phisigmarho…

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Scholarship & Grant Opportunities Now Available!October 02, 2022

The Phi Sigma Rho Foundation is happy to announce the release of its 6 annual scholarship opportunities and one new grant opportunity. The Merit, Leadership, Philanthropy and Service, Sarah Rogers McClure Memorial, Francis J. Monigan Memorial, and Anne Louise Roach Legacy Scholarships are all available on the Phi Rho Portal. Each scholarship is worth $1,000. The scholarships are open from October…

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Celebrate Phi Sigma Rho's Founders' Day! September 12, 2022

On September 24th, join the Foundation in wishing Phi Sigma Rho a Happy Birthday through a donation! Imagine what we can do together. This year, the Foundation was able to provide one of the largest LEAP grants to date to the Sorority for National Conference, which we hope to continue to increase in the future. With your help, we could be closer to our long term goal to endow our scholarships and…

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Volunteer with Phi Sigma Rho FoundationAugust 28, 2022

The Phi Sigma Rho Foundation is seeking several volunteers to fill open positions within our organization. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the organization and develop professional and personal leadership skills. See below for details regarding each position. If you are interested in learning more about any of these openings, please don’t hesitate to email contact…

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Create your team for 2022 Light the Night for the Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyAugust 08, 2022

Light the Night season is just around the corner. Start your fundraising efforts now! If your chapter is planning on participating, you can create your chapter team now. Visit the Phi Sigma Rho Light the Night Team Page. Teams should link through the national team and be named under the following format. Not using the team name format may make it hard to find your chapters efforts if not…

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2022 Scholarship Recipients AnnouncedJuly 25, 2022

The Foundation was honored to award 8 - $1,000 scholarships to outstanding Phi Rhos across the nation. It was the first year we were able to award two chapter-based scholarships through the chapter fund established by the Houston Alumnae Organization. This year’s recipients of the Phi Sigma Rho Foundation scholarships include: Merit Scholarship: Kanika Yadav, University of Pittsburgh - Zeta…

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Light the Night Fundraisers Recognized at National ConferenceJuly 18, 2022

The Phi Sigma Rho Foundation works to unite the philanthropic efforts of the chapters, actives, and alumnae through the Light the Night fundraiser by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Below are this year’s top chapters and individuals. This year, Phi Sigma Rho members raised over $38,000 for LLS! Top Chapters: Alpha-Eta – Vanderbilt University; $6,085 Beta – The Ohio State University; $5,61…

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Read the 2021 Annual Report from the Phi Sigma Rho Foundation July 01, 2022

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Phi Sigma Rho Foundation, we are honored to bring you the 2021 Annual Report. Learn more about our fundraising efforts, grants, and scholarship programs, and read through as we recognize our generous donors who have supported us last year and throughout the past. Read the 2021 Annual Report. Find past versions of our annual report here.

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Help Fund the Sarah Rogers McClure Memorial ScholarshipJune 15, 2021

The Sarah Rogers McClure Memorial Scholarship was generously developed in honor of Sarah Rogers McClure, a beloved Purdue chapter alumnae who passed away with cancer in December 2010. Since 2013, eight sisters of Phi Sigma Rho have received this $1,000 scholarship in her name. It is the Foundation’s goal for sisters to be able to receive this scholarship for years to come; therefore, we are aiming…

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2021 Scholarship Applications are Now Available on Phi Rho PortalOctober 04, 2020

We are able to offer SIX unique scholarships to help aid our sisters in their academic endeavors for the upcoming academic year. Head over to the Portal to learn about the scholarships offered and download your applications! We have also developed a Slack channel to discuss all things scholarships! Be sure to get a head start before the March 1st deadline sneaks up! If you have any questions…

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2020 Scholarship RecipientsSeptember 28, 2020

Merit Scholarship: Hannah Todd, University of Cincinnati - Alpha Beta Leadership Scholarship: Brooke Lanier, University of Nevado, Reno - Alpha Sigma Sarah Rogers McClure Memorial Scholarship: Logan Smesrud, Oregon State University - Sigma Philanthropy and Service Scholarship: Stephanie Lee, University of California, Los Angeles - Nu Francis J. Monigan Memorial Scholarship: Renee Pelan, Wright…

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The Phi Sigma Rho Foundation Announces Orchid Relief Grant Program!May 05, 2020

From now until June 15th, actives and alumnae pursuing degrees in the current or upcoming term who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 should complete the online application found under the Grants tab above. Grants of up to $500 will be given in one payment to approved applicants upon receipt of complete application, supporting materials and approval by the Grant Committee. Applications…

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Scholarship Applications are due TODAY! March 01, 2020

Just a reminder that all scholarship applications are due TODAY, March 1st. Be sure to email your application in PDF form to Samantha Rohner at scholarship@phisigmarhofoundation.org by 11:59 PM Sunday night. Please don't hesitate to email Samantha with any questions you may have regarding the scholarship application process.

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Volunteer with Us! March 01, 2020

Are you creative, organized, and always on social media? Are you detail oriented, love scholarship, and love learning about our sisters’ goals and successes? Want to give back to the sisterhood through volunteering? Volunteer with the Phi Sigma Rho Foundation. We are actively looking for volunteers to serve on the 2020 scholarship committee and publicity committee. If you are interested or would…

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Send the Gift of Love to Your Sisters for Galentine's Day! February 01, 2020

Celebrate your Phi Rho Love this season by sending a Galentine to your sister! For $10 each, the Phi Sigma Rho Foundation will send your personalized message to any Phi Rho sister on February 13. Purchase your Galentine for your sisters here: https://www.classy.org/campaign/c267536 Once the purchase is complete, fill out the Google Form and enter in the information of the sister you would like…

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Shop Amazon Smile in honor of the Foundation's 15th Anniversary!February 01, 2020

Do you find yourself routinely shopping off the Amazon app on your Android device? If so, be sure to update your settings to default to Amazon Smile in support of the Foundation. For every purchase you make, AmazonSmile donates 0.5% on qualified purchases to the nonprofit of your choice, at no extra cost to you. This can be a big difference for the Phi Sigma Rho Foundation so be sure to update…

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Help Us Close the Gap on Light the Night 2019! November 30, 2019

We are less than $4,000 away from our Light the Night fundraising goal! We have currently raised a total of $34,049! Donating even a small gift today will make us one step closer to raising the last $3,951 needed to reach our 2019 fundraising goal of $38,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on behalf of Phi Sigma Rho! Our teams are SO CLOSE to meeting our 2019 fundraising goal, so we ask…

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Winter break is a great opportunity to fill out your scholarship applications! November 30, 2019

Applications for the Leadership, Merit, Sarah Rogers McClure Memorial, and Philanthropy and Service scholarships can be downloaded from the Foundation Scholarship page! Applications for the Anne Louise Roach Legacy scholarship and the Francis J. Monigan Memorial scholarship will be available for download soon. Each scholarship requires 1-2 letters of recommendation, so don't hesitate and start…

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Shop Amazon Smile on Black Friday & Cyber Monday!November 29, 2019

Use Amazon Smile during Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping! Make your dollar go further by shopping with AmazonSmile! Go to amazonsmile.com, and select Phi Sigma Rho Foundation as your charity of choice to have 0.05% of your qualifying purchases donated to the Foundation.

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Join the Final StepBet of the Season!November 27, 2019

Join in on the game today! Download the StepBet app and search game code "PhiSigmaRho" to join. The initial bet is $40 and if you meet your step goals for 6 weeks, you'll be a winner! At the end of the game, 60% of the pot will be donated to the Foundation, 30% will go to the winners, and StepBet will keep 10%. If you win, you are guaranteed at least your $40 back. This is a great way to hold…

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Join Us in Building the Future for our SistersNovember 25, 2019

Our goal this year is to raise $15,000 for the General Fund. While other funds are restricted in their use, this will allow the Foundation to use these funds towards the area of greatest need as we move forward toward achieving our future goals, including: Creating new scholarships; Endowing our current scholarships; Increasing grant funding at Conference and Convention; Establishing new ways to…

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Phi Sigma Rho Foundation Announces Partnership with DreamGirls Initiative!October 04, 2019

Starting in Spring 2020, this partnership will provide service and leadership opportunities for active and alumnae organizations of Phi Sigma Rho to support the next generation of women in engineering through engineering-focused programming for middle school girls. These programs will be transferable to schools, Scout troops, community shelters, and more! Additional details and information will…

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Happy Founder's Day Phi Sigma Rho! September 24, 2019

In celebration of Phi Sigma Rho’s 35th anniversary, the Foundation is hosting the Founder’s Day of Giving campaign. The Foundation asks that you help us celebrate this milestone by donating $35 or $350 to the Foundation. As the sorority expands, the Foundation needs your help to continue to meet the needs of our growing chapters through scholarships, LEAP grants, and endowments. Donations can be…

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Two New Scholarship OpportunitiesAugust 01, 2019

It is our privilege to announce that starting next year, the Phi Sigma Rho Foundation will be providing SIX scholarship opportunities to its members, with the recent addition of the Francis J. Monigan Memorial Scholarship and Anne Louise Roach Legacy Scholarship. These scholarships mark special moments in time for our incredible donor families, and the Foundation is honored to be a part of their…

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2018 Light the Night Fundraisers RecognizedJuly 28, 2019

We are proud to announce that Phi Sigma Rho exceeded our 2018 goal of raising $35,000 on behalf of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through Light the Night by $685! Below were our top chapters and individual fundraisers that were recognized during the Foundation Luncheon. Together, Phi Rho's are making a difference through these campaigns. A huge thanks to each of the chapters that participated…

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Pyramid of Penguins Success for LEAP Grants!July 28, 2019

Our goals were exceedingly surpassed during the Pyramid of Penguins Campaign that was held at Convention. Together, Phi Rho sisters and friends raised over $15,000 in donations for LEAP programming. This is equivalent to the amount approved for this year’s Convention grant and what is projected for next year’s Conference! Congratulations to the top three chapters: Purdue - Alpha Ohio State – Beta…

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2019 Scholarship Award Winners AnnouncedJuly 28, 2019

At Convention, we had the privilege of providing four $1,000 scholarships. Thank you to the Scholarship Committee who volunteered to read the applications. Most importantly, thank you to all of the donors who made these scholarships possible. Merit Scholarship: Brianna Mancuso, University of Connecticut - Theta Leadership Scholarship: Alison Michalke, Cleveland State University - Colony Sarah…

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2019-2021 Board of Directors AnnouncementJuly 28, 2019

2019-2021 Board of Directors Announcement We would like to welcome the new Board of Directors for the 2019-2021 term! President: Janelle Becker, Ohio State - Beta Vice President of Programming: Victoria Platt, Ohio State - Beta Vice President of Donor Engagement: Elana Chapman, Dayton - Gamma Vice President of Publicity: Kendall Murphy, Kentucky - Epsilon Vice President of Development: Ashley…

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Nominate a Phi Rho for National Council and Foundation BoardMarch 08, 2019

The Nominating Committee is now taking nominations for National Council and Foundation Board of Director positions. Know a fantastic Phi Rho? Nominate her today! Position descriptions, expectations, and the application can be found in the Sisters Only portion of the Phi Sigma Rho Sorority website. All applications are due by February 15. Questions can be directed to Lindsay Gelorme at NCAdvisor…

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The More You Shop, The More You Give!March 08, 2019

Give back to Phi Sigma Rho by shopping with Amazon. By making your everyday purchases through AmazonSmile, a small portion of your purchase will be donated to the Phi Sigma Rho Foundation when its selected as your philanthropy of choice. Prime User? Enjoy all the benefits of AmazonPrime while making your dollar go farther! What are you waiting for? Start shopping and start giving back today!

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New Philanthropy & Service Scholarships AnnouncedMarch 08, 2019

Have you heard?! The Phi Sigma Rho Foundation has announced a new scholarship based around philanthropy and service! The Philanthropy and Service Scholarship is given to a sister who has actively participated in the chapter’s philanthropy and service project for a minimum of 10 hours of community service this academic year, and meaningful participation in Phi Sigma Rho and/or other activities…

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Phi Sigma Rho Foundation raises $5,252 in End of Year CampaignDecember 27, 2018

With the new year coming, our 2018 End of Year Campaign is wrapping up. The Foundation set a goal of raising $9,000, and thanks to our generous donors, we've met over half of this goal. The funds raised during this campaign will go toward funding scholarships for exceptional sisters, supporting grants to the Sorority for LEAP sessions at the Conference and Convention, and providing resources to…

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2018 Scholarship Winners AnnouncedJune 23, 2018

Each year, the Foundation awards three $1,000 scholarships to exceptional Phi Rho sisters. We were pleased to award the 2018 scholarships at National Leadership Conference at Penn State last month, as follows: Riley Blumenfield - Merit Scholarship Camille Stuczynski - Leadership Scholarship Amy Ostrem - Sarah Rogers McClure Memorial Scholarship Congratulations, ladies! Keep an eye out here on the…

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