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Sigma Nu Illinois Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship

July 1, 2024
Awards Available: 1

Scholarship Description

Every year, we offer the POE Scholarship to a deserving high school senior male who will be attending the University of Illinois, and who exemplifies outstanding qualities in academics, athletics, altruism, and the arts. The scholarship is fully funded by our alumni association. Sigma Nu Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship consists of a one-time direct payment to one University of Illinois freshman male student of $3,000.

Eligibility - Any Senior-level male high school student may apply who: (1) will be an entering freshman student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the fall following the deadline of the scholarship and (2) has achieved a 3.0 out of 4.0 or above grade point average (or such equivalent GPA) in his overall high school academic studies through his junior year in high school.

Applying for the Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship in no way obligates the applicant to join the Sigma Nu Fraternity. Basis of Selection - We are seeking men who are intellectually, morally, and physically capable of leadership in any field. The Committee on Selection of Sigma Nu Fraternity considers the following attributes in its selection of the Pursuit of Excellence Scholar:

Scholastic Achievement of a High Standard; Integrity of Character of the Highest Order; Goal Orientation and Creativity Motivation and Persistence in Pursuing Worthy Goals; Ability to Lead, Communicate Effectively, and Motivate a Team; Network Driven, Extraverted, Demonstrated Interest in One's Fellow Beings; Use of Talents to the Fullest Potential

The distinctiveness of this honor arises from the comprehensive set of attributes considered. Intellectual strength is an obvious prerequisite; however, it is not considered in mere isolation to other qualities. We seek a man with a demonstrated blend of character and intellect to receive this scholarship. Scholarship Search