Phi Sigma Pi offers two major scholarships each year, Richard Cecil Todd & Clauda Pennock Todd Tripod Scholarship and the Rolla F. Wood Graduate Scholarship. The Richard Cecil Todd & Clauda Pennock Todd Tripod Scholarship is for undergraduate and graduating seniors who are Members of Phi Sigma Pi and have been accepted into a graduate program. The Rolla F. Wood Graduate Scholarship is for Members who are currently graduate students.
Congratulations 2014-2015 Scholarship Recipients!
The 2014-2015 scholarship recipients were introduced at the 2015 National Convention 53rd Annual Banquet and Awards Presentation.
Richard Cecil Todd & Clauda Pennock Todd Tripod Scholarship Recipients
Savannah Little (Delta Eta Chapter ‘15)
Savannah Little (Delta Eta Chapter ’15) graduated from Illinois State University in May with a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Little joined Phi Sigma Pi in 2012 and has served as President, Fellowship Chair, Leadership Chair and Scholarship Chair. Little plans to continue her education by attending Graduate School at Illinois State University for Speech-Language Pathology.
After seven semesters with Phi Sigma Pi, I have grown exponentially as a Brother, student, friend, leader, philanthropist, future professional and as a person. Phi Sigma Pi has molded my college career into something I never could have imagined; and experiences I have encountered as a result of Phi Sigma Pi have changed the course of my life.
Nicole Moody (Gamma Tau Chapter ‘15)
Nicole Moody (Gamma Tau Chapter ‘15) graduated from Tulane University in May with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Moody joined Phi Sigma Pi in 2012 and has served as Service Chair, Scholarship Chair and Vice President of her local Chapter. Moody plans to go to Graduate School and continue her education at Tulane University’s School of Science and Engineering.
Phi Sigma Pi has made me a more effective leader, a more dedicated scholar and a better person that I was before joining this Fraternity. I truly aim to live the values of the Tripod every day, and I am honored to call myself a Brother of Phi Sigma Pi.
Rolla F. Wood Graduate Scholarship
Timothy Pote (Beta Rho Chapter ‘07)
Pote is continuing his education in Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech. Pote joined Phi Sigma Pi in 2005 at James Madison University. After graduating from James Madison University with a degree in Physics, Pote continued and still does live the ideals of our Tripod by:
- starting a job at a large defense contractor
- helping Phi Sigma Pi expand at George Mason University
- mentoring elementary school students
- co-founding the company Airbug
- joining several committees/clubs including:
- Graduate Student Diversity Committee
- Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Council
- Virginia Tech Triathlon Club
- Graduate Students over 30 Club
Virigina Tech Graduate Student Ombudsperson Ennis MCrery says,
Tim and I first connected when he reached out to learn about ways to maximize his graduate experience. I was impressed by his commitment and drive, but more importantly, I was excited by his interest in his new community and the ways he could offer his talents and experience to improve the educational and social experiences of his peers. I’ve worked with thousands of graduate students over the past decade, and Tim stands out for his passion, character and commitment.
You can apply for the 2015-2016 Richard Cecil Todd & Clauda Pennock Todd Tripod Scholarship and the Rolla F. Wood Graduate Scholarship here.