A Chapter Educational Grant can be used to cover the cost of tuition payments, awards, recognitions, books or study aids that support academics, including scholarships, academic incentives and academic expenses. A Chapter Educational Grant can be used to cover the cost of registration fees or travel expenses for any of the Fraternity’s Men of Character Programs. The following programs are reimbursed at the following percentages: Presidents Academy (100 percent), Regional Conferences (40 percent), Leadership Academy (100 percent), Volunteer Development Institute (40 percent), National Convention (20 percent) and Conclave (41 percent).
A Chapter Educational Grant can be used to cover the cost of registration fees, travel expenses, booking fees or logistical costs for any leadership-development program, including Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute, LeaderShape, local/regional leadership programs and local/regional speakers. A list of criteria and required documents is available in the Scholarship, Stipend and Grant Packet.
The Cornerstone Endowment is designed to produce a perpetual source of revenue that ensures students’ opportunities to participate in Phi Kappa Tau’s Men of Character Programs, including Leadership Academy, Presidents Academy, Regional Conferences, Building Men of Character Retreat and other programs.
Alumni interested in starting a Cornerstone Campaign should contact the Foundation staff.
A construction grant is used to pay for constructing or renovating the designated education areas of a chapter house or for acquiring furniture or equipment for the area. For example, the proceeds of a construction grant could be used to renovate a room in a chapter house for use as a library or study room or to purchase furnishings and necessary equipment for a library or study room.
An operating grant is used to pay the direct and indirect costs of maintaining a designated education area. Direct costs include the costs of maintaining the designated education area and maintaining the furniture and equipment in the area. Indirect costs are the proportion of general operation costs of the chapter house applicable to the designated education areas. For example, if the designated education areas comprise 10 percent of the total available floor space in the chapter house, the operation grant funds could be used to pay 10 percent of the real estate taxes, insurance, utilities, etc. attributable to the chapter house.
A Chapter Educational Grant can be used to cover the cost of constructing, renovating, furnishing, equipping or operating any areas of a chapter house that will be used exclusively for study and educational purposes, including computer rooms, libraries, study rooms and computer technology. A list of criteria and required documents is available in the Scholarship, Stipend and Grant Packet. Apply for a Chapter Educational Grant.
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