- Academic Scholarships
- UIFI Scholarships
- Joshua Berman Memorial SeriousFun Stipend
- SeriousFun Stipends
Thanks to the generosity of many alumni, parents and friends, the Phi Kappa Tau Foundation is proud to award a number of academic scholarships each year. The deadline for all academic scholarships is April 1. A list of criteria and required documents and application is available online here.
Thanks to the generosity of Phi Kappa Tau benefactors through the years, nine named endowed scholarships exist, each currently making $1,250 annual awards. Applicants must be members returning to school the next year as an undergraduate or graduate student.
Charles M. Shaw Scholarships
Ten $1,250 scholarships are awarded through the generosity of Charles M. Shaw, UC Berkeley ’49, a geologist by trade and author of several academic publications. One of the 10 scholarships is reserved for a student who is majoring in geology, earth sciences or natural resource development. Shaw entered Chapter Eternal in 2013.
Gregory D. Hollen Scholarship
One $1,000 scholarship is awarded through the generosity of Past Fraternity National President Gregory D. Hollen, Maryland ’75.
Paul A. Elfers Omega Scholarships
Six $3,500 scholarships are awarded through the generosity of Paul A. Elfers, Wisconsin-Madison ’24, a charter member of Omega chapter at Wisconsin. One of the six scholarships is reserved for an outstanding chapter treasurer. Elfers entered Chapter Eternal in 1995.
Parents Fund Scholarships
Two or more $1,000 scholarships are awarded through the generosity of parents. At least one scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student and one to a graduate student.
Thomas C. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship
One $1,500 scholarship is awarded to a current or former staff member who is enrolled in a graduate-level program to honor the memory of Past Fraternity National President Thomas C. Cunningham, Nebraska Wesleyan ’60. Cunningham entered Chapter Eternal in 2004.
The Foundation provides one $1,000 scholarship to an undergraduate who has volunteered at a SeriousFun camp in the past and plans to volunteer again for more than five days. This SeriousFun scholarship was created in memory of Joshua Berman, the son of Shelley, Southern California ’05, and Sarah Berman. Joshua died of cancer in September 1977 at the age of 13. This fund was endowed by Bob Plumleigh, Southern California ’47, and his wife, Betty. The deadline for the scholarship is April 1. A list of criteria and required documents is available in the Scholarship, Stipend and Grant Packet.
The Foundation provides up to $300 in travel stipends to any undergraduate who volunteers at a camp. The deadline for a SeriousFun Stipend is within 30 days of volunteer date. A list of criteria and required documents is available in the Scholarship, Stipend and Grant Packet.