The DPSPAA Scholarship
Matthew “Potter” McCarthy was the first year’s award recipient. $1,500.00 went towards his education expenses at the University.
Chuck Ranck #11 and Ernie Lemoncelli #169 present the check.
The Delta Pi Sigma Pi Alumni Association has endowed a permanent scholarship fund to help our active brothers with their educational pursuits. This fund was established in perpetuity through the Bloomsburg University Foundation on behalf of our Fraternity. The BU Foundation dictates that a fund will become permanent provided an endowment of $10,000 is raised within 5 years. We did it in less than a year!
A special thank you is due to Brother Chuck Ranck #11 who spearheaded the establishment of this fund and has acted as our liaison to the BU Foundation. Great job, Chuck!
The Foundation handles all the financial and legal requirements and since it meets 501(c)(3) guidelines, your contributions are tax-deductible. The Scholarship Fund and contributions to it are irrevocable gifts. All contributions go directly to our Fund and only our Fund, as part of our Agreement with the Foundation.
A selection committee has been established to annually select a recipient, according to criteria developed by the DPSPAA Executive Board. Financial need, academic achievement and status as an Active Brother in good standing are the basic components.
Over $45,200.00 has been raised as of August 2011 . Thank you for your support !
Contributions (aka: gifts) to the scholarship fund can be made by writing a check payable to the Bloomsburg University Foundation with a note or notation directing the money to be placed in the Delta Pi / Sigma Pi Alumni Scholarship Fund, which can be mailed to:
400 East Second St
Bloomsburg PA 17815
or donations can be made online at www.bloomu.edu/giving.
Every dollar of your donation goes to the Scholarship fund and it is tax deductible.
In the annual letter sent by BU asking to support the university, there is a line entitled “Other”. All you have to do is write Delta Pi / Sigma Pi Alumni Scholarship Fund on that line.
Any questions concerning the Scholarship Fund can be sent to Josh Sullivan , firstname.lastname@example.org