Because one of the primary functions of the Educational Foundation is to promote scholarship, its scholarship committee has been charged with the duty of determining who shall receive financial support from the Educational Foundation in the form of scholarships. To date there have been sufficient funds to grant scholarships of $1,000 to $4,000 to fifteen to twenty deserving individuals at Convention over the past few years. Scholarship grants from the foundation are not limited to Theta Delta Chi brothers.





 The scholarship application is posted here. It is a simple matter to fill out our form, get a transcript and two letters of recommendation, provide a financial needs statement, and write a short letter explaining why you should receive a scholarship. A month before convention, the CFO sends out binders that include all of the applications and a scoring sheet. The scholarship committee members each receive a copy. The applications are reviewed and the scores are recorded. There are three categories to be scored: Service to the Fraternity, Scholarship and Need. If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Named Scholarships

  • Porter Scholarship. Made possible by a gift from Mr. Donald A. Noveau, Beta '70 (Cornell) in memory of his stepfather Dr. William L. Porter, BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University. Amount: $1000; preference is given to a candidate excelling in chemistry or another science.
  • Davenport Family Foundation Scholarships. Made possible by a gift from the Davenport Family Foundation. Amount: $4000. To receive consideration for this award by the Scholarship Committee, applicants must be able to demonstrate the following attributes:

1Include a note in application or essay asking to be considered for a Davenport award;

2Active membership in good standing at any active charge or colony in the Theta Delta Chi Fraternity;

3US or Canadian citizenship;

4Recipients must be entering their Junior or Senior year of college;

5A minimum grade point average of 3.0;

6Eligibility for a Federal Stafford Loan (so as to demonstrate financial need);

7Involvement in any non-fraternity extracurricular activity on campus or in the community;

8and Service to the fraternity.