"I will endeavor to retain the spirit of youth"
~Sigma Chi Creed, George Ade ΔΔ 1887

Johnson ’17 Awarded ΣΧ Top Scholarship

CJ Johnson '17

CJ Johnson ’17 was recently named the recipient of one of Sigma Chi’s top scholarships, the Joe Kelly Scholarship in the amount of $10,000. This award is in remembrance of Delta Delta brother and Significant Sig Joe Kelly ’66 and is one of three Sigma Chi scholarships given in this amount.

Sigma Chi Foundation Award

Awarded by the Sigma Chi Foundation this scholarship recognizes an undergraduate brother who has demonstrated outstanding academic accomplishment, leadership and dedication to Sigma Chi.

Active On and Off Campus

CJ is a junior from Fishers, Indiana, and in the Krannert School of Management working on a degree in finance. He presently serves Delta Delta as its Quaestor. CJ has also held positions as Assistant Quaestor, Sober Executive and Pledge Class President.

On campus CJ is active in the School of Management Employers Forum where he serves as Treasurer. This organization is responsible for facilitating the Fall and Spring Purdue Career Fairs for the Krannert School of Management students. This has led to internship opportunities for himself and other Delta Delta brothers.

CJ (left) helps out at Lafayette Urban Ministry.

CJ is also a justice on the IFC Judicial Board, taken part in several leadership conferences and participated in numerous campus and community philanthropic activities including Lafayette Urban Ministry and Meals on Wheels.

High Academic Achievement

In the classroom CJ is carrying a 4.0 GPA and has been on the Dean’s List each semester for his first two years at Purdue. Last year CJ was recognized with the Delta Delta 2008 Scholarship of $2,000 for displaying a high sense of integrity, academic achievements, dedication to brotherhood, and leadership excellence.

Leadership Qualities

Chris Horney ’08 our House Corporation Treasurer stated, “I have had the opportunity to work closely with CJ and have found his work ethic, respect for others and passion for learning are a few of the qualities that make CJ a great leader.” Chris notes that CJ has taken the lead in addressing a couple of areas of financial concern within the chapter and successfully implemented timely solutions.

CJ concludes, “I definitely have Sigma Chi to thank, not only for raising the scholarship funds, but also for shaping me into the man I am today through its numerous opportunities as an undergraduate!”