Delta Delta Scholarships

Each year Sigma Chi reinforces its commitment to its core values by allocating thousands of dollars to fund scholarships honoring Leadership, Academic excellence, and Brotherhood. Below you will find a list of each of the scholarships that we offer exclusively to the Delta Delta chapter and instructions for how to apply.

Each dollar amount stated is a minimum award for that particular scholarship. There could be higher amounts or multiple scholarships, depending on the worthiness of the application. Decisions to increase the amounts or the number of scholarships will be made at the discretion of the House Corporation.

How to Apply

While eligibility requirements and application tasks differ, the submission process is the same for all of the Delta Delta scholarships. To apply for a Delta Delta Chapter scholarship, please complete the following steps:

  1. Review the Minimum Criteria for the scholarship that you wish to apply for to ensure that you are qualified.
  2. Download the scholarship application listed under the scholarship.
  3. Complete the application as per the instructions in the application.
  4. Submit the application to the House Corporation selection committee by uploading it to the Scholarship Section of Form Stack.

Application Deadline

The deadline for all Delta Delta Chapter Scholarships is March 12, 2017. Note: This does not include the National Bell Chapter and Kraft Scholarships. Please see those individual scholarships for application deadlines.

For any questions regarding the application and submission process, please reach out to Brian Ballard


John Puterbaugh Scholarship

Award $5,000
Description The John Puterbaugh Scholarship was created in memory of Brother John Puterbaugh, Delta Delta Class of 1980. The Delta Delta Puterbaugh Service Award is awarded annually, at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee of the Delta Delta House Corporation, to a rising senior member of the Delta Delta Chapter of Sigma Chi who has displayed, throughout his college career, the most exemplary commitment to the ideals of personal and community service for the benefit of others through consistent, imaginative and devoted work on their behalf.
Minimum Criteria The applicant must be a registered student entering his Senior year the following academic year, be in good standing with the Sigma Chi Fraternity, and have a 3.25 or greater GPA.
How to Apply Submit a completed John Puterbaugh Scholarship Application Form to the Scholarship Section of Form Stack.

Delta Delta 2008 Leadership Scholarship

Award $4,000 (over 2 years if received as a Junior), $2,000 (if received as a Senior)
Description The 2008 Leadership Scholarship was created by the Pledge Class of 2008 and inspired by Thomas P. Jeschke, a pledge brother whom was known for his high sense of integrity, academic achievements, dedication to brotherhood, and leadership excellence.
Minimum Criteria The applicant must be a registered student entering his Junior or Senior year the following academic year, have a 3.0 or greater GPA, and have a proven record of leadership in the Sigma Chi Fraternity, University, and/or Community.
How to Apply Submit the completed 2008 Leadership Scholarship Application Form to the Scholarship Section of Form Stack.

Xavier Somerville Scholarship

Award $1,000
Description The Xavier Somerville Scholarship was created by the Pledge Class of 2016 in memory of Xavier Somerville, a pledge brother whom exemplified characteristics of compassion, positivity, and brotherhood.
Minimum Criteria The applicant must be a Freshman and embody Xavier’s characteristics of compassion, positivity, and brotherhood.
How to Apply Submit the completed Xavier Scholarship Application Form to the Scholarship Section of Form Stack.

John Eddy Scholarship

Award $1,000
Description John was a 1959 graduate, and he served on the board of the House Corporation for 25 years. His family has had a long history with the Sigma Chi Fraternity. In recognition of his commitment to the Fraternity, the House Corporation has made this leadership scholarship available.
Minimum Criteria Complete the questions below and demonstrate the qualities of a leader.
How to apply The following questions must be answered:

  1. How is leadership directly linked to your values and character?
  2. How have you incorporated high-minded values into a lifelong practice of leadership?
  3. How can you discover and utilize your full potential?
  4. What leadership roles have you held in your college career, including campus, fraternity, and community?

Submit your answers along with the House Corp. Scholarship Application to the Scholarship Section of Form Stack.


Charles T. Dye III Consul Scholarship

Award $2,000 per Semester
Description Jim Dye, on behalf of the James W. and Betty Dye Foundation have created the Purdue University Delta Delta Chapter of Sigma Chi Consul Scholarship honoring Charles T. Dye III. Charles, Delta Delta ’51, served as Treasurer of the House Corporation for many years. The award is given on a semesterly basis to Consuls that are in good standing with the University. For more information on other James W. and Betty Dye Foundation scholarships, see http://www.dyescholarships.org/
Minimum Criteria
  1. Current Delta Delta chapter Consul
  2. In good standing with Purdue University
How to apply There is no need to apply for this scholarship. Simply submit your Student ID to the current House Corporation Scholarship Chair.

Delta Delta Academic Scholarship

Award $250
Description Each semester one scholarship is awarded to the brother from each pledge class who is deemed to have achieved the highest level of academic excellence. An additional scholarship is awarded to the brother that demonstrates the greatest improvement from the last to the current semester.
How to apply This data is made available to the Delta Delta Chapter by Purdue University. No application is necessary

Delta Delta Brotherhood Scholarship

Award Funding for the scholarship varies depending on the total number of live-in brothers.
Description One of George Ade’s ideals for the Fraternity was that it be affordable for men of all types of financial means. As such, the Delta Delta Brotherhood Scholarship is based on demonstrated financial need.
Minimum Criteria Each candidate must demonstrate financial need.
How to apply Submit the following information to the Scholarship Section of Form Stack:

  1. FASFA
  2. Submit a statement of demonstration of financial need.
  3. List any scholarships for which you applied, and failed to secure.

Bell Chapter Challenge Scholarship

Award $1,000
Description The Bell Chapter scholarship is awarded based on academic excellence, leadership, and demonstration of financial need.
Minimum Criteria Demonstrated values-based leadership, Cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5, Completed at least two academic semesters or three quarters by June 15, 2011, Undergraduate member in good standing of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Evidence of financial need.
How to apply The national chapter is not yet accepting applications for this scholarship. They have indicated that they intend to start accepting in early April. Once they are acceptiong applications, we will post the form and instructions for submitting.

Kenneth Kraft Scholarship

Award $1,000
Description Similar to the Bell Chapter scholarship, the Kraft scholarship is awarded based on academic excellence, leadership, and demonstration of financial need.
Minimum Criteria Demonstrated values-based leadership, Cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5, Completed at least two academic semesters or three quarters by June 15, 2011, Undergraduate member in good standing of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Evidence of financial need.
How to apply The national chapter is not yet accepting applications for this scholarship. They have indicated that they intend to start accepting in early April. Once they are acceptiong applications, we will post the form and instructions for submitting.