for Kent State University Chapter

Established 2021

The Charles Ross Walker Memorial Scholarship

Background

Charles “Charlie” Ross Walker was a Zeta Lambda Sigma Chi, initiated in 1980 at the age of 77 years old.  Retired from a successful career with the Fuller Brush Company, Charlie audited classes at Kent State, and epitomized the Spirit of Youth often credited to the youngest Sigma Chi Founder, James Parks Caldwell.  Although remembered for his youthful energy, Charlie also personified virtually all the values attributed to our seven Founders, and in the process enriched many lives in the Zeta Lambda Chapter.  All honor to his name!

Scholarship

The Charles Ross Walker Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to two (2) Zeta Lambda undergraduates each year, in the amount of $1,000 per scholarship.  In addition to demonstrated financial need, scholarship recipients should be men of good character and students of fair ability, who exhibit one or more of the seven values attributed to the Sigma Chi Founders in a remarkable manner.

Timing

Potential scholarship recipients should complete the below form in its entirety by February 29th, 2024. This is the deadline for entries. The CA will review the applicants for suitability ( known or pending academic or disciplinary actions), and forward suitable applications to the Foundation Board Scholarship Committee.  The Committee will select the final two recipients in time to announce the recipients at the Spring Derby Days banquet on April 13, 2024.

Scholarships will be distributed during the first week of the Fall semester with proper documentation from the recipients of registered status as a full-time student.  Distributions will be sent directly to the University with the appropriate recipients information prior to any tuition deadlines.

Application

Candidates for the CRW Scholarship should be documented utilizing the following application form, which will be submitted to Tom Ross, Chapter Advisor.  Deadline to submit application is February 29, 2024.

Questions?

Please direct any questions to the Foundation Board, Chapter Advisor, or Tom Trotter, 813-892-6270.

APPLICATION for Fall Semester, 2024-2025 School Year

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