Why do College students who have faced the unbelievable In their young lives find the motivation to take their next step? Without scholarships, mentoring and Internships... many simply will not!
With the numerous social and cultural challenges facing our college students today, it is all too easy for them to be knocked off course, “slip through the cracks”, and fail at life before they even get started. Some young people are lucky because they are competitors, who have the benefit of support from their parents, companions and most importantly – their professors. Professors may be the only positive adult relationship in a student’s college life, serving as a teacher, mentor, advisor, confidant, and advocate.
Theta Chi Gamma Mu Alumni Scholarship recipients are BGSU undergraduate students who have maintained high academic and community involvement despite facing significant personal challenges such as debilitating illness or disease, physical disability, tragic accident or loss.
Despite extraordinary circumstances, these individuals refused to be beaten and have endured, thrived, and inspired their peers, teachers, professors and advisors. They have demonstrated a strong spirit, lasting determination, courage, and the will to continue taking that next step, and the one after that, and the one after that, in order to live their lives to the fullest, just as many other Theta Chi Gamma Mu Brothers have done!
Who is the Theta Chi Fraternity, Gamma Mu Chapter?
For many of Theta Chi members, the brotherhood was the most positive influences in their college lives. The Gamma Mu Chapter wanted more for them than they wanted for themselves and we pushed them to earn it.
The Gamma Mu Chapter was dedicated to encouraging and inspiring student-members to reach their full potential as scholars, as worthy members of our University and Bowling Green, OH communities. In recognition of Gamma Mu Chapter’s remarkable accomplishments, longevity, and resolution, the Theta Chi Gamma Mu Alumni Scholarship Foundation, Inc. was formally established on January 15, 2016.
What promises are made to achieve Theta Chi Gamma Mu Alumni Scholarship Foundation hopes and dreams?
The mission of the Theta Chi Gamma Mu Alumni Scholarship Foundation, Inc. is to honor the achievements of Bowling Green State University undergraduate students by awarding college scholarships in recognition of their academic record and perseverance in the face of adversity.
Our vision is to help create the future leaders of America by enabling exceptional and worthy undergraduate students to continue their academic achievements and community service at BGSU.
Where are we going to make a difference?
Theta Chi Gamma Mu Alumni Scholarships will be presented annually after the Spring Semester in June. As Foundation resources permit, scholarships will be renewable each year, provided the student maintains an overall 3.0 GPA and at least 12 hours of course credit each semester. Scholarship recipients also must continue to demonstrate the moral ideals of integrity, conviction, and leadership fostered by the Theta Chi Fraternity. The Theta Chi Gamma Mu Alumni Scholarship is an enduring award and recipient names will be engraved on the Scholarship Plaque that will be displayed on the Gamma Mu Chapter “Wall of Fame”.
The Theta Chi Gamma Mu Alumni Scholarship Foundation strives to encourage student-members to return each semester until graduation, to continue to develop as model citizens, community leaders, and successful professionals in their chosen fields.
Who Qualifies, Past Scholarship Winners and Achievements
Scholarship applicants must be enrolled at BGSU as an undergraduate student, who exemplify courage and persistence in the face of hardship or adversity. Maintaining high academic standards and good citizenship, despite facing any number of personal challenges, is essential.
Theta Chi Gamma Mu Scholarship applications are due on March 1st each year and can be completed online at HERE.
Scholarship Winners (examples only)
The first scholarship was awarded to a BGSU sophomore student who resumed playing varsity football and achieved a starting position his junior season after undergoing surgery and treatment for cancer. In addition to beating his cancer, he also made tremendous efforts to educate others on the risks and treatment of the disease.
The second scholarship was awarded to a BGSU junior for his sustained dedication to academics and community envelopment. He achieved a 3.64 GPA and was an elected officer in his campus organization, while experiencing extreme emotional trauma as his mother battled cancer during his three years of college.
These are just examples of two student-members, who exemplify living life with dignity, persevering in the face of the unthinkable, and never giving up. The Theta Chi Gamma Mu Alumni Scholarships are the stepping-stones to lead these amazing students along the path to college graduation and productive functioning lives. Every year, countless college students at BGSU face challenges that for many would be debilitating, but a remarkable few are driven to work harder, overcome these challenges, and achieve success in the classroom and in the community. The Theta Chi Gamma Mu Alumni Foundation desires to assist these outstanding BGSU students with high GPAs, notable campus activities, and university leadership positions to continue their education. Worthy applicants will be able to better afford tuition, housing, meals and books to continue their college careers and gain employment with the support of the Theta Chi Gamma Mu Alumni Foundation Scholarship.
Please join us and help support our efforts at www.bgthetachi.org to make it possible for these extraordinary commendable individuals to persevere in college and continue their paths to successful and productive lives.
Financial milestones affecting the Theta Chi Gamma Mu Alumni Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
• The Theta Chi Gamma Mu Alumni Scholarship Foundation, Inc. receives donations at www.bgthetachi.org, from two (2) annual fundraising events and individual/corporate donation campaigns.
• During the first few years of operation, the Foundation expects to receive donations in excess of $100,000.
• The fundraising goal for each year forward through our ten- year anniversary in 2026 is at least $40,000 per year.
Fundraising Strategies and Tactics
The Theta Chi Gamma Mu Alumni Scholarship Foundation, Inc. will utilize numerous fundraising strategies and tactics in order to maintain and increase the deposit level to meet the expected expenditures associated with awarding and sustaining BGSU scholarships each year.
Opportunities for Donors
Individual and corporate sponsors who discover the Theta Chi Gamma Mu Alumni Scholarship Foundation, Inc. mission and vision meaningful to them and are moved to action will be acknowledged for their generous contributions at various patron and corporate levels of involvement.
Those who volunteer their valuable time to planning and implementing fundraising events will also be recognized. Individuals and corporations interested in becoming a donor and support Theta Chi Gamma Mu Alumni Scholarship Foundation, Inc., organized as a non-profit Ohio corporation and tax exempt under the IRS Code, Section 501 (c) (3), may use PayPal to donate at www.bgthetachi.org or send contributions made payable to:
Theta Chi Gamma Mu
Alumni Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
1067 Balfour Circle
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(EIN # 47-5570205)
(DLN # 17053343311005)