September 2, 2014
Indianapolis, IN—The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity and Foundation are excited to announce the creation of a new scholarship available to all undergraduate men who attend institutions where Phi Psi is (re)colonizing.
Over the past several months, an alumnus has been working with the Fraternity and Foundation to establish a scholarship program aimed at strengthening Phi Psi's expansion efforts.
"We're excited to announce this partnership as part of our collaborative effort to promote Phi Psi's commitment to academic excellence while heightening our recruitment practices," Ben Nicol, Foundation CEO, said. "These scholarships position Phi Psi as a desired higher education partner."
The Tony Horton Scholarship is devoted to identifying and rewarding men of high character and perseverance who are dedicated to the betterment of others and promote positivity in their communities. A total of ten $2,500 Tony Horton Scholarships will be awarded on each campus where the Fraternity is expanding. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and should have an affinity for community service and leadership. Applicants will be encouraged to explore the option of joining Phi Kappa Psi, but receiving the award will not be determined by this choice.
"Thanks to the Tony Horton Scholarship, we are able to have an impact on the education of more students," James Perez, Director of Expansion, said. "We are thrilled that we are able to give back to the institutions that invite us to colonize on their campuses through this scholarship."
Tony Horton Rhode Island '77 is the creator of the best-selling fitness program, P90X®, and was chosen as the scholarship's namesake because he truly exemplifies the kind of men Phi Psi is looking for in the award winners. Brother Horton has dedicated his life to promoting positivity in his communities and gives others the tools to become the best versions of themselves. Furthermore, each person who interacts with Tony always makes note of his character and dedication to Phi Kappa Psi.
Applicants will complete an online application made up of short answer and essay questions, and following the application deadline, a selection committee will review the applications and select semi-finalists to be interviewed for the scholarship. The selection committee is made up of a Phi Psi alumnus, the expansion staff, and campus officials recommended by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. After the interviews, the selection committee will again review the applicants and select the ten undergraduates that best deserve the scholarships.
For more information on the Tony Horton Scholarship, please contact James Perez, Director of Expansion, by phone (317.632.1852) or email.
Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity
The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity is a 501(c)(7) association of men of integrity who strive to develop the individual in his intellect, in his involvement in the community and in his faith. Founded on February 19, 1852 at Jefferson College by William Henry Letterman and Charles Page Thomas Moore, more than 124,000 men have been initiated into the organization in its history.
Phi Kappa Psi Foundation
The Phi Kappa Psi Foundation was formed to "aid, encourage, promote and contribute to the education and scholastic attainments" of Phi Psis and other students across the nation. The Foundation, organized in 1914 and celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public educational foundation whose primary mission is to assist college students in meeting their educational objectives through scholarships, grants, fellowships and assistantships, while promoting learning, high ethical standards and constructive citizenship.