John G. Underwood Leadership Scholarship
With the Generous gift John and Mary-Ann Underwood have endowed a scholarship to reward Leaders of the chapter to resident in the chapter facility. Originally started to reward older members of the chapter to continue to live-in, the scholarship was expanded in 2015 to include all members living in the chapter facility for both the Fall and Spring terms of an academic year.
2018 Recipients: Will Pitzer, Julian Naranjo, Riley Hamilton, Jack Ellis, Andrew Thomas
Balanced Man Scholarship
The Balanced Man Scholarship (BMS) is offered every year by the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity to award men who have shown academic excellence, leadership skills, and a commitment to their health and well-being during their time in high school. The scholarship is open to all incoming men of Washington State University. In 2019, Sigma Phi Epsilon will be awarding $4,000 for the Balanced Man Scholarship.
The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who can exemplify the fraternity’s values by being a balanced man in their everyday lives. The awards will be presented at the Balanced Man Scholarship Banquet August 11, 2019.
There is no requirement of joining the fraternity in order to be eligible to apply or win the scholarship. The application deadline is May 31, 2019 and it only takes 5 minutes to apply!
2018 Recipients: Tyler Slade, Beau Braden
Bobo Brayton Scholarship
Chuck Brayton is one of Washington Alpha's most prominent alumni. He was a three sport WSU varsity athlete, head baseball coach, the winningest coach in school history, and a recipient of the SigEp Citation for success in his professional career.
This scholarship named in his honor is to be awarded once a year during the fall semester to members based on exceptional growth in the three fields of Sound Mind, Sound Body, and Brotherly Love. The three members will consist of a sophomore, junior, and senior. This scholarship is awarded to members with the highest devotion of excellence in their personal development during the time as an active member of the Washington Alpha Chapter.
2018 Recipients: Connor Ayers, Jordan Sykes Hayden Schmidt, Taylor Swanson
Sam Marshall Memorial Scholarship
John A. "Sam" Marshall pledged the Sig Ep house at WSU in 1975. He was one of those guys you became friends with as soon as you met him. After receiving his degree in communications, he took some time to enjoy his love for outdoor adventures in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Colorado.
He also pursued his interests in international travel and cultures - traveling extensively - and living in Paris for a while. He later returned to Colorado were he ran a very successful food brokerage company, married his wife Minda and raised their two sons Graham and Trevor. Sam continued to travel, ski, bike, and run until the early 2000's, when he was diagnosed with ALS.
Even after losing the use of his legs, Sam continued to be active with sit-skiing, croquet, and numerous trips and adventures with his SigEp brothers that formed Team Marshall. Sam passed away July 13, 2016 at age 60. He was an inspiration to all those that were fortunate to know him right up to the end. He was a true brother, in every sense of the word. His spirit and legacy live on in all of our hearts . We wanted to honor his memory by awarding scholarships in his name to undergrads that emulate his sense of adventure for travel, cultures, and outdoor sports.
2018 Recipient: Jordan Sykes
Academic Incentive Scholarships
The AVC has given out over $40,000 in Academic Incentive Scholarships over the past 6 years. This is scholarship was developed to incentivize a cornerstone of academic excellence within Washington Alpha chapter. Since, the chapter has reached great height garnering not only the top GPA among fraternities, but across all great life at Washington State in the form of 3.45 GPA (Fall 2018).
Top Brother GPA:
Ryan Pettit, 4.0 (18 credits hours)
Most Improved GPA:
Carter Fitch, GPA improvement of 1.5
Mike Bukolt, GPA improvement of 1.02
Top 3 Resident GPAs:
Blake Gurney, 4.0 (15 credit hours)
Kyle Chauvin, 3.94 (16 credit hours)
Julian Naranjo, 3.93 (17 credit hours)
Top 3 Non-Resident GPAs:
Hunter Hohman, 4.0 (15 credit hours)
Tanner Avila, 4.0 (14 credit hours)
Jack Ellis, 4.0 (13 credit hours)