Alumni of Kappa Sigma, Beta-Gamma Chapter have created a not-for-profit Educational foundation called “The Star and Crescent Educational Foundation.” Its purpose is to encourage academic achievement by the active members of Beta-Gamma through the award of scholarships based on success in the classroom.
While Kappa Sigma is a social fraternity, providing lodging accommodations for undergraduate males attending the University of Missouri-Columbia, the real reason each of the members is in this setting, is to learn. The process of learning is measured by the grades each member achieves. Because of these circumstances it is appropriate to reward those members who achieve academic excellence.
- Each member achieving a semester grade point average of at least 3.000 will receive $500.00.
- Each member with a semester grade point average of at least 3.300, will receive $750.00.
- Each member achieving a semester grade point average of at least 3.500, will receive $1000.00.
- Each member achieving a semester grade point average of 3.750, will receive $2000.00.
Parameters of the Program
– Scholarships will be awarded after the grade results are received from the University Registrar office for each of the Fall and Spring semesters.
– Each active member of the chapter must submit the application form to the Registrar’s office, each semester, to participate in the program.
– To be eligible, active member must be in “good standing” with the Chapter, which means the following, must be accomplished:
- Member must live in the Chapter house and be in good standing with the Fraternity.
- Member must pay his house bill on time.
- Member must be a full time undergraduate student (minimum of 12 credit hours contributing to chapter GPA) at University of Missouri-Columbia.
- Each member will be eligible for only one award per semester.
- The Star and Crescent Educational Foundation reserves the right to modify the terms, conditions, and amounts of the Awards Program as it deems appropriate in its sole discretion, including but not limited to availability of funds.