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2024 Theta Delta Chi Educational Foundation Scholarships

According to data from U.S. News & World Report, in the last 20 years college tuition has risen 134% for private universities and over 175% for in-state tuition and fees at public universities. The Educational Foundation of Theta Delta Chi works to ensure that scholarships are given to deserving recipients in an effort to defray these exorbitant costs.

The Theta Delta Chi Educational Foundation, Inc., awards scholarships annually, by competition, for undergraduate and graduate study at recognized institutions of higher learning. Applications are usually made available by April 1st each year with a completion deadline of June 15th of the same year. 

Awards are usually made in the summer and are payable in October upon receipt of proof of registration for the current academic period.

Applications for Educational Foundation scholarships will be judged on the basis of the candidates’ history of service to Theta Delta Chi Fraternity, their scholastic achievements, and their financial need. Awards will not be reduced, nor applications denied, should the candidate obtain scholarship support from any other source.

Persons not actively performing service to Theta Delta Chi at the time of applying may be considered by petition. Place the petition in your personal statement.

The application form is available in a printable PDF or an Online Application Form.  

In addition to the application form, other materials must be presented.  Transcripts, Personal Statements, and two Letters of Recommendation must be submitted by email, fax, or mail to:

Theta Delta Chi Educational Foundation  Scholarship Committee
c/o Kay McNulty Davila
214 Lewis Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

Subject: Scholarship Application [Last Name] [Material Attached]

FAX: 617-742-8868

Phone: 1-800-999-1847 Ext. 0

Application Checklist & Additional Information

Step By Step Instructions

1. Complete Scholarship Application

You may print and mail the official application, submit a filled out scanned PDF of the application, try our new Online Application, or send us an e-mail ( or a text-document with the information.

2. Submit Academic Transcript

Submit an official transcript from each institution of higher learning where you have registered for coursework, signed by the Registrar, including your grades for the most recently completed term. You may have the University transmit them to us directly. If there is a financial or logistical barrier to acquiring an official transcript, you may submit an unofficial copy from your records (screenshots, record prints). 

3. Submit Personal Statement

Submit a typed letter to the Scholarship Committee indicating your reasons for seeking an award and including an explanation of your need for financial assistance; your achievements and honors in college; a description of your service to Theta Delta Chi Fraternity and elsewhere in your community; and a statement of your goals for the future. Those who are not actively performing service to Theta Delta Chi at the time of applying should furnish an additional statement explaining why Theta Delta Chi should assist them.

4. Letters of Recommendation

Submit two (2) letters of recommendation to the Scholarship Committee. These letters should testify to your character and potential as a student and should be from someone, other than a member of your family, who knows you and your work. Letters from a dean or other college official, a professor, a Charge or house corporation officer, an alumni association officer, or an employer would be appropriate examples. The signed letters of recommendation can be faxed, e-mailed, or mailed to us directly by you or your recommender.

Named Scholarships
    • Porter Scholarship: Made possible by a gift from Mr. Donald A. Noveau, Beta ’70 (Cornell) in memory of his stepfather Dr. William L. Porter, BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University. Amount: $1000; preference is given to a candidate excelling in chemistry or another science.
    • Davenport Family Foundation Scholarships: Made possible by a gift from the Davenport Family Foundation. Amount: $4,000 – $5,000. To receive consideration for this award by the Scholarship Committee, applicants must be able to demonstrate the following attributes: Active membership in good standing at any active charge or colony in the Theta Delta Chi Fraternity; US or Canadian citizenship; must be entering their Junior or Senior year of college; A minimum grade point average of 3.0; Eligibility for a Federal Stafford Loan (so as to demonstrate financial need); Involvement in any non-fraternity extracurricular activity on campus or in the community; and Service to the

If you qualify for either named Scholarship, we will try to identify you as a candidate. If you feel you meet the qualifications for either or both, please ask to be considered for the named scholarship at the end of your personal statement.

Undergraduate & Graduate Eligibility

Both Undergraduate and Graduate students may apply.

Additional Requirements

Applicants selected to receive scholarships will be notified by mail by September 15th and asked to provide the Educational Foundation with the following: 1. Proof of enrollment in an accredited institution for the following semester; 2. Proof that an amount at least equal to that of the scholarship was paid to the institution by the recipient; and 3. An academic transcript no more than 45 days after completion of the academic term for which the proof of enrollment is provided. * Awards will be disbursed beginning October 15th provided all requirements have been met by the applicant. The Educational Foundation may rescind or redirect awards offered to applicants failing to provide complete requirements by December 15th.

Help Available

Systems Administrator Kay McNulty-Davila is able to give you one-on-one consultation on the application process Monday to Friday 11AM to 6PM EDT via 1-800-999-1847 Ext. 0 and at