Grants and Scholarships

The Foundation Chapter of Theta Chi provides scholarships to brothers pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees who demonstrate outstanding academic performance; service to the Fraternity, school and community; leadership activities; financial need; and clear personal and career goals and objectives.

Scholarship applications for the 2019/2020 academic year are open! Click the link below to apply before March 31, 2019.

The Foundation Chapter of Theta Chi Scholarship Application

Sherwood and Janet Roberts Blue Memorial Scholarship

Blue Memorial Scholarships are given to brothers pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees who demonstrate scholastic aptitude and financial need. Recipients are selected by a committee of The Foundation Chapter.

These scholarships are named in memory of Brother Sherwood Blue and his wife Janet Roberts Blue, whose substantial estate gift funds the scholarships. Brother Blue, a 1926 alumnus of Alpha Iota/Indiana, is the founder and first president of The Foundation Chapter and served as National President from 1952 to 1954.

Victor Simon Memorial Scholarship

Simon Memorial Scholarships are awarded to Theta Chi brothers who are pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate engineering degrees.

The Simon Memorial Scholarship is named in memory of Victor H. Simon (Beta Lambda/Akron 1935), an engineering major who started his own company in Chicago called Pioneer Service Engineering Consultants, specializing in power generation. His firm was later sold to the Fluor Corporation. During his career, Brother Simon became an industry leader in power generation consulting. He designated a portion of his estate in the form of a planned gift to the Foundation Chapter to provide an endowed scholarship fund for engineering majors within Theta Chi. 

Additional Scholarships Awarded by the Foundation Chapter

Dale A. Slivinske Scholarships

The Slivinske Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate members to help mitigate the costs associated with attending the International Convention and the Initiative Academy. Slivinske Scholarships are limited to one award per chapter, and nominees must be nominated by their chapters. Nominees must have registered for the National Convention and submitted their payments in full prior to applying.

Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute

Theta Chi provides 8 scholarships for qualified brothers to attend the North-American Interfraternity Conference's Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI). Please contact Ray Vanlanot, Chief Operating Officer, for more information regarding the UIFI scholarship. You can email him:

Fraternity/Sorority Advisor AFA Scholarship

The Fraternity/Sorority Advisor AFA Scholarship is awarded to a fraternity/sorority advisor professional staff member to help mitigate the costs associated with attending the Annual Meeting. Applicants must apply via the online form. Theta Chi Fraternity will select one scholarship to an applicant who demonstrates need. This scholarship will cover the registration fee only. Transportation, housing, meals, and other expenses will be the applicant’s responsibility. Theta Chi Fraternity understands the importance of professionals attending this important conference and we hope this scholarship can help reduce the costs associated with attending the Annual Meeting. For more information, please contact Ray Vanlanot, Chief Operating Officer, by phone: 317-848-1856 or by email:


Please contact Joe Macko at 317-848-1856 or with questions or for more information regarding scholarships from The Foundation Chapter.