Scholarships

Foundation Scholarships

Leads in her major. Researches tirelessly. Earns departmental honors. Academic excellence is a point of pride for Chi Omegas. In recognition of the exceptional accomplishments of our members, the Chi Omega Foundation awards scholarships and grants to collegiate and alumnae members.

Thanks to the generous support of many alumnae and the commitment of our collegiate members, the Chi Omega Foundation assists our members through academic and leadership scholarships. This past year, over $230,000 was awarded to deserving Chi Omega alumnae and collegians.


Scholarship Applications

Chi Omegas of all ages are invited to apply for our national scholarships. Click the links below to view program descriptions and requirements.

(Please note scholarship descriptions are available year round; links will become active approximately eight weeks before the application’s deadline.)

2020-2021 Scholarship Application Deadlines:


Alumnae Educational Grant

The Alumnae Educational Grant assists Chi Omega Alumnae members who desire to further their education for the purpose of career qualification or advancement. Alumnae in this category are encouraged to apply. Applicants must show alumna status at the time of application deadline.

Alumnae Educational Grant Application due February 3, 2021


Rowdy and Lucky Shain Scholarship

Foundation Trustee Melanie Maxwell Shain and husband John established the Rowdy and Lucky Scholarship to honor the immense effect their two cats had on the Shain family. The scholarship is available for Chi Omega collegians in their junior or senior year and alumnae pursuing degree programs in animal welfare or veterinary medicine.

Rowdy and Lucky Shain Scholarship Application due February 3, 2021


Elizabeth Carmichael Orman Memorial Scholarship

Honoring a past National President, this scholarship assists members enrolled in their junior year of college. In addition to academic and service requirements, applicants must demonstrate a need for financial assistance in order to complete the senior year.

Elizabeth Carmichael Orman Memorial Scholarship Application due March 3, 2021


Mary Love Collins Memorial Scholarship

Celebrating a former National President’s pursuit of education, this scholarship assists members who are enrolled in a full time graduate degree program for the upcoming academic year. Both seniors in college and alumnae members are encouraged to apply. Please select the application link that best applies to your current status.

  • Mary Love Collins Memorial Scholarship – Application for current collegians: This application is for collegiate members, senior or fifth year, of Chi Omega Fraternity who are enrolling in a full-time graduate program at an accredited institution during the upcoming academic year. Mary Love Collins Memorial Scholarship Application for collegians due March 3, 2021
  • Mary Love Collins Memorial Scholarship – Application for alumnae: This application is for alumnae members of Chi Omega Fraternity who are currently enrolled in a full-time graduate program or who, during the upcoming academic year will be enrolled in a full-time graduate degree program at an accredited institution. This includes members who have been in the workforce or involved in a service commitment and plan to attend graduate school during the upcoming academic year. Mary Love Collins Memorial Scholarship Application for alumnae due March 3, 2021

The Humphreys Chi Omega Scholarship for Study Abroad

Cathey (Epsilon Alpha/U of Oklahoma) and Don Humphreys are philanthropists committed to helping young people pursue their academic and career goals through the experience of study abroad. The Humphreys Chi Omega Scholarship for Study Abroad is available for a Chi Omega collegian in good standing who wishes to expand her academic and career goals through the experience of study abroad. The program must be a minimum of eight weeks.

The Humphreys Chi Omega Scholarship for Study Abroad due March 3, 2021


Jan Boyd Blackwell Leading with Integrity Award

The Jan Boyd Blackwell Leading with Integrity Award is available for any initiated Chi Omega collegiate leader in good standing who has demonstrated a courageous spirit of service and has upheld the values of Chi Omega during a challenging time while leading her chapter.

Jan Boyd Blackwell Leading with Integrity Award Nomination Form due April 2, 2021


The Cincinnati Metropolitan Area Alumnae Educational Grant

The Cincinnati Metro Area Alumnae Educational Grant is a program of assistance specifically for Chi Omega Alumnae living in the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area who are 24 years and older desiring to further their education. Alumnae in this category are encouraged to apply.

Cincinnati Metropolitan Area Alumnae Educational Grant Application due April 2, 2021


Engineering Impact – Bobbie Banaszak Gleiter Scholarship

Bobbie Banaszak Gleiter is an initiate of Chi Beta Chapter at Purdue University. Bobbie is an accomplished aerospace engineer and an advocate for women in engineering. She established the Engineering Impact – Bobbie Banaszak Gleiter Scholarship fund for Chi Omega collegians and alumnae pursuing a career in engineering.

Engineering Impact – Bobbie Banaszak Gleiter Scholarship due November 3, 2021


The Jean Mermoud Mrasek Scholarship for Panhellenic Leadership and Excellence

Chi Omega Fraternity established the Jean Mermoud Mrasek Scholarship for Panhellenic Leadership and Excellence to honor Jean’s service as the 2013-2015 Chairman of the National Panhellenic Conference. The scholarship was set up to support delegates going to the National Panhellenic Conference College Panhellenic Academy. The scholarship can include support of conference registration, travel, and any incidental expenses associated with the program. Members who have been selected as a Panhellenic Council officer for the upcoming year are encouraged to apply.

The Jean Mermoud Mrasek Scholarship for Panhellenic Leadership and Excellence due December 15, 2020


Interested in donating to a specific scholarship fund?

Click here to view a complete list of Chi Omega Foundation scholarships.

For more information about the scholarship and grant application process, contact Scholarship and Foundation Ambassador Coordinator Angela Reynolds at angela.reynolds@chiomega.com or 901.748.8600.