Monday, August 25, 2014

Sigma Phi Epsilon's Balanced Man Scholarship

Sigma Phi Epsilon is hosting the Balanced Man Scholarship, which is offered to first-year male students who had a 3.25 or higher in high school.  Scholarships are given in check form for $650 to finalists.

For more information, see below for a message from the brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon.  To obtain a copy of the application, please email  

Congratulations on your acceptance as a student in the class of 2018! Becoming a member of the Lehigh family is an honor, and a testament to your success both inside the classroom and out. For this reason we would like to invite you to apply for our Balanced Man Scholarship.
Since 1996, the Lehigh University chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon has annually awarded the Balanced Man Scholarship to freshman men who best exemplify the ideals of our national fraternity. These ideals – being a gentleman, an athlete, a leader, and a scholar – represent our concept of a Balanced Man. He is a man who strives for excellence in all of life’s endeavors and who commits himself to the importance of academic excellence, leadership, and dedication to health and well‐being.
SigEp, founded in 1901, was built upon the principles of Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love. Today, it has grown to become the largest national fraternity, including more than 14,000 undergraduates on nearly 250 campuses nation‐wide. One reason for our national success has been the support of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation; SigEp maintains over 400 chapter scholarship funds and endowments used to provide over $200,000 in scholarships such as this one. Our awards are run independently of the Lehigh Office of Financial Aid, and the awards are given as check prizes.
If you feel you are committed to the SigEp ideal of Sound Mind and Sound Body, we encourage you to fill out and return the Balanced Man Application. There will be three scholarships given out, each valued at $650. The application is attached, and it can also be downloaded from our website, in the “Balanced Man” section. You can either mail the completed form to the address below, or you can send a PDF or Word version to the email addresses included in the letter. The deadline for submitting an application is September 30, 2014
Once you have applied, members of the Scholarship Committee will select applicants to move to the interview stage. This meeting will serve as an opportunity to introduce ourselves and to determine which candidates best exemplifies our concept of the Balanced Man. We enjoy meeting the incoming class of Lehigh, and it is an excellent opportunity for you to meet upperclassmen in the university’s Greek system. Membership in the organization is not required to apply for the Balanced Man Scholarship.
We hope that you are interested in our scholarship. If you have any questions, please contact us personally at the numbers or email addresses listed below. Thank you very much, and good luck.
Best Regards, 
 Jeevan Jain-Cocks   
Vice President of Recruitment
Balanced Man Scholarship Chair                                                       

Connor Bradley
Chapter President