Poly P Scholarship

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Poly P Scholarship Information

“Supporting Leadership Development”


  • The first day to apply is Friday, November 8, 2019

  • The last day to apply is Friday, December 6, 2019 by midnight


Scholarship Donors:

The “Poly P Scholarship” is funded by University's alumni of the student organization that built the modern Poly P in 1957: Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity.



Goal:

Our goal is to provide a $1,000 non-renewable, annual, scholarship to one deserving incoming male student and one deserving, incoming, female student.



Who Is Eligible:

All incoming students are eligible regardless of age or educational background. For example, applicants can enter directly from high school, or junior or community colleges, or transfer from a four-year institution, enter after military service, enter from the workforce, etc.



Selection Criteria:

The sole criteria will be merit and need. Collegiate student-club, fraternal or sorority affiliations at the University, unlikely by an entering student, are not part of the selection criteria. Merit must be based on accomplishments prior to starting course studies at the University.



Timing Of Award:

The scholarship winners , and runners-up, are determined during the Fall-to-Winter Quarter break. The funds are made available early in Winter Quarter. The two winners must provide evidence of achieving at least a 3.0 GPA on 12 or more units during Fall Quarter to collect the award.



Application Process:

Applicants are asked to use the Poly P Scholarship application and submit it electronically to the review board no later than midnight, Friday, December 6, 2019. The application asks you to list those accomplishments you consider to show merit, any work experience, and your financial need. All the information you will need is in the following form.


Poly P Scholarship Application Form



Selection Process:

The applicants will be reduced to a quarter-final list, then a semi-finalist list, then a top 10 finalist list. Applications from applicants identifying as male are judged by a team of men. Those identifying as female are judged by a team of women. Those identifying with both or neither are judged by men and women. No judging points are awarded for your gender identification. The two scholarship administrators, Mr. and Mrs. Patterson, do not vote.



Academic Requirement:

The two first year students who each win the first-place award of $1,000 must subsequently complete a Fall Quarter course-load of at least 12 units at a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be eligible to receive the scholarship. Upon providing this evidence to the scholarship administrator, funds will be made available. If either first-place winner fails to meet this modest academic standard, runners-up will be contacted in the order of their finish.



Further Information:

Contact, preferably by email, the Scholarship’s Co-Founders:
Chris and Carol Patterson
cpatterson76@outlook.com and CarolWPatterson@ICloud.com
530-677-5590


It is essential that the subject-line in your email begin with: “Poly P Scholarship”



Photo Credit:

The color photo above in the Association’s letterhead is of a 1981 workday by the undergraduate brothers of Delta Sigma Phi to repair the “P”

Poly P Judges And Patrons

The Poly P Scholarship, established in 2012, has grown to two annual $1,000 educational awards for first year students. It is funded by University alumni of the recently closed Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity Chapter, and their wives (1950-2018). The awards provide DSP alumni a collective means to give-back to the University in a manner that honors our older Brothers who built the P in 1957 – and demonstrates the importance of philanthropy to all students.

Female Alumnae Judges for Applications of Young Women

Poly P Scholarship

Our Delta Sig Alumni Judges


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Mr. Noel Shutt, PhD

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Mr. Greg Weaver

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Mr. Wayne Kendrick

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Mr. Jim Evans, PhD.


For any questions, please contact scholarship founders and administrators Chris and Carol Patterson: cpatterson76@outlook.com

Our 2016-2017 Patrons

We recognize and sincerely thank the following Poly P Patrons. Their thoughtful donations, and the support of other Delta Sigs who attend our fundraising dinners, make this award possible. The threshold to become a Poly P Patron is $100 in net donation. Patrons can directly donate, or provide an auction item, or be the winning bidder on an auction item that yields at least a $100 net value toward the scholarship fund.


Poly P Patrons

Slats and Carlotta
Winter ’58
Chapter in San Luis Obispo

Poly P Patrons

3.2 and Pat
Spring ’58
Chapter in San Luis Obispo

Poly P Patrons

Ranger and Jodi
Spring ‘69
Chapter in San Luis Obispo

Poly P Patrons

Bull and Linda
Fall ‘69
Chapter in San Luis Obispo
Scholarship Judge

Poly P Patrons

Harpo and Dea
Spring ‘70
Chapter in San Luis Obispo

Poly P Patrons

Rocky and Karen
Spring ‘71
Chapter in San Luis Obispo

Poly P Patrons

Cleat and Ronalee
Winter ‘72
Chapter in San Luis Obispo

Poly P Patrons

Lurch and Greta
Winter ‘72
Chapter in San Luis Obispo
Grand Council VP
Past Chapter President

Poly P Patrons

Dizzy and Wendi
Fall ‘72
Chapter in San Luis Obispo
Scholarship Judge

Poly P Patrons

Yabut and Carol
Witner ‘73
Chapter in San Luis Obispo
Scholarship Founders / Administrators

Poly P Patrons

Mombo and Kris
Fall ‘74
Chapter in San Luis Obispo
Scholarship Judge
Past Chapter President

Poly P Patrons

Bozo and Karen
Fall ‘75
Chapter in San Luis Obispo
Past Chapter President
ACB VP

Poly P Patrons

Ace and Carol
Spring ‘76
Chapter in San Luis Obispo
Past ACB President
ACB VP

Poly P Patrons

Tom and Cyndy Cycyota
‘77
Alpha Alpha Chapter
University of Illinois
Current DSP National President

Poly P Patrons

Chris and Cheryl Northern
‘77
Eta Chapter
University of Texas
Past DSP National President, 2003-05

Poly P Patrons

Alumni Corporation Board (ACB)
Chapter in San Luis Obispo
Of The Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity

Poly P Patrons

Alumni Chapter (aka Alumni Association)
Established 2001 For the Chapter in San Luis Obispo
Chapter in San Luis Obispo (est. 1950) of Delta Sigma Phi (est. 1899)

Poly P Patrons

Madonna Inn of San Luis Obispo, CA
Our Multi-Year Fundraising Dinner Venue
With Great Appreciation