Thanks to the generous donations of many alumni, family, and friends of the Theta Omicron Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha, there are numerous available scholarships for students.
The Joseph L. Quinn Memorial Scholarship- is funded by an endowment created by Mary E. Quinn, widow of the late Mr. Quinn, an initiate of Beta Phi chapter (Purdue University). It is awarded each semester to the president of the chapter. Additionally, Mrs. Quinn donated her husband’s jeweled badge, which serves as the SMC badge for presidents of Theta Omicron Chapter.
The Pi Kappa Alpha Alumni Scholarship in Teaching- was created by Brian Breeden-Thomas, an alumnus of the chapter, It is for a member who is entering a career in teaching, as evidence by a major in the ISU College of Education, or pursuit of necessary licensing to teach if the major is outside of the College of Education. Candidates must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 in the major and a 3.0 overall. Participation in campus or community programs is also a requirement.
The Fukumitsu Scholarship in Insurance- results from an endowment created by Steven Y. Fukumitsu, an alumnus of the chapter. Recipients must plan a career in insurance, as evidenced by study in one of the insurance programs of the ISU College of Business, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0, and emulate the principles on which the fraternity was founded.
The Walker Business Scholarship– was created by Gary Walker, former treasurer of the Theta Omicron chapter. It requires demonstrated active involvement in the life of the fraternity and a commitment of live according to its principles. The recipient must be pursuing a Management Information Systems major or minor. Candidates must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 or a cumulative average of at least 3.50 in the major or minor.
The Christopher M. Davies Communication Award– was established by Theta Omicron alumnus Chris Davies for brothers in the fields of communications or public relations. Candidates must have a cumulative average above the Pi Kappa Alpha cumulative average for the previous semester. The recipient should also show a sincere desire to help the chapter succeed as evidenced by holding a committee chairmanship, and through participation in intramural activities.
Todd M. Jochem Scholarship in Technology-Todd M. Jochem, a 1990 graduate of ISU, and the winner of Pi Kappa Alpha’s Powers Award as the outstanding graduating senior in the nation, It is awarded to a deserving candidate who has a cumulative grade point average in his major of at least 3.25 and an overall cumulative average of 3.0. The recipient must be pursuing a major in the department of Electronics and Computer Technology.
Chad A. Thieman Scholarship in Business– It requires demonstrated chapter leadership ability and involvement in campus and community activities. The recipient must be studying in the ISU College of Business, with preference given to those majoring in management or administration. Candidates must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0, with not less than a 3.25 average in the semester preceding the award of the scholarship.
Skillman Award- James H. Skillman, a chapter alumnus, created the in the Arts. Candidates for this scholarship must have achieved high academic rank while also contributing to the success of the chapter and emulating its principles. It is awarded to a member who exhibits proficiency in the field of fine or applied arts.
The Scott G. Coleman Technology Scholarship- was created by Theta Omicron alumnus Scott G. Coleman for deserving brothers in the field of technology. Recipients must have a cumulative grade point average in the major of at least 3.5 and an overall cumulative average of at least 3.2. Additionally, they must show proficiency or promise in a major offered in any of the following departments: Electronics and Computer Technology, Industrial and Mechanical Technology, or Manufacturing and Construction Technology.
David A. P. Stowe Fitness Scholarship– Candidates must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 and show proficiency or promise in a major offered by the ISU College of Health and Human Performance or in the College of Education.
Alfred C. Perone Leadership Scholarship– It is for a sophomore who exhibits leadership qualities and potential for leadership development within the chapter and across campus. Priority is given to candidates who have, in addition to holding a leadership role in the chapter, attained leadership experience in organizations sponsored by Student Activities and Organizations or Residential Life Programs, and the candidate’s major. His grade point average should be above the fraternity average for the semester prior to selection.
The Freyberger Award for Sycamore Pride– It requires a record of involvement in and support of fraternity and campus activities. The recipient must take pride in Indiana State and display the same through knowledge of its history and traditions, including its songs and insignia. He must demonstrate excellence in the classroom and a life of high ethical standards.
The James A. Woodard Community Service Award- Recipients are selected based on a showing of proficiency in their academic field while also living a life of service.
The Andrew G. Baer Memorial Scholarship– Recipients must embody the virtues inherent in his life: selflessness and personal sacrifice, motivation and discipline, and traditional ethical values based in spirituality. Special consideration is given to those interested in aviation, aerospace technology, or military science.
The Joanna R. Pease Academic Scholarship– It is awarded annually to the member of the fraternity of junior standing with the highest cumulative grade point average.
The Robert A. Pease Academic Scholarship- It is awarded annually to the member of the fraternity of senior standing with the highest cumulative grade point average.