Awards & Scholarships
The TEP Foundation, Inc. has various Awards & Scholarships available for our valued undergraduate Brotherhood!
THE AL VERSACCI LEADERSHIP AWARD ($1000)
This award was established and funded by The TEP Foundation in honor of Alfred C. Versacci. Awarded to the undergraduate who best exemplifies and embodies the life legacy of Al Versacci, past Consul of Tau Epsilon Phi (1981-1983) and past President of The TEP Foundation, Inc (1983-1989). Eligible candidates must display spectacular service to his Chapter, outstanding leadership skills, strong sense of integrity, tremendous resiliency, acts as a mentor, makes a meaningful change, and has tangible results for his efforts. Awarded biennially during off-year from National Convention.
SIDNEY SUNTAG SCHOLARSHIP ($600)
The Board of Trustees established this award to honor beloved Executive Secretary Emeritus Sidney Suntag. Sidney, a.k.a “The Bald Eagle” served as the Executive Secretary for 33 years continuously. After he retired, he stayed involved with the national fraternity until his passing in 1990. Eligible candidates must be a recent graduate who displays outstanding leadership and organizational qualities. Recipient will apply their knowledge as a Graduate Advisor should an active group exist on campus. This is awarded biennially in the off year from the Grand Chapter and Convention.
I. "DOC" SCHWARTZ UNDERGRADUATE OF THE YEAR ($500)
This award is funded by The Foundation and named in honor of Alpha #1, our first Founding Father, Brother Israel “Doc” Schwartz. Awarded to the Fraternity’s outstanding undergraduate. This prestigious honor is given to the man who, in the eyes of the Award’s Committee, best exemplifies the spirit of the philosophy and creed as first envisioned in 1910 by the Founding Fathers of the fraternity. Awarded biennially during Convention year.
BRUCE ROSENSTEIN BRIDGE BUILDER AWARD ($450)
The Board of Trustees accepted a new scholarship funded by the Epsilon Nu Alumni (RIT). Awarded to an undergraduate who best embodies the life and legacy of Brother Bruce "Tank" Rosenstein (Epsilon-Nu). Eligible candidates must have tangible results for their efforts in promoting precepts of the Bridge Builder within Chapter or Post-Graduation. This is awarded biennially during Convention year.
WILL GOTTHELD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($400)
The Board of Trustees accepted a new scholarship funded by the Gottheld Family. Awarded to an undergraduate who displays tremendous leadership skills, acts as a mentor for his Chapter, promotes values of Friendship, makes tangible contributions to Community, active in Campus Sports or Intramural, and maintains at least a 3.0 Cumulative GPA. This is awarded biennially during Convention year.
STANLEY I. SCHACTHER SCHOLARSHIP ($300)
The Board of Trustees established this award to honor Brother Stanley Schachter (Alpha Chapter). Awarded to an undergraduate who best exemplifies the ideals of the Creed of Tau Epsilon Phi – Friendship, Chivalry, Service. Eligible candidates must be nominated by their Chapter. This is awarded biennially during Convention year.
LAWRENCE S. BERLER LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP ($100)
The Board of Trustees accepted a new scholarship funded by the Berler Family to honor Brother Lawrence Berler (Epsilon-Gamma). Awarded to an undergraduate who has distinguished himself in his Chapter for their achievements. Eligible candidates must be a “Legacy” of Tau Epsilon Phi. This is awarded biennially during Convention year.
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