Barbara Downey Freson Undergraduate Scholarship
The DC Metro Alumnae Chapter endowed a $1000 perpetual undergraduate scholarship through the Tri Delta Foundation. We recently increased the award amount to $2400 and are now awarding a $2600 scholarship for the coming year. We encourage candidates meeting the following criteria to apply!
- Academic achievement, GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Past and present Tri Delta involvement
- Campus and community involvement
- Financial need
- Students who are sophomores or juniors during the application year (juniors or seniors during the award year)
- Priority is given to a member from a Virginia, Maryland, or DC Tri Delta chapter, then a member of any Tri Delta chapter with a permanent residence in Northern Virginia, Maryland, or DC.
Additional information, as well as the application form, are available on the Foundation website.
The scholarship was officially presented to the Delta Delta Delta Foundation at Convention in 2002, was fully-endowed (at $25,000) in 2004, and the first scholarship was awarded in 2005 to a chapter member at the University of Richmond. This past year, the recipient was a Tri Delta at Virginia Tech. The chapter continues to collect funds for the scholarship in order to increase the amount of the endowment. Initially called the Northern Virginia Scholarship Fund, the scholarship was renamed in 2018 to the Barbara Downey Freson Scholarship Fund (BDFSF) to acknowledge the significant contributions of our past member in creating the fund.
The Barbara Downey Freson Scholarship Fund (BDFSF) is supported and maintained by the Delta Delta Delta Foundation. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Foundation in the name of the BDFSF. All contributions to the Foundation that are designated for the BDFSF are tax deductible in accordance with IRS regulations. Donations can be made through the Foundation's website. Please make sure to choose "Restricted for Other" under "The Gift is" and add "BDFSF" to the "If other, please specify" box.
Northern Virginia Panhellenic Scholarship
The Northern Virginia Alumnae Panhellenic Association (NVAPA) offers two $1500 scholarships. The President’s scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate Greek woman from Virginia or attending a college in Virginia. The Founder’s scholarship goes to an alumnae active in her alumnae chapter who is pursuing a graduate degree. Fund raising for these scholarships is accomplished through the Panhellenic Play.
The undergraduate scholarship benefits a woman student and member of a National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) Greek sorority who attends a college or university. One $1,500 scholarship will be awarded each spring. Applicants must be a rising junior or rising senior (4th or 5th year). The scholarship is merit-based; financial need will not be a selection criterion. The scholarship funds ($1,500) will be designated for tuition and provided as a credit toward the student's tuition. Mary Walsh, a Kappa Delta who is studying Biology at William & Mary, was the recipient of this scholarship in 2014.
The graduate scholarship benefits a dues-paying member of an alumnae chapter of a National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) Greek sorority. The alumnae chapter must be a member of the NVAPA. The scholarship is merit-based; financial need will not be a selection criterion. The scholarship funds ($1,500) will be designated for tuition and provided as a credit toward the student's tuition. Kristin Walker, Alpha Sigma Tau, who is working on her PhD at Clemson University was the recipient of this scholarship in 2014.
If you are interested in applying for the 2019-2020 academic year, applications will be available on the NVAPA website in the Fall of 2019. The application deadline for the 2019-2020 academic year has passed.