Sam Poole Balanced Man Scholarship
Named after Sam Poole, Thiel 69', former CEO of computer game company Maxis, whose company created "Sim City" and "The Sim's." Sam recieved the SigEp citation award in 2005 The Sigma Phi Epsilon Citation is presented to a small, highly-select group of alumni who have achieved uncommon success and stature in their particular professions and careers, and have brought honor to themselves and to their Fraternity. Since the Sigma Phi Epsilon Citation was first presented in 1965, only 248 brothers have received this high honor
Award Basis: The Balanced Man Scholarship rewards students who have shown academic excellence, leadership skills, and a commitment to their health and well-being. The Pennsylvania Nu Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon at Thiel College, believes that recognizing students who demonstrate balance and all-around excellence is one way to promote this important idea. We are committed to helping our members develop the skills they need to succeed in the classroom, future careers, and everyday life.
2018-2019 Recipients: Bradley Novak, Elijah Williams, Teddy Kunkel, Keegan Bunch
Jacob Benghauser Memorial Endowment
Named after Jacob "Jake" Benghauser, whom showed us all that service to the fraternity can extend beyond the borders of Thiel College. After leaving Thiel, Jake became chapter counselor for Geneseo State Univ. He also was instrumental in the founding of the SigEp chapter at the Univ. of Rochester and served as their Alumni Board President. During this time Jake joined the National fraternities Board or Governers and encouraged other Penn Nu alumni to do so as well.
Award Basis: The Jake Benghauser Memorial Award shall be made to the men of the Penn Nu chapter that have demonstrated the most chapter spirit.
2018-2019 Recipients: Aaron Vavrick, Ray Bullis, Tyler Novak
John Carron Memorial Scholarship
Named after John Carron, a 1987 SigEp Thiel graduate who passed away in August of 1987. The local SigEp Chapter News Letter (Penn Nus) wrote " His influence and ideas have caused a number of positive, everlasting changes to come over the chapter. John was a brother, a friend, and at times, a type of father to many of us. He was a man in the truest sense of the word and will be remembered for the things a person would want to be remembered for."
Award Basis: The John T. Carron Memorial Award shall be made to the men of the Penn Nu chapter that the chapter and AVC deem to have demonstrated through their activities and their personal commitments a belief in service to their fellow man and who have contributed most to the growth and fraternal spirit of Sigma Phi Epsilon.
2018-2019 Recipients: David Blaney, Dan Yoest, Kohei Hayashi, Andreas Jonassen
Penn Nu Alumni Memorial Fund
The Penn Nu Alumni Scholarship is in recognition of the countless Alumni, whom thru living of the SigEp cardinal principles of Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love have made a tremendous impact on past, present, and future members of the fraternity.
Award Basis: It is awarded to an undergraduate brother, chosen in the spring of his Junior year and awarded in the fall of his Senior year. Winners of this award have been selected in celebration of their achievements and the promise of lives lived in accordance with the cardinal principles of Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love.
2018-2019 Recipient: Dan Yoest