Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Foundation Names 2017-18 Scholarship Recipients

The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation has named 20 scholarship recipients for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year. More than $40,000 is being presented in grants in amounts ranging from $500 to $5,000. Foundation scholarships are established by chapters and individuals and endowments are used to support the annual scholarships. Some scholarships are available to all AKPsi students, while others focus on those majoring in specific fields.

Congratulations to the 2017-18 scholarship recipients:

$5,000 Scholarships

Christopher T. France, Michigan State ’14 — William A. Donnelly Scholarship
Alexandra Goodnough,  Syracuse ’15 – Carlton J. Siegler Scholarship
Mahmoud Saleh, Wayne State ’16 — Carlton J. Siegler Scholarship
Aubrey M. Weber, Central Michigan ’14 – William A. Donnelly Scholarship
Tyler M. Werland, Texas – San Antonio ’16— William A. Donnelly Scholarship

$4,000 Scholarships

Anjani Agrawal, Georgia Tech ’15 — General Fund Scholarship
Jorge A. Fournier, Wake Forest ’15 — Stephen and Chrissy Vasquez Scholarship

$1,000 Scholarships

Justin Deters, Indiana State ’15 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
Cosmin Dordea, Wayne State ’16 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
Matthew May,  Arkansas ’16 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
Bailey Thompson, Kansas ’16 — Kenneth W. Hufford Accounting Scholarship
Isabella Yang, Texas – Dallas ’15 — Jeffery L. Vander Waal Healthcare Scholarship

$500 Scholarships

Michelle Chan, Baruch ’15 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
Madeline E. Curry, Wyoming ’13-Life — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
A.J. C. DiRosa, High Point ’14 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
Stephen DuBois, Delaware ’16 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
Melissa Fellman, Maryland ’16 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
Aparna Krishnaswamy, Denver ’14 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
Nicoleen Lebita, Washington ’14— Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship
Gina M. Testa, New York ’15 — Jennie J. Palkon née Lis and John S. Palkon Scholarship

The foundation extends its appreciation to members of the scholarship committee who spent countless hours reviewing applications:

Selection Committee:

Annette C. Anderson, Virginia ’85-Life
Stacey M. Gimbert, Virginia ’86
Michelle Grichuk,  Lamar ’08-Life
Ted S. Hollifield, Virginia ’87
Past Fraternity Director Phil May, Saint Louis ‘86-Life
Melissa A. Nortz, Virginia ’85
Vadim Shleyfman, Towson ’09
Past Foundation Director Chad E. Smith, Montclair State ’93
Past Foundation Chairman Cynthia Washington, Saint Louis ‘82-Life
Past Foundation Director John Werner, Virginia ‘84-Life (Committee Chair)

The 15th Annual Academy – Hosted by Alpha Kappa Psi

INDIANAPOLIS (June 30, 2016) — From June 25-27, the nineteen brothers selected as the 2016 Academy Fellows traveled to Morgantown, Indiana for an intensive, distraction free, leadership retreat. The secluded setting of the Academy allowed for their unhindered growth, as they opened themselves up to new ideas and experiences. 

The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation Announces 2016 Academy Fellows

INDIANAPOLIS (May 25, 2016) –In June, nineteen student members will attend an intensive leadership retreat designed to make even the best of Alpha Kappa Psi more impactful, value-based leaders. Through the generous support of Alpha Kappa Psi alumni and friends, the AKPsi Foundation pays all expenses for those attending the experience.

The Academy was created in 2001 to provide participants with a solid grounding in self-awareness, leadership skills, teamwork, and a new perspective on change and systems thinking. Participants will learn how to become a leader who makes a visible difference and more positive force in their organization and profession.

Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation Recognizes Winning Case Competition Teams

INDIANAPOLIS (March 1, 2016) — The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation is pleased to recognize the winning Case Competition teams that competed during this year’s Principled Business Leadership Institute.

All team members must have been Alpha Kappa Psi student members in good standing at the time of registration and the onsite competition. Teams consisted of two, three or four members and competitions were held at all locations excluding Oklahoma City, OK.