UT Tyler Pi Kapps awarded national scholarship

This past fall, the Pi Kappa Phi Foundation launched its newest scholarship, the David D. Morgan ‘Extra Mile’ National Scholars Program. Thanks to a generous gift to the Common Loyalty Campaign from the Beta Omicron chapter (Northwestern State University) alumnus, David D. Morgan, this scholarship seeks to recognize academic performance while encouraging active and sustained involvement within students’ chapters, campuses, and surrounding community. At the core of the ‘Extra Mile’ National Scholars Program is the attitude that if you work hard, apply your talents, and simply go the “extra mile,” in all you do, you will find success in life.

In its inaugural fall semester in 2014, 52 students representing 39 chapters were chosen as recipients. Total $43, 950 was given out in grants to these deserving students as well. Nine sophomore, 18 juniors, and 25 seniors were selected with an average cumulative GPA of 3.40. Thirty-eight of these students are currently employed, working an average of 14.71 hours per week. Among these recipients are two brothers from the Theta Pi chapter of Pi Kappa Phi at the University of Texas at Tyler.

The first recipient is a junior majoring in Business Management. Additionally, he has a 3.40 cumulative GPA. Within Pi Kappa Phi, he has served as the Scholarship Chairman, as well as the Risk Management Chairman. On campus, he is a member of the men’s tennis team and serves as a senator on the SGA Business and Technology Committee. Furthermore, he is past IFC Vice President of Recruitment and Member Education.

The second recipient is a senior also majoring in Business Management. In the past, he has served as Philanthropy Chairman within the fraternity as well as an orientation leader on campus. Currently, he is a member of the Campus Activities Board where he is in charge of recruitment.