Delta Chi Galbreth Leadership Scholarship Established

Delta ChiCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 30, 2014 – The Delta Chi Galbreth Leadership Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation.

Brad DePriest of St. Louis, Dr. Bruce Skinner and Tom Tipton, both of Cape Girardeau, and Steve Schneider of Jackson, Mo., coordinated funding to establish the scholarship.

The recipient of the renewable Delta Chi Galbreth Leadership Scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University who is an associate or initiated brother of the Delta Chi Fraternity. The recipient must have a minimum 2.65 grade point average, have financial need as verified by the FAFSA, and be actively involved in at least one other on-campus organization. The recipient must be a full-time student who is an active, dues paying member, have all fraternal debts paid in full and be in good standing with the chapter.

Preference will be given to brothers who are currently serving or recently served as the associate member counselor or rush/recruitment chair and have completed at least one recruitment/rush period or led at least one associate member class through the new member educational process. Preference for members with this experience does not exclude others, however, it is meant to highlight the critical nature of prospective and associate members and their value to Delta Chi. All eligible recipients must be in good standing with the University.

A group of Southeast Delta Chi alumni worked together to endow the Delta Chi Galbreth Leadership Scholarship for students at Southeast who are active members of Delta Chi to honor the leadership of Ray Galbreth in establishing the Delta Chi Fraternity at Southeast.

In 1977, Galbreth set out to establish a “brotherhood of college and university men, appreciating that close association may promote friendship, develop character, advance justice and assist in the acquisition of a sound education.

Based upon this belief, the Delta Chi Fraternity at Southeast was established. Since its founding more than 35 years ago, nearly 600 college men have joined the bond of Delta Chi. Each of these men can trace their entrance into the bond of Delta Chi back to the actions of Galbreth more than 35 years ago.

For additional information on creating a scholarship, please contact the Southeast Missouri University Foundation at (573) 651-2203 or foundation@semo.edu.