The scholarship was established through the Pi Kappa Alpha Traditions Campaign led by a committee of Pi Kappa Alpha alumni in conjunction with the Foundation. To date, more than $66,800 has been raised from Pi Kappa Alpha alumni to create the award, and the Foundation has matched the gift with an additional $20,000. The Traditions Campaign also included fundraising toward the new Pi Kappa Alpha House located in Southeast’s Greek Village. The campaign continues through June 30 of this year.
The renewable scholarship will be awarded to a full-time initiated or potential new member of the Epsilon Iota Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha that has demonstrated involvement with the Epsilon Iota Chapter and is living in the Pi Kappa Alpha house located at 1436 Show Me Drive. The scholarship is designed to reward members who live in the Greek Village house and are impactful in the fraternity’s success via scholastics and dedication to the fraternity’s values. Recipients must live on campus during the term in which the award is presented. They must also be in good academic standing with the University and the Epsilon Iota Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha with an overall minimum 2.25 grade point average.
The Pi Kappa Alpha Traditions Campaign Committee in conjunction with the Greek Life director will select the recipient.
The Epsilon Iota Chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity was founded as the 129th chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha on May 3, 1958, when 40 members of the Mark Twain Society were initiated at Southeast Missouri State University. In 1963, Pi Kappa Alpha moved into residence on the Southeast campus in the K Building. Fifty-four years later, in 2017, a newly constructed house was dedicated in the newly constructed Greek Village located near the Show Me Center.