Ohio Theta Scholarship Programs
Scholarship is a core value of Phi Kappa Psi, and every Phi Psi strives to achieve in the area of academia. Ohio Theta holds every brother to high academic standards, and offers incentives to those whose scholarly achievements deserve reward. Phi Kappa Psi has been the winner of the Ashland University IFC award for Best Scholarship Program.
Helen B. Smith Leadership Award - $500 Award
The Helen B. Smith Leadership Award is a gift given in the honor of Ms. Helen B. Smith who was a caring and loving figure to the brothers of Phi Sigma Chi and Phi Kappa Psi. Showing the wisdom of Solomon, this grand lady soothed wounded hearts, shared Christian principles, and saw to it that the brotherhood was reminded how a gentleman should act. Without Mom's willingness to give up her Ashland College housemother seniority in 1962 and move to Clarement Avenue, Ashland College would never have allowed housing at the 502 Clarement Phi Sigma Chi residence. Were it not for her financial help from time to time to meet homeowner obligations, and her ability to serve as our college goodwill ambassador when needed, our Fraternity would not have survived. She served as housemother from 1962-1972.
The Helen B. Smith Leadership Award is a $500 award given to an undergraduate Brother of the Ohio Theta Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi who has demonstrated moral character and outstanding leadership skills through formal and/or informal roles. While candidates must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8, the emphasis of this award is placed on leadership within the Chapter, campus community, and Ashland or hometown community. The award must be used for academic purposes and is contingent upon the full time enrollment status of the winner. Applicants must be in good standing with Ashland University and the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity.
Hunter Music is the latest recipient of the Helen B. Smith Leadership Award
Jerry and Terrie Dunlap Service Award - $500 Award
The Jerry & Terry Dunlap Service Award is a gift given in the honor of Brother Jerry Dunlap and his wife Terrie, who have distinguished themselves as leaders and philanthropists through a life of service to numerous groups and organizations. They took the ideals and values of the Fraternity and applied them to every aspect of their life, truly living for The Great Joy of Serving Others. Jerry and Terry together founded Camp Nuhop, a camp that serves children with special needs. Brother Dunlap was a member of the local fraternity, Phi Sigma Chi, and then a Founding Father of the Ohio Theta Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi, on April 16th, 1966. Brother Dunlap was a dedicated friend, mentor, and alumnus who served on the Ohio Theta House Corporation for 42 years until his passing in 2008.
The Jerry & Terrie Dunlap Service Award is a $500 award given to an undergraduate Brother of the Ohio Theta Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi who has provided meritorious service to people, to the community, or to specific organizations. While candidates must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8, the emphasis of this award is placed on service to campus, college community and hometown organizations. The award must be used for academic purposes and is contingent upon the full time enrollment status of the winner. Applicants must be in good standing with Ashland University and the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity.
Matthew Rhyand and Lukas Biglin are the latest recipent of the Jerry and Terrie Dunlap Service Award