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Posted On: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 02:59 AM, by Christa Dell Sobon
Delta Epsilon/Arizona State, recipient of the Highest Scholarship Award at Grand Convention 2012
During the month of February 2013, we join our Panhellenic sisters in celebrating the Month of the Scholar. Across the United States and Canada, our chapters will be hosting professor dinners and faculty roundtables. Individual achievements will be recognized in a variety of ways including Bettie Bucks, "Smarty Pants," "Smart Cookies," and scholarship pearls for those who achieve a 4.0 (or its equivalent on their respective campus).

Having had the opportunity to focus on the scholarship programming, I am inspired regularly by our members. Below are some selected comments from our college chapters expressing their views on scholarship:


  • "Our college women are passionate and determined, and they are all achieving great feats in the academic world!" Alpha Gamma/Ohio State

  • "As a chapter, scholarship is of the utmost importance. Mu Chapter holds the record at Allegheny College for the highest sorority GPA for the majority of semesters recorded. Together, we strive to push each other to reach our highest potential, and help each other achieve academic goals." Mu/Allegheny

  • "In and out of the classroom, our women seek out learning opportunities. In order to maintain an atmosphere that values education, we have established certain standards and programs to help our chapter succeed." Gamma Zeta/Connecticut

  • "The Alpha Eta chapter takes pride in its outstanding academic achievements. We consistently look for ways to recognize and reward the scholastic achievements of our members." Alpha Eta/Vanderbilt

  • "Kappa Alpha Theta at Emory University promotes academic excellence through sisterhood support." Delta Zeta/Emory

  • "We continue to strive for academic excellence daily." Zeta Lambda/College of Charleston

  • "Consistently being one of the highest ranking chapters on campus, it is clear that through all the fun and memories made, academics always come first." Zeta Rho/ UC San Diego

  • "Eta Eta's sisters encourage one another to do well academically, and the chapter's structure supports this endeavor." Eta Eta/College of Idaho

  • "As the Beta Iota chapter, we pride ourselves on our extraordinary scholastic performance and the ability to develop well-rounded successful women who achieve both inside and outside the classroom." Beta Iota/Colorado

  • "The members of our chapter have truly exemplified all aspects of Theta's scholarly expectations. Intellectual potential is demonstrated through our chapter's achievement of the highest all-sorority average." Alpha Psi/Lawrence



It is tremendous to see the chapter grade reports turned in and marvel at the achievements of our chapters and individual members. I am inspired and in awe on a frequent basis.

As was frequently cited during recent Founders Day celebrations, Bettie Locke once said, "The Fraternity was always second in my mind to coeducation. It was organized to help the girls win out in their fight to stay in college on a man's campus. We had to make a place for women in a man's world, and the Fraternity was one means to that bigger end." I can only imagine the Founders would feel delighted at the academic achievements of our collegians and alumnae.

As a reminder, all members (collegians and alumnae) have access to the scholarships that are allocated yearly by the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation. The Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation is proud to have one of the most robust scholarship endowment programs in the Greek world, including all men's and women's groups. Last year, Theta Foundation awarded $557,925 to outstanding undergraduate and graduate Thetas.

Christa Dell Sobon, Delta Zeta/Emory, is the scholarship committee chairman for Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity, and is a charter Life Loyal member.


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