Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships help support our sisterhood by offsetting the cost of college tuition. Delta Phi Epsilon is committed to sustaining our founders’ legacy by promoting women as leaders, scholars and innovators. Scholarships play a key role in the ability of many sisters of DPhiE to achieve their dreams of completing their formal education. To encourage the success and accessibility of education for our sisters, The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation provides merit and need-based scholarships. In 2019, the Educational Foundation awarded 46 scholarships worth a total of $75K.

Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students who are initiated members of Delta Phi Epsilon in good standing, who will be enrolled as full-time students in the 2019-20 academic year will be eligible to apply for scholarships in the next fiscal year. Past recipients are welcomed to apply again.

Endowed Scholarships

The Dr. Toby Tamarkin Scholarship

Dr. Toby Tamarkin of the Sigma Chapter at The Ohio State University worked her way through college. Her focused dedication to her education while having to work a job is a testament to her fortitude. Her drive created a successful 33-year career as a teacher, professor and administrator, touching the lives of hundreds of students. She also was a leader in language education at the local, state, regional and national level. First granted in 2017, the Dr. Toby Tamarkin Scholarship is awarded to the recipient who demonstrates this drive.

Applicants must be studying for a career in education and must have a job to help them attain their goal. Graduate students who apply should be involved in at least one organization in their educational field.

The Madeleine Claire McNulty Scholarship

Awarded for the first time in 2019, The Madeleine Claire McNulty Scholarship, named in commemoration of the daughter of Past International President Dawn Barta McNulty, Phi Sigma Chapter at Northern Illinois University was created to support a sorority member who has overcome a medical, personal or family difficulty. Madeleine was a diligent student, passionate dancer and Special Olympics gold medalist. She embodied our founding values of Justice, Sisterhood, and Love.

Having battled a lifelong seizure disorder, Madeleine lost her battle with epilepsy early last year. The McNulty family had designated the Educational Foundation to receive donations in memory of their beloved daughter and has since endowed this scholarship.

The Arleen Kruger Honick Scholarship

Arleen Kruger Honick is one of our sisterhood’s most prolific leaders, volunteers and supporters. Adding to her years of dedication to Delta Phi Epsilon, Arleen’s commitment has reached even greater heights recently with the Arleen Kruger Honick Scholarship named in her honor. This scholarship, which began in 2018, honors Arleen for her dedication to DPhiE through volunteering and serving as past international president. Recipients of the Arleen Kruger Honick Scholarship must be undergraduate members of the Psi Chapter at the University of Georgia, Honick’s home chapter.


Applications are reviewed by The Foundation Board immediately following the due date. Recipients will be notified in or around March, with their scholarship checks being mailed out over summer, directly to their University. All winners will be featured on the website and in the TRIAD.

Scholarship application
Scholarship applications for the 2021 year can be submitted by the links below:

All Academic Scholarships


Savannah Finocchiaro

Beta Nu at Wesley College, an Educational Foundation scholarship recipient

“The greatest gift DPhiE has given me is inspiration, encouragement, and a never-ending bond of sisterhood. Receiving the Educational Foundation Scholarship has given me the encouragement and inspiration to be able to continue my education at Wesley College … I am extremely thankful and blessed by your donation.”

Emily Baumgartner

Alpha Mu at University of Michigan-Dearborn, an Educational Foundation scholarship recipient. Emily is working toward a Masters in Public Affairs at Indiana University and is interested in economic development, particularly the impact of policy initiatives on business development and growth. With a background in economics and women’s and gender studies, she hopes to develop effective policies that address gender rights and economic development initiatives.

“I joined DPhiE specifically because I not only saw myself in many of the sisters I met during recruitment; I also saw what I could accomplish,” she says. “It was a well-rounded group of women who were smart, classy, and leaders within the campus community. I knew it was not only a chance to be involved, but an opportunity to better myself, as well,” says Emily.

To donors, Emily says, “THANK YOU! I’m grateful that there are people who believe in the importance of higher education and helping young women, like me, reach their goals.”

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Phi Lambda at Emory University, an Educational Foundation scholarship recipient

“I sincerely thank you for supporting the Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation Scholarship. Delta Phi Epsilon holds a special place in my heart as I have made incredible friends and done meaningful service work with the sorority. From rituals to volunteering to teaching self defense to girls in the Atlanta area I have developed a bond with my sisters in the Phi Lambda Chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon.

Going into my senior year at Emory with the Educational Foundation scholarship will have a large impact on me. I plan to go into the field of international development which is severely underpaid and will be graduating with debt. This scholarship from the Educational Foundation helps to relieve some of that burden and I am very grateful.

After graduation I plan to work on educational and empowerment opportunities for youth and women around the world. This past semester I had the incredible opportunity to study abroad and work on issues relating to gender equality and gender based violence as I traveled to twelve countries as part of my Semester At Sea (a program sponsored by the University of Virginia). While traveling I had the opportunity to teach self defense and human rights to over 100 girls in Ghana and South Africa. Currently, I am interning at The Carter Center focusing on access to information, gender equality, and other human rights issues.

I again want to thank you for your contribution to the scholarship fund. I am very grateful and I hope to “pay it forward” in the future by supporting educational opportunities for more sisters in Delta Phi Epsilon.”