Educational Scholarships

Empowering women through formal education has been shown to lift entire populations. Delta Phi Epsilon is committed to sustaining our founders’ legacy by promoting women as leaders, scholars, and innovators. To encourage the success and accessibility of education for our sisters, The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation provides merit and need-based scholarships.

In 2018, the Educational Foundation awarded 36 scholarships worth a total of $100K. A list of last year’s scholarship recipients is available here.

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.

We have moved to an online system for our application process. Please click on the links to begin when scholarship season opens.



The Scholarship applications are available October 15, 2018 through January 15, 2019. 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 2019 year can be submitted by the links below:

Undergraduate Applications

Graduate Applications


Past Scholars

2016 Scholarship Recipient List

2017 Scholarship Recipient List


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.”