Building Better Phis

Whole Man Scholars represent less than 1% of all Phi Delta Theta undergraduate members and are the ‘best of the best, brightest of the brightest’ in the Phi Delt Nation. Each participant is invited to the Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute to participate in the Honors College of Phi Delta Theta’s Leadership and Ethics Academy and is given a scholarship.

A list of chapters who already have one (or more) fully endowed Whole Man Scholarship(s) can be found here. These chapters must complete the nomination form to submit their Whole Man Scholarship candidate. Nominated candidates must then complete the online application. These scholarships were provided by Foundation donors who contributed a minimum of $72,000 to establish one for their chapter or an associated chapter.

Prior Whole Man Scholars are not eligible for consideration.

Benefits of Being A Whole Man Scholar

Recipients of these very special awards will receive up to a $1,000 academic scholarship to assist with the cost of their college education and will also experience a very intensive leadership immersion experience with other Whole Man Scholars from the United States and Canada at the Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute in Oxford, Ohio, held each summer. While in Oxford, Whole Man Scholars will participate in the Honors College of Leadership that has been created to help the Fraternity’s finest undergraduates hone their leadership style and decision making abilities.

Recipients of Whole Man Scholarships will have the cost of participating in the conference underwritten. Travel expenses to and from the conference are NOT included with this award. Whole Man Scholars are IN ADDITION TO the three delegates already attending the conference from each chapter.

Whole Man Scholar Requirements

Applicants must be an initiated member of the chapter with a suggested 3.0 GPA, be a rising junior or senior, and have previously attended the Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute. Other requirements include a complete online application with emphasis on leadership and ethics. A character reference is also a requirement of the application process.

If a recipient is unable to participate in the Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute within one year of his selection, the chapter may elect to send an alternate. The alternate would then attend the Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute and receive the academic scholarship.