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 Shaffer Honors College of Leadership and is given a scholarship.

Whole Man Scholarships were provided by Foundation donors who contributed a minimum of $72,000 to establish one for their chapter or an associated chapter.

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 Shaffer 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 Kleberg track delegates and the Phikeia Educators Conference delegate 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.

Prior Whole Man Scholars are not eligible for consideration.


Chapters with Whole Man Scholarships

The following chapters have Whole Man Scholarships available:

  • Arizona Alpha – University of Arizona
  • California Phi – Chapman University
  • California Theta – University of California, Irvine
  • Colorado Gamma – Colorado State University
  • Florida Epsilon (2) – University of South Florida
  • Georgia Epsilon – Georgia Southern University
  • Illinois Alpha – Northwestern University
  • Illinois Eta – University of Illinois
  • Indiana Eta – Indiana State University
  • Indiana Gamma (3) – Butler University
  • Indiana Theta (3) – Purdue University
  • Indiana Zeta – DePauw University
  • Iowa Beta – University of Iowa
  • Kansas Alpha – University of Kansas
  • Kansas Delta – Wichita State University
  • Louisiana Beta – Louisiana State University
  • Maryland Alpha – University of Maryland
  • Maryland Gamma – Washington College
  • Michigan Alpha – University of Michigan
  • Minnesota Beta (3) – Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Mississippi Alpha – University of Mississippi
  • Missouri Gamma – Washington University
  • Nebraska Alpha (2) – University of Nebraska
  • Nebraska Gamma – Creighton University
  • New York Epsilon (7) – Syracuse University
  • New York Zeta – Colgate University
  • Ohio Beta (3) – Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Ohio Epsilon (3) – University of Akron
  • Ohio Theta (2) – University of Cincinnati
  • Ohio Zeta – Ohio State University
  • Ohio Eta – Case Western Reserve University
  • Oklahoma Beta – Oklahoma State University
  • Pennsylvania Epsilon – Dickinson College
  • Pennsylvania Zeta (2) – University of Pennsylvania
  • South Dakota Alpha – University of South Dakota
  • Tennessee Gamma – University of Tennessee
  • Texas Beta (5) – University of Texas
  • Texas Gamma (2) – Southwestern University
  • Texas Delta (3) – Southern Methodist University
  • Texas Epsilon (9) – Texas Tech University
  • Texas Zeta (4) – Texas Christian University
  • Virginia Beta – University of Virginia
  • Washington Alpha – University of Washington
  • Washington Delta – University of Puget Sound
  • Phoenix Award-Winning Chapter

These chapters must complete the nomination form for their Whole Man Scholarship candidate by February 15, 2019.

Nominate a Whole Man Scholar

Once nominated, Whole Man Scholar candidates must then complete the online application by March 15, 2019.

Apply to Become a Whole Man Scholar


Is Your Chapter Not On This List? You Can Still Apply!

Beginning this year, if the original Whole Man Scholarship chapter fails to submit its nominee(s), the scholarship(s) will become available to any Phi Delt chapter. The number of these Whole Man Scholarships available is yet to be determined.

These Whole Man Scholar candidates must complete the online application by April 30, 2019.

Apply to Become a Whole Man Scholar