Phi Sigma Kappa Alumni Association / Dr. Anthony Fusaro Scholarship Program (Highest New Initiate Scholarship)


Who is sponsoring the scholarship program?


The Phi Sigma Kappa Alumni Association of Northern Illinois University is awarding the academic scholarships to promote and encourage scholastic excellence and acknowledge one of our cardinal principles “To Stimulate Scholarship”.  These scholarship awards are named for Brother Dr. Anthony Fusaro.  Dr. Fusaro was the local chapter advisor from 1967 to 1990.  He served our fraternity as National Grand President and National Foundation President.  He currently serves Phi Sigma Kappa as the National Ritual Chairman and Member of the National Court of Honor.  In addition brother Fusaro was a key member of the NIU Community serving as a Political Science professor, Political Science Department Chairman, and Associate Provost.  Brother Fusaro left NIU in 1990 to become the President of one of Pennsylvania State University's campuses.  Dr. Fusaro finally retired and leaves in Lakeland, FL where he continues to volunteer at a local homeless and drug treatment facility as the Director of Development.



Who’s eligible for receiving the PSK Alumni Assoc. / Dr. Anthony Fusaro - Highest New Initiate GPA award?


To be eligible for the Highest New Initiate GPA Scholarship you must:


  • Be an initiated in the corresponding semester the award is requested 
  • Enrolled/Completed at least 12 hours at NIU for the semester.
  • Have the highest earned GPA in your affiliate class 

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Conditions under which a scholarship will NOT be given:


  • If you are not up-to-date on your financial obligations to the Alumni Association and the Active Chapter (This would include OMEGA financial balances). 
  • If you fail, in the eyes of the Active Chapter and/or the Alumni Association, to maintain the other two Cardinal Principles of Phi Sigma Kappa, To Promote Brotherhood and To Develop Character.

Who will make the Scholarship Decision?

The awards will be compiled by the PSK Alumni Scholarship Chairman with the help of the Local Chapter Scholarship Chairman and be submitted to the PSK Alumni Board of Directors for a final vote.



What is the Amount of the Scholarship?


  • Highest New Initiate GPA = $250 and a plaque 



What are the Requirements for the scholarship recipients?


Academic performance is the most important criteria when choosing the successful

candidates.  However, if the recipient has exhibited conduct unbecoming of a brother to

the active chapter or the Alumni Organization, he will be excluded from obtaining the

stipend.  This will include past debt and property damage.  All final decisions are made

by the Alumni Association.  All appeals should be made in writing to the Alumni

Scholarship Chairman within the semester the award is given for to Scholarship@PSKaaNIU.org


In addition to the preceding eligibility requirements and conditions:

Candidates must submit the online scholarship request by February 15th (Fall) & June 15th (Spring).  Any and all late submissions will NOT be accepted

Transcripts must be collected by Active Chapter Scholarship Chairman

Transcripts must be verified by Active Chapter Advisor & Alumni Association  Scholarship Chairman

All members are subject to and must abide by the Northern Illinois University Students Code of Conduct


How do I start the process to get my scholarship

Best and fastest way to get the ball moving on receiving scholarships is to submit your application before the deadline by clicking the below link.  Remember the deadline is February 15 for all FALL semester requests and June 15 for all SPRING semester requests.  Sorry we do not offer scholarships for the summer class schedule

Click Here To Request A Scholarship


When will all the winners be announced?


When all records including eligible members transcripts have been received, the Alumni

Board Scholarship Chairman will compile a list that will be voted on by the Alumni Board.  After the vote, the Alumni Scholarship Chairman will inform the local chapter of the awardees.  At that point, the monies will be deposited into an account and the recipient(s) will be either be provided a check or have funds deposited into their bursars account.  Plaques will be handed out to the winners at an appropriate date.


Who do I call if I have any questions?


Questions may be addressed in writing only to the Alumni Board Scholarship Chairman at Scholarship@PSKaaNIU.org or call 815-977-7560 ext 13.

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