Two receive Sigma Chi memorial scholarship

Feb 28, 2003

Andrew Wilson ('05) and Alexander Burtch ('07) have been named the 2002 Sigma Chi-Kettering University Memorial Scholarship recipients for B-Section, by the Sigma Chi Fraternity, Zeta Theta Chapter of Flushing.

Andrew Wilson ('05) and Alexander Burtch ('07) have been named the 2002 Sigma Chi-Kettering University Memorial Scholarship recipients for B-Section, by the Sigma Chi Fraternity, Zeta Theta Chapter of Flushing.

Wilson, of Novi, Michigan, a junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering, has a 90.7 Weighted Average Gradepoint (WAG). He is employed by Robert Bosch Corp. Wilson has been active with the fraternity, on campus, and in the community, including serving as Chapter Editor, Inter-Fraternity Council representative, and volunteer for the Flushing Candlewalk.

Burtch, of Novi, Michigan, is a freshman majoring in Mechanical Engineering. His co-op employer is Intier Automotive.

Each year, scholarships totaling $1,300 are awarded to active members and non-members from both A and B sections. The students are selected based on criteria that include need, scholarship, campus leadership, and community service.

The Sigma Chi - Kettering University Memorial Scholarship was established in 2000 in memory of Sigma Chi Zeta Theta alumni who have entered the Chapter Eternal. The university manages the endowment and the selection committee is made up of individuals from university staff, Chapter alumni, and community leaders.

"The Memorial Scholarship is a wonderful way for alumni to support both their fraternity and their alma mater. Kettering University is proud of our relationship with Sigma Chi and the contributions Greek organizations make to the campus and to the development of tomorrow's leaders," said Dr. James John, President of Kettering University. Sigma Chi Fraternity undergrads and alumni from Kettering have contributed more than $20,000 to the endowment to date. The goal is to raise $100,000 in the next three years. For more information about the Memorial Scholarship and Sigma Chi Zeta Theta,visit: www.zetathetafundraiser.com

The Sigma Chi Fraternity was founded on the ideals of friendship, justice, and learning at the University of Miami (Ohio) in 1855. Its mission is to be a value-based organization that stresses the character development of each member. There are currently 221 undergraduate Sigma Chi chapters and 143 alumni chapters across North America. The Zeta Theta Chapter was chartered in 1963 and has more than 1000 Kettering alumni.