One thing is certain, college is an expensive endeavor. Scholarships
are one way to lighten the financial load.
Each of the 26 NPC sororities emphasizes a well-rounded
student experience for undergraduate members. You will learn to juggle
leadership roles, academic classes and philanthropic projects while having fun
along the way. These activities build a great foundation for success and open
the door for a wide variety of scholarship opportunities.
With so many options out there, it is often overwhelming to
decide where to start a scholarship search. First, use your university
resources. Speak to your campus advisor, stop in the financial aid office and
explore the various departments on your campus for potential options. Many
colleges announce scholarships that honor outstanding alumni, highlight
specific majors and reward students for exceptional academic performance. You
may also find scholarship opportunities that depend on a piece of your work,
like an essay or research project.
If you choose to join a sorority, there are additional
opportunities for scholarships. Look to your sorority for foundation or chapter
scholarship opportunities. NPC sororities have foundations that raise funds for
awarding scholarships to members. These scholarships often honor students for
leadership within the sorority and across campus while highlighting students
with diverse undergraduate skill sets and backgrounds. Some organizations even
have scholarships for graduating students intending to pursue higher degrees.
Don’t forget the opportunities as a Panhellenic woman for
scholarships. Take a moment to research local Alumnae Panhellenics, because many
throughout the year to undergraduates from their area. The College Panhellenic
on your campus may also provide scholarships to Panhellenic members.
Finally, don’t forget to look into the scholarships offered
by the National Panhellenic Conference Foundation. The NPC Foundation currently
offers three different annual scholarships that commend members for serving the
College Panhellenic community. You can start your search by visiting NPC
Women and the NPC Foundation
Being a sorority woman allows you to build qualities that assist
you far beyond your undergraduate years. Remember to always be gracious to
those people willing to help you with possible recommendation or reference
materials, and be sure to highlight your strong character along the way. By using
your campus and sorority resources, you are sure to find scholarship success!