Scholarships

The Mu Sigma Upsilon Foundation offers scholarships to the sisters of Mu Sigma Upsilon as well as high school community leaders to help offset the cost of their college education. Scholarships applications will open each year on December 15th and must be submitted by March 1st of the following year. Scholarship recipients will be announced during Mu Sigma Upsilon National Convention held every June. The following are descriptions of each scholarship offered as well as the qualifications needed.

Lucy Dipini Memorial Scholarship

In 1997, the MSU Alumnae Association established a Memorial Scholarship Fund that distinguished the contributions of late sister, Lucy Dipini, from the Mosaic Chapter of Mu Sigma Upsilon, who was killed in an automobile accident earlier that year. Only 27 at the time of her death, she embodied the characteristics we seek in a sister, an honest, trustworthy friend, dedicated to her family and community. She excelled in school, graduated, and remained active within the sorority. This scholarship in the amount of $500 is funded by the Districts of Mu Sigma Upsilon and is determined through nominations. The LDMS is open to collegiate sisters who are in need of financial support, involved within the community at large, maintained a minimum grade point average of 3.0, and considered in good standing (within Mu Sigma Upsilon) the fiscal year prior to convention. Apply Here

Aretias Graduate Scholarship

Attending graduate school is a tremendous investment of time and financial resources. This scholarship is awarded to an Aretias sister who demonstrates academic excellence in graduate study. Nominee must qualify as a role model to her peers and exhibit traits worth emulating by other sisters in Mu Sigma Upsilon. Nominee must demonstrate commitment to study, academic discipline, community leadership, integrity in action, and strength of character. This scholarship in the amount of $500 is funded by the Aretias Graduate Chapter of Mu Sigma Upsilon and is determined through nominations. Therefore, the Mu Sigma Upsilon Foundation will consider the nominee’s accomplishments, contributions, excellence, and or service within Mu Sigma Upsilon, school and community to determine recipient. Scholarship nominee must be enrolled in a master’s program (Certificates or Professional Programs do not apply) with a minimum grade point average of 3.50 and considered in good standing (within Mu Sigma Upsilon) the fiscal year prior to convention. Apply Here

Stella Cadente Scholarship

A stella cadente, Italian for shooting star, is a rapidly moving, temporary meteor reaching towards the earth’s atmosphere. Embarking on a journey to explore the world and immerse oneself in a new culture can be the experience of a lifetime. This scholarship is awarded to a sister who has been accepted to a study abroad program or cultural excursion program (i.e. missionary trip). The awarded monetary scholarship will be $500.  This scholarship is determined through nominations. Scholarship nominees must submit a description of the importance of the trip and how they will benefit culturally. Scholarship nominees must be considered in good standing (within Mu Sigma Upsilon) the fiscal year prior to convention. Apply Here

Ceannaire Scholarship

The Ceannaire, Irish for leader, scholarship is awarded to an alumna sister currently serving on MSU’s National Governing Council. Nominee must qualify as a role model to her peers and exhibit traits worth emulating by other sisters in Mu Sigma Upsilon. Nominee must demonstrate commitment to MSU, discipline, community leadership, integrity in action, and strength of character. This scholarship in the amount of $500 may be used to further the recipient’s educational or professional goals and is funded by the National Governing Council of Mu Sigma Upsilon. This scholarship  is determined through nominations. Therefore, the Mu Sigma Upsilon Foundation will consider the nominee’s professional accomplishments and service within Mu Sigma Upsilon to determine recipient. Scholarship nominee must be considered in good standing (within Mu Sigma Upsilon) the fiscal year prior to convention. Apply Here

Bow and Arrow Scholarship

This scholarship is open to high school senior women who are in need of financial support, involved within the community at large, and have maintained a minimum high school grade point average of 3.50. Nominees must have been accepted to a 4 year collegiate institution. This scholarship in the amount of $500 is funded by donations made to the Mu Sigma Upsilon Foundation and is determined through applications submitted to the Mu Sigma Upsilon Foundation. Apply Here