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. Our 2023 Scholarship Recipients were announced at the MSU Convention held in Atlantic City, NJ on June 10, 2023. Congratulations to the following winners!
Danielle N. Smith Aretias Graduate Scholarship
This scholarship distinguishes the contributions of late sister, Danielle N. Smith and her over 25 years of service to MSU making significant impacts nationally and locally. Danielle played an integral part in the establishment of the Aretias Graduate Chapter and she was a champion of higher education earning her Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree. 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. This scholarship in the amount of $500 is funded by the Aretias Graduate Chapter of Mu Sigma Upsilon.
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. Only 27 at the time of her passing, 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.
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 of MSU who has been accepted to a study abroad program or cultural excursion program.
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.
The Agbara, Yoruba for power, scholarship is awarded to any sister currently serving in any position of MSU’s District Boards; as district board officers are meant to empower and give voice to chapters while helping them develop socially and professionally. Applicants must qualify as a role model to her peers and exhibit traits worth emulating by other sisters in Mu Sigma Upsilon. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to MSU by being a communicative liaison between their position and their corresponding NGC counterpart; community leadership by promoting effective chapter development; and integrity in action by promoting positive interactions with and among undergraduates. This scholarship in the amount of $500 may be used to further the recipient’s educational or professional goals and is funded by the combined contribution