2023 Men's College Scholarship Recipients | Photos submitted

The Foundation for Fraternal Excellence and the North American Interfraternity Conference are excited to announce the recipients of the 2023 Men’s College Scholarship which is designed to identify and reward outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated an ability to excel in the fields of academics, extra-curricular school activities and community involvement.

Men are going to college with less frequency than in the past, and not persisting to graduation at the same rates as women. According to The Wall Street Journal, at the close of the 2020-21 academic year, women made up 59.5% of college students, an all-time high, and men 40.5%, according to enrollment data from the National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit research group. U.S. colleges and universities had 1.5 million fewer students compared with five years ago, and men accounted for 71% of the decline.

To counter this trend, a diverse group of fraternity alumni founded the Men’s College Scholarship in 2022 to inspire college attendance and academic success by young men. A college education is important and opens many opportunities to students including the many potential benefits of fraternity membership. In fact, recent research has shown fraternities are more relevant than ever before and foster success in college and beyond.

As fraternity advocates, we know that fraternities create lifelong connections to campuses, communities and friends. Members are three times more likely to obtain an internship while in college and almost twice as likely to have a job waiting when they graduate. The research has also shown that fraternity members experience stronger mental health and are almost five times as likely to be satisfied with their lives as alumni. It is our hope that by providing scholarships to young men entering college, more men will be provided the opportunity to join a fraternity and experience the many benefits of membership.

After reviewing more than 4,175 completed applications from young men across the United States, the Foundation for Fraternal Excellence is thrilled to award 78 scholarships totaling $55,000.

Recipients represent various backgrounds and hail from 49 different states with half identifying as first-generation college students. We look forward to seeing this program continue to grow in future years and thank all Fraternities Matter Campaign donors for making this scholarship a reality.

2023 Scholarship Recipients:

First NameMiddle NameLast NameHigh SchoolCityState
MuhajirMohammedAdemAnnandale High SchoolAnnandaleVA
ChristopherChaseAndrePalo Verde High SchoolLas VegasNV
AlexanderJoelArroyoMcKeel Academy of TechnologyLakelandFL
AbhinavVenkataBodaOlentangy Liberty High SchoolPowellOH
NoahAlexanderBussellAvon High SchoolAvonIN
NadeemBaileyChaudhryCranston High School EastCranstonRI
AlexanderMu-AnChenLustre Christian High SchoolLustreMT
ShingKaChowGwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and TechnologyLawrencevilleGA
JoelEmigdioPorterville High SchoolPortervilleCA
NoahCameronGendreauJohn Bapst Memorial High SchoolBangorME
EthanGrayGulleyMooreland High SchoolMoorelandOK
KamronHamptonArchbishop Curley High SchoolBaltimoreMD
MaxwellEverettHawkerHouston AcademyDothanAL
AllenHoLand O' Lakes High SchoolLand O' LakesFL
ThorGabrielHunzikerPapillion LaVista High SchoolPapillionNE
ZakariyaInsanallySomerville High SchoolSomervilleNJ
HunterRichardKlostyEast Chapel Hill High SchoolChapel HillNC
MarcoPaulLuzzaBridgewater-Raynham Regional High SchoolBridgewaterMA
CaleEdwardMaasCAM High SchoolAnitaIA
AniketMartinsFairfield Ludlowe High SchoolFairfieldCT
JohnathanMendozaYes Prep North CentralHoustonTX
JachinMertesTimberline High SchoolBoiseID
SeanPatrickMullinsArchbishop Murphy High SchoolBothellWA
LawrenceMichaelNallsGwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory AcademyChicagoIL
HuyNhatNguyenReynolds High SchoolTroutdaleOR
ZackOkunDesert Mountain High SchoolScottsdaleAZ
AmirTehraniThomas Jefferson High SchoolDenverCO
HieuTThanWisconsin Lutheran High SchoolMilwaukeeWI
EthanWangGatlinburg-Pittman High SchoolGatlinburgTN
EugeneChoiYooStuyvesant High SchoolNew YorkNY
LandonRobertYorkUpper St. Clair High SchoolPittsburghPA
RichardZhuNorth Hollywood High SchoolNorth HollywoodCA
First NameMiddle NameLast NameHigh SchoolCityState
RodolfoJulianMAbreguJohn D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and ScienceRoxburyMA
JaveareAkandeSumner Academy of Arts of ScienceKansas CityKS
SalemSaleemmmAl-AhmadHerbert Henry Dow High SchoolMidlandMI
GraidinWynArnoldCody High SchoolCodyWY
MamadouDBahUpper Merion Area High schoolKing of PrussiaPA
KrishnaBathijaJuneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at KaleJuneauAK
BrianNicholasBautistaIndiana Christian AcademyAndersonIN
MatthewAlexanderBennettHouston Christian High SchoolHoustonTX
TristanDavidBisbeeBrandon Valley High SchoolBrandonSD
AndrewEdwinCarrasquilloSaint Francis High SchoolMountain ViewCA
RyanMichaelCostanzoWheeling Central Catholic High SchoolWheelingWV
EmanuelMalikCraigPhillip O Berry Academy of TechnologyCharlotteNC
KieranDaveyAvon Old FarmsAvonCT
DieneDrameThurgood Marshall AcademyNew YorkNY
KamsiyochukwuSamuelEleleSharpstown International SchoolHoustonTX
BenedictEhigieErhaborJohn Hersey High SchoolArlington HeightsIL
GiorgioSFemiaJohn F Kennedy Catholic High School Upper CampusWarrenOH
MichaelNicholasFernandezThetford AcademyThetfordVT
LandonJerryFillingameColumbia High SchoolColumbiaMS
RiddickWilliamFlynnMiddletown High SchoolMiddletownDE
AlexanderGordillo JimenezJose Marti MAST 6-12 AcademyHialeahFL
ToddHarrisonRoman Catholic High SchoolPhiladelphiaPA
DavidElijahHaydenTrinity Christian SchoolSharpsburgGA
BrendenChristopherHenkeHallettsville High SchoolHallettsvilleTX
AndrewJasonLatuSacred Heart PreparatoryAthertonCA
SeojunLeeSouth Lyon High SchoolSouth LyonMI
TysonLeeCornerstone Schools of AlabamaBirminghamAL
AmadeoMaddenUnion Grove High SchoolMcDonoughGA
DanielMakinoBergen Catholic High SchoolOradellNJ
NathanielEdwinMarischenStephen T Badin High SchoolHamiltonOH
BereketKenyattaMayangaBarrie SchoolSilver SpringMD
IsaacMolinaLa Cueva High SchoolAlbuquerqueNM
SamMorganFairview High SchoolBoulderCO
SamuelMurphyMadison Academic Magnet HighschoolJacksonTN
CalvinNguyenVermilion CatholicAbbevilleLA
SamuelOpawuyiSaint Ignatius College PrepChicagoIL
ChristopherO'BryanPuryearTrinity High SchoolLouisvilleKY
SamuelRalstonTrinity AcademyWichitaKS
JohnRigolinoMillbrook SchoolMillbrookNY
AustinMatthewRinzelRidge View High SchoolColumbiaSC
AbdulrahmanASadiqAlief Early College High SchoolHoustonTX
AidenGabriel Kimura-KunimuraSalazarHanalani SchoolsMililaniHI
EthanNathanielScarbroughRockford Secondary High SchoolRockfordMN
DrewVegaDardanelle High SchoolDardanelleAR
BrandonDWintersSkyline High SchoolSalt Lake CityUT
ZacharyEdwardWirtMidlothian High SchoolMidlothianVA

If you would like to donate to the Fraternities Matter Campaign, contact Judson Horras.