Balfour Fellowships

Balfour Fellowships are an interfraternal scholarship providing financial assistance to fraternity/sorority members enrolled full-time in accredited graduate or professional schools.

HONORING LLOYD G. BALFOUR

The Balfour Fellowship is named in honor of Lloyd G. Balfour, a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity who devoted his life to advancing the interfraternal community through leadership and service across North America. We believe, as L.G. did, fraternal membership can have lifelong impact by providing leadership development, fostering a commitment to service, and instilling self-confidence and desire to strive for fraternal excellence.

2021 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

The scholarship is open to any initiated fraternity or sorority member who is considered in good standing with his or her inter/national organization. Applicants must be enrolled or intend to enroll in graduate or professional school full-time for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The application includes sections to capture scholastic achievement, campus and community service and fraternal service. We also require an essay and two recommendation letters

  • April 1, 2021: Applications due
  • June 1, 2021: Applicants notified
  • July 1, 2021: Supporting materials due
  • By Aug 15, 2021: Checks cut and mailed

2020 BALFOUR FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS

MICHELLE HULLEY

KAPPA ALPHA THETA
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE

Pursuing Doctorate of Educational Leadership at University of Southern California

I am honored and grateful to be a Balfour Fellowship recipient. Through my membership in Kappa Alpha Theta I learned how to lead with integrity, purpose, and passion. I am honored to use this fellowship to focus on my purpose of creating a more equitable future for all students.

EMMA JONES

ALPHA DELTA PI
HANOVER COLLEGE

Pursuing Master’s Degree is in Global Communication and Applied Translation at Carnegie Mellon University

As a member of Alpha Delta Pi, I learned the value of listening to and learning from perspectives that were different from my own. I hope to continue learning that lesson in my career as a translator.

CLAUDIA KENNEDY

KAPPA ALPHA THETA
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA

Pursuing Doctor of Pharmacy at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

I decided to study pharmacy so that I could help underserved patients achieve great health. The Balfour Fellowship will not only support my dream of becoming a pharmacist but my endeavors to become a leading woman in health care. The fraternity and sorority community has always inspired me to strive for personal excellence.

JILL KLEINKAUF

TRI DELTA
CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY

Pursuing a Juris Doctor at University of California, Los Angeles

Tri Delta and the Greek community gave me my first sense of home within college and the space in which I could empower and be empowered by other leaders. My Greek experience has always challenged me to do and be better and I plan to carry the ideals of values-based leadership throughout my career.

KATE MORALES

DELTA GAMMA
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS

Pursuing MBA at The Ohio State University

I am dedicated to my education, leadership development, and giving back to my community. Like Balfour, I place a strong importance on giving back to the fraternal world.

DONG KWAN PARK

TRIANGLE
PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Pursuing Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering at University of Massachusetts Amherst

Membership in Triangle and the Greek community as a whole has given me the experience in leadership development and commitment to service which has grown to my professional work. I will continue my academic aspirations to focus on resiliency to climate change and long term vulnerabilities to water resources engineering for the developed and underdeveloped worlds.

ERIN STUMP

KAPPA ALPHA THETA
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI

Pursuing Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of Missouri

Throughout my life, giving back to the community remained a central part of my personal values. As I am pursuing a career devoted to serving others, I believe that the personal development I experienced as a result of my Greek membership will help me excel in my career as a physical therapist.

BLAIRE TAGGART

ALPHA CHI OMEGA
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA

Pursuing Degree in Medical Sciences from University of Arkansas

During this uncharted time in our nation, and as part of a family that has been impacted economically by the pandemic, it is especially reassuring to me to have these funds available. I am extremely appreciative and hope to honor the values set forth by L.G. Balfour by continuing to strive for excellence in my field.

JERRY TUTTLE

ALPHA GAMMA RHO
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Pursuing MBA in Agribusiness at New Mexico State University

Becoming a recipient of this fellowship resonates highly with me, as Fraternity and Sorority Life truly has aided me to become who I am, allowed me to pursue opportunities, and pushed me to follow my dreams.