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 BALFOUR FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS

JASMINE BACCHUS

KAPPA ALPHA THETA
BROWN UNIVERSITY

Pursuing Master of Science in Social Science of the Internet at Oxford University

I am incredibly thankful for the Balfour Fellowship. As a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, I learned to challenge myself both academically and professionally. This award has made it possible for me to pursue my dream of studying the intersections between fashion, gaming, and inclusivity. 

JAMIE CATHCART

ALPHA DELTA PI
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

Pursuing Educational Doctorate in Leadership at Trevecca Nazarene University

As a member of Alpha Delta Pi, I learned the value of leadership, scholarship, and service. I plan to advance my capacity to be a transformational leader by pursuing scholarship and increasing my ability to serve those in my campus community effectively.

CAITLIN COTTRELL

ALPHA DELTA PI
WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN COLLEGE

Pursuing Master of Arts in Arab Studies at Georgetown University

My time as a collegian in Alpha Delta Pi was pivotal in shaping me into the leader I am today. My experience instilled a sense of confidence I otherwise would not have had and allowed me to be bold in pursuing my aspirations in my future career in international affairs.

MADILYN EBERLE

KAPPA ALPHA THETA
PURDUE UNIVERSITY

Pursuing Doctor of Pharmacy at Purdue University

My involvement in Kappa Alpha Theta served as a foundation for strengthening my communication, vulnerability, inclusivity, and organizational skills to be an exceptional leader. With a commitment to service and intellectual curiosity at the forefront, I hope to ignite change within healthcare to alter stigmas, enhance access to resources, and diminish the gap in socioeconomic classes.

VICTORIA GIROD

KAPPA ALPHA THETA
OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Pursuing Doctor of Nursing Practice-Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Oregon Health and Science University

Kappa Alpha Theta has a long tradition of strong women-leaders, committed to personal, professional, and societal excellence. I chose to be a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to be a leader in our healthcare system, providing holistic care to rural, marginalized communities.

KATIE SMITH

KAPPA ALPHA THETA
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI

Pursuing Master of Business Administration at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

The faith I had in myself was absolutely both inspired and created by my time in Greek Life. As a Kappa Alpha Theta leading woman, I had the self-confidence and excellence to follow my dreams – just as L.G. Balfour modeled in his own life. Thank you for recognizing my potential and cementing within me the values that L.G. emulated.

LAUREN TSE

KAPPA ALPHA THETA
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS

Pursuing Doctor of Physical Therapy at Creighton University

I am grateful and honored to have been granted the Balfour Fellowship. I strive to uphold the values of Kappa Alpha Theta and Lloyd G. Balfour by making a commitment to service, pursuing leadership roles, and striving towards personal and professional excellence. This fellowship will help me pursue my dreams of becoming a physical therapist with a mission to serve and provide compassionate, person-centered care for all.

KATIE WANDZILAK

KAPPA ALPHA THETA
PURUDE UNIVERSITY

Pursuing Master of Business Administration at Vanderbilt University

Kappa Alpha Theta instilled an inner confidence in me to always look for the next opportunity to lead. As a recipient of this award, I will strive to live outand honorL.G. Balfour’s legacy by opening the door a bit wider for those that follow behind me, especially as a woman with higher career ambitions in the corporate world.