Local Fraternity Chapter Establishes Scholarship

The Hamilton College chapter of DeltaUpsilon fraternity has established an endowed scholarship for studentsattending the college. Recognition of the new scholarship will take place at10 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, at the former Delta Upsilon House on Campus Road.

In awarding the annual scholarship, preference will be given to members of thefraternity who are in good academic standing and who demonstrate financialneed.

The fraternity also created an endowed fund at the college to assist with theoperations of the undergraduate chapter. It will be utilized with preferencegiven to activities that encourage participation in national fraternityprograms and other activities that promote leadership development. The fundalso may be used for new-member education programs.

"Hamilton is grateful that the members of Delta Upsilon have sought tostrengthen the college with valuable scholarship support, while at the sametime providing leadership opportunities and training for the undergraduatechapter," said President Eugene M. Tobin. "The type of investment the chapteris making in its members and in its programs is a strategy we hope otherprivate societies at Hamilton will adopt in the future."

"The process for us was beneficial for the students and an easy transition forthe chapter," said Thomas Morris, a 1981 Hamilton graduate and the fraternity'salumni president. "It shows the administration is willing to accept theviability of societies on the Hamilton campus."

The Hamilton Chapter of Delta Upsilon fraternity was established in 1847.Both "The Delta Upsilon Fraternity Scholarship Fund" and "The Delta UpsilonFraternity Membership Development Fund" were established with the proceeds fromthe sale of the chapter's house to the college in 1996.

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