Richard Cecil Todd & Clauda Pennock Todd Tripod Scholarship

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Richard Cecil and Clauda Pennock Todd

The Richard Cecil Todd and Clauda Pennock Todd Tripod Scholarship was established in September 1991 by Dr. and Mrs. Richard Todd to promote the future academic opportunity of Phi Sigma Pi brothers who have excelled in embodying the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and fellowship. Dr. Todd passed away on July 18, 1993, but his memory and the innumerable contributions he made to Phi Sigma Pi will never be forgotten.

Dr. Todd completed his undergraduate studies at Millersville University and was inducted into Sigma Chapter in 1936. After finishing his doctoral studies in History at Duke University in 1950, Dr. Todd received a faculty position at East Carolina University. He served as the Tau Chapter advisor for twenty-seven years, and also held membership in Tau Chapter. Mrs. Todd holds the distinction of being the first honorary woman inducted into Phi Sigma Pi (by Tau Chapter) in 1977. In addition to his contributions to many of the local chapters, Dr. Todd was also a source of stability for the National Office. Over a period of twenty-five years, he served in the offices of National President, Vice President, National Counselor, National Historian, and National Alumni Representative. All active undergraduate members of Phi Sigma Pi who meet the criteria outlined in the document titled The Richard Cecil Todd and Clauda Pennock Todd Tripod Scholarship of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity Charter and Award Criteria are eligible to apply for this yearly scholarship by submitting the Form 120 to the National Headquarters by April 15.

Past Award Recipients

2014 Todd Tripod Scholarship winner Jillian Burgoyne (BE '14) with National President Emeritus Jonah Goodman
National President Jonah Goodman and Vice President of Philanthropy Development Katie Peachey present the 2011 Todd Tripod Scholarship to Daniel Schumacher.