Rolla F. Wood Graduate Scholarship
The Rolla F. Wood Graduate Scholarship was approved in 2002 and chartered on July 15, 2004.
"In 1928, Rolla F. Wood became national president, and with his tenure came changes to our brotherhood. Wood made the National Council a more cohesive unit and helped increase expansion. The fraternity grew from four chapters to seven during his presidential term.
Following his successful term Wood exemplified true brotherly dedication in ways many don’t—he continued to serve. He went on to volunteer as part of council for the next six years as vice-president of chapter development (formerly national counselor) for a year, senior vice-president for a year and historian from 1931 through 1935. During his years on council, his push for expansion resulted in a total of 14 new chapters joining the original four.
Wood, a brother at Alpha Chapter, attended graduate school at Vanderbilt University, where he founded Epsilon Chapter. In honor of Wood’s national contributions, dedication and continued pursuit of knowledge, the fraternity now has its graduate scholarship named for him."1
The charter of the Rolla F. Wood Graduate Scholarship defines the purpose of the scholarship as such; The purpose of this scholarship is to promote the future academic opportunity of brothers of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity who have excelled in undergraduate studies and are continuing their education in graduate school.
The scholarship is officially presented to each year's recipient at National Convention.
- 2005 John Chen, Delta Omega
- 2006 Katy Razzano, Alpha Beta
- 2007 Meghan Sidelnick, Sigma
- 2008 Marie Hayden, Gamma Pi
- 2009 Natalie Swierzbin, Gamma Epsilon
- 2010 none
- 2011 May Jean Counsilman, Beta Pi
- 2012 Patrick Herron, Alpha Epsilon
- 2013 Angela McCall, Gamma Epsilon
- 2014 Lauren Reef, Beta Delta, Mary Cearley, Alpha Omicron
- 2015 Timothy Pote, Beta Rho
- 2016 Jillian Blueford, Gamma Chi
- 2017 none
- 2018 Kadira Coley