Rolla F. Wood Graduate Scholarship

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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.


Vice President of Alumni Development Sarah Cantwell along with Alpha Alumnus Gene Seevers award the 2011 Rolla F. Wood Graduate Scholarship to May Jean Counsilman.


1 Rolla F. Wood Graduate Scholarship