RICHMOND, Va., June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the sixth consecutive year, the Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation has awarded a $5,000 scholarship to the Scripp’s National Spelling Bee Winner, Anamika Veeramani, from North Royalton, Ohio. The scholarship was presented at an awards banquet on Saturday night at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. The Bee is an opportunity for SigEp to support academic pursuits. All 274 participants exemplify an ancient Greek philosophy of balance through the pursuit of a Sound Mind and Sound Body.
Since the Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation has been a sponsor, two of the last five scholarship winners have used their scholarships to attend college. Anurag Kashyap (2005) is studying at MIT, and Evan O’Dorney (2007) is pursuing his coursework at UC Berkeley. The other winners are Katharine Close (2006), Sameer Mishra (2008) and Kavya Shivashankar (2009).
Sigma Phi Epsilon is committed to advancing higher education through partnerships with our host institutions. We promote higher learning through Residential Learning Communities and faculty engagement. We believe that these ideals of academics, leadership and service enable men to live their best lives. SigEp’s network of local, regional and national alumni volunteers supports members through mentorship, leadership and stewardship to deliver a college experience that serves members for a lifetime.
Sigma Phi Epsilon, established in 1901, is one of the nation’s largest fraternities, with over 15,000 undergraduates on 240 campuses across the United States. Its mission is building balanced men, which is achieved through a four-year member development program that has created a fraternity-wide GPA of over 3.0, a focus on the principles of Sound Mind and Sound Body, and service learning efforts that allow members to give back around the corner and around the world.
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