Balanced Man Scholarship

Sigma Phi Epsilon

Illinois Gamma-RLC Chapter

Hello and congratulations on being accepted to Monmouth College! This letter is to inform you of a scholarship opportunity being extended to you as one of the newest members of our college community.

As the Balanced Man Steward for Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity I am inviting you to apply for the Balanced Man Scholarship offered by our organization.  Founded locally in 1948, SigEp is the nation’s largest male Greek organization known for promoting our sound mind/sound body initiative on college and university campuses. As members of this organization we strive to be balanced men, both physically and mentally. Each year the Illinois Gamma-RLC Chapter at Monmouth College makes substantial funds available to recognize a select few incoming Monmouth College freshmen male students whom we feel embody these values. Selection criteria for this award include, but are not limited to; academic achievement, athletics, and extra-curricular involvement.  Through personal interviews, we look for strong moral character, superior drive to succeed, and accomplishments that exemplify self-awareness.  This fall, we anticipate three awards totaling $2,000.

I strongly encourage you to take a moment to review the enclosed Balanced Man Scholarship application and consider applying for this recognition.

Applications are available on the sidebar to the right.  

Completed applications received by July 2, 2018 will be reviewed by the undergraduate scholarship committee to identify the top finalists. 

Please email our Balanced Man Steward, Mr. Trevor Jones, at with completed applications.  

Applications can also be mailed to:

Mr. Trevor Jones,

318th North Ninth Street

Monmouth College Box #858,

Monmouth, Illinois, 61462

Finalists for recognition will be contacted to set up a home/phone based interview in early August. Announcement of scholarships and recognition will occur at a reception that will follow the Monmouth College matriculation ceremony on August 18, 2018.

If you would like additional information on this scholarship opportunity or about this outstanding organization, please feel free to contact me directly or visit the web link above. Finally, it is important for me to point out that your application and/if recognized as a scholarship recipient, in NO WAY creates an obligation between yourself and the Illinois Gamma-RLC Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon. This scholarship is a way for our chapter to recognize excellence, as we define it, to our peers who are most deserving. 


Thank you for your time and consideration, and good luck!


Best Regards,


Trevor Jones

Balanced Man Steward

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, 

Illinois Gamma-RLC