DELTA SIGMA PI
Professional Business Fraternity
Epsilon Kappa | Shepherd University

Epsilon Kappa offers three scholarships: 


Richard A. Keplinger Scholarship

About This Fund

The Richard A. Keplinger Scholarship was established by his mother, Nancy Keplinger, and grandmother, Katherine Cyr, in 2005 in memory of Richard Keplinger ’01, who passed away in 2004.  Richard graduated Cum Laude from Shepherd University in 2001 with a double major in Marketing and Political Science.  Richard served as President of Delta Sigma Pi and learned many important life and leadership skills as a result of his involvement with the organization. 


Award Criteria

The Richard A. Keplinger Scholarship is designated exclusively for members of the Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity based on demonstrated leadership and actions.  Recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be making reasonable progress toward the completion of a degree. Financial need may be considered but is not required.


How to Apply

Applicants must submit a written application to the Delta Sigma Pi Vice President of Scholarship & Awards by February 1st for recommendation of this award for the following academic year.  Application forms may be found in the Richard A. Keplinger Scholarship brochure packet.  Applications submitted after February 1st will not be considered.


The Delta Sigma Pi, Epsilon Kappa Alumni Association Scholarship

About This Fund

The Delta Sigma Pi, Epsilon Kappa chapter was originally established on a trial basis under skepticism from the international fraternity that an institute the size of Shepherd University would be able to sustain a chapter.  “We not only survived, we prospered,” said Michael “Mickey” Johnson, chairman of the board of the Epsilon Kappa Alumni Association.  Shepherd has since gone on to graduate many regional directors, district directors, and provinicial vice presidents of the Delta Sigma Pi organization.  “It’s a very unique organization,” said Johnson.  “All of us share the common bond of Delta Sig.”  It was this bond that led to the establishment of the Delta Sigma Pi, Epsilon Kappa Alumni Association Scholarship using funds from the slae of the organization’s property in Shepherdstown.


Award Criteria

The Delta Sigma Pi, Epsilon Kappa Alumni Association Scholarship is intended for members of Delta Sigma Pi, Epsilon Kappa.  Recipients must be enrolled as full-time students, maintain a GPA of 2.8, and be making reasonable progress toward completion of a degree.


How to Apply

The Delta Sigma Pi, Epsilon Kappa Alumni Association Scholarship is an application-based award.  Candidates must submit an application to the Delta Sigma Pi, Epsilon Kappa Alumni Association by February 1st.  Applications may be submitted to the Department of Business Administration (Attention:  Chair), White Hall, Shepherd University, PO Box 5000, Shepherdstown, WV 25443-5000


The Tony Del-Colle Endowed Scholarship

About This Fund

Michael and Carol Del-Colle established the Tony Del-Colle Endowed Scholarship in memory of their son, a non-traditional business student at Shepherd who lost his life in a car accident in 1990.  Feeling strongly that Tony’s interaction with Delta Sigma PI members is what ultimately encouraged him to return to school and succeed, Tony’s parents chose to honor their son’s commitment to education by establishing a scholarship to assist other students who are facing similar circumstanced faced by their son. 


Award Criteria

The Tony Del-Colle Endowed Scholarship is intended for non-traditional students from Jefferson County, West Virginia who do not go directly from high school to college.  Recipients should exhibit financial need or other need obligation (i.e. a child or children, unemployed spouse, or eldercare) for which they have assumed responsibility.


How to Apply

It is a sign of their respect and appreciation of the role Delta Sigma Pi played in their son’s life that Mr. and Mrs. Del-Colle entrust members of the fraternity with the task of recommending a recipient to the Tony Del-Colle Scholarship.  Recommendations are made to the Office of Financial Aid by the Delta Sigma PI Business Fraternity.  Applicants must submit a written request to Delta Sigma Pi by February 1st for recommendation of this award.


If you have any questions please contact our Vice President Scholarship & Awards, Kayla Dillon  kdillo02@rams.shepherd.edu