Scholarship

The Theta Tau Educational Foundation Scholarship Program has been established and regularly awards scholarships to student members of Theta Tau to enable them to continue their engineering education. The recipients are selected on the basis of their academic achievements, their participation in campus and community activities, and/or on financial need. Theta Tau’s goals of assisting our Brothers and recognizing and fostering high academic achievement among members is strengthened through this program.

Alumni have endowed a number of named permanent funds in their honor. These include funds honoring George P. Kalv, Gamma Beta 1947, Simon Ramo, Lambda ’33, Robert L. Miller, Omicron 1941, and William S. Johnson, Rho 1942, Jeremy G. Chan, Tau Gamma ’08, and J. B Ladd, Zeta ’49. In 2015, additional endowed funds were established by Jim Cote, Beta ’62 and Jeff Kellogg, Beta ’66.

Since inception, the Foundation has awarded nearly $100,000 in scholarships to deserving student members.

Theta Tau Educational Foundation 2020 Scholarship Recipients

Theta Tau Educational Foundation 2020 Scholarship Recipients

Iota Beta Fund
The Iota Beta permanent fund was made possible through contribution of proceeds from the sale of the chapter house on McNichols Avenue in Detroit by the McNichols House Corporation in 2007.
JB Ladd, Zeta ‘49 Fund
J.B. “Bert” Ladd is the retired founder and CEO of Ladd Petroleum Corp. He earned a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from KU in 1949.
Jeremy Chan, Tau Gamma ‘08 Fu
The Jeremy G. Chan, Tau Gamma ’08, Permanent Fund was created in 2010 by Jeremy’s family, friends, and brothers in his memory. He was a charter member of our chapter at the University of Pennsylvania. This fund was created to provide a scholarship in his honor remembering Brother Chan, a man of both quiet wisdom and effervescent kindness.
Robert L. Miller, Omicron ‘41 Fund
The Robert L. Miller, Omicron ’41, Permanent Fund was established in 2009 by this Alumni Hall of Fame Laureate, engineer, and entrepreneur. Bob received his Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Iowa.
William S. Johnson, Rho ‘42 Fund
The William S. Johnson, Rho ’42, Permanent Fund was established in 2009 via bequest from his estate. Brother Johnson served his nation as an aerospace engineer in the US Air Force. He received his BS in Aeronautical Engineering from North Carolina State University and subsequent degrees from the California Institute of Technology and the Southern Methodist University .
Simon Ramo, Lambda ‘33 Fund
The Simon Ramo, Lambda ’33, Permanent Fund was established by this internationally renowned scientist, engineer, and Theta Tau Alumni Hall of Fame Laureate. Dr. Ramo, a founding member of the National Academy of Engineering, held 25 patents by the age of 30.
George P. Kalv, Gamma Beta ’47
George P. Kalv, Gamma Beta ’47, has made history by establishing the first named permanent fund within the Theta Tau Educational Foundation.
Drew Begg

Drew Begg

Sigma 2021,
The Ohio State University,
Welding Engineering

Jon Dailey

Jon Dailey

Sigma 2021,
The Ohio State University,
Industrial and Systems Engineering

Francesco Brossart

Francesco Brossart

Sigma 2023,
The Ohio State University,
Engineering
Joey Fekete

Joey Fekete

Sigma 2022,
The Ohio State University, Mechanical Engineering

Mylee Godwin

Mylee Godwin

Zeta 2023, University of Kansas, Chemical Engineering

Grant Goode

Grant Goode

Upsilon 2023,
University of Arkansas,
Computer Engineering

Bradley Grose

Bradley Grose

Zeta Delta 2023,
University of South Carolina,
Computer Science

Linley Lawhon

Linley Lawhon

Upsilon 2023,
University of Arkansas,
Chemical Engineering

Dillyn Payne

Dillyn Payne

Eta Delta 2021,
University of Maryland- College Park
Electrical Engineering

Ronald Pinson

Ronald Pinson

Rho Beta 2023,
Zane State College- Ohio University,
Mechanical Engineering

Ashley Rogers

Ashley Rogers

Rho Beta 2022,
Ohio University,
Mechanical Engineering

Michael Sanborn

Michael Sanborn

Tau Gamma 2021,
University of Pennsylvania,
System Science & Engineering

Rachel Tabor

Rachel Tabor

Nu Epsilon 2022,
Tulane University,
Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics

Alex Tillery

Alex Tillery

Upsilon 2023,
University of Arkansas,
Chemical Engineering

Jacob West

Jacob West

Omega 2022,
South Dakota Mines,
Computer Science

Gaven Zou

Gaven Zou

Sigma 2023,
The Ohio State University,
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering