Alpha Sigma Phi, which started working to be established in November 2013, is currently recognized by its national office as a colony and expects to receive charter approval by spring 2015.
Official approval from UNC’s Interfraternity Council is also pending.
Alpha Sigma Phi will offer $1,500 to a single undergraduate student at UNC.
Titled “To Better the Student,” the award is available to anyone, regardless of his or her interest in Greek life.
Senior and scholarship director Phillip Chu said the fraternity plans to offer the scholarship annually. Once the application is released in about two weeks, students will have a window of roughly two months to submit.
Chu said the application will ask students to include information, such as GPA and major, and to complete two short essay questions. The first recipient will receive his or her scholarship money for the spring 2015 semester.
“Showing our dedication to making UNC a better community is something that we value and pride ourselves on,” said junior Connor DeHaven, the chapter’s president.
“Offering an academic, merit-based scholarship to the University increases awareness while also making UNC a better place.”