Over $100k in Scholarships

The Alpha Tau Omega Foundation is proud to again make available more than $100,000 in Scholarships to ATOs across the country.

Application Information

If you are interested and qualify, please complete the online application located below.

Scholarship Criteria

Awarded on the following scale: 40% academic achievement, 30% demonstrated leadership in ATO; and 30% demonstrated leadership on campus and community.

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National Scholarships

Application for both Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships now closed.
Graduate Scholarship

Graduate Scholarships are funded by a gift from the Dean Thomas Arkle Clark Memorial Scholarship Fund. A minimum of four Scholarships are available to students either enrolled or accepted into an accredited graduate program. The recipient must be a full-time student during the academic year for which the award is received.

Brigadier General John F. Kinney Scholarship

The scholarship honors the memory of John F. Kinney, Washington State ’33, United States Marine Corps. To qualify for a Scholarship, an individual must be a member of Alpha Tau Omega and a current member of a National Guard or Military Reserve unit, or enrolled in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) or similar military training program at their college or university. Further, a Scholarship recipient must have the intention of serving for a period of time on active duty with their Guard or Reserve unit, or in the United States Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy, Army, Coast Guard or successor organization.

William D. Krahling Excellence in Journalism Scholarship

Established to help college journalism students strive for excellence as exemplified by Brother William D. Krahling, Mt. Union ’54, who served as the editor of the ATO Palm, and now serves as the Editor Emeritus for the ATO Palm and National Archivist. The Scholarship will be awarded to a student who is majoring in journalism or a related field, has completed one academic year of undergraduate education and has at least one undergraduate academic year remaining. A letter of recommendation from a member of the journalism faculty is required.

Lawrence A. Long Memorial Law Scholarship

This scholarship honors former Worthy Grand Chief Lawrence A. Long who served as Province Chief, Worthy Grand Keeper of the Annals, High Counselor, Worthy Grand Chief and Worth High Chancellor. This Scholarship is awarded to a student who is enrolled or accepted into an accredited law school and is a full-time student during the academic year for which the award is made.

Richard A. Ports Public Affairs Internship

The Richard A. Ports Public Affairs Internship recognizes the outstanding ATO junior(s) with a demonstrated interest in public affairs/political science. The prestigious award features a summer internship in Washington, D.C. when available. This program honors Richard A. Ports, Mount Union ’50, Chief of Province XII, who was killed in an auto accident while returning home from visiting a chapter. Brother Ports was active in California and National politics prior to his tragic death in 1965.

J. Milton Richardson Theological Fellowship

The Fellowship was established in 1981 to honor J. Milton Richardson who served as ATO’s spiritual advisor for nearly four decades. The Scholarship is awarded to an ATO who plans to attend, or is enrolled in, an accredited graduate school in theology or the seminary with the plans to become a member of the clergy.

Arthur Sailer Memorial Pharmacology Scholarship

The Sailer Pharmacology Scholarship honors Brother Sailer, North Dakota State ’32, by awarding a Scholarship for graduate students majoring in pharmacology. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited Pharmacology graduate program.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships are funded through bequests from John W. Ruettinger, the first chairman of the ATO Foundation Fund, N. Wiley Thomas, ATO’s first Northern initiate, and Alexander Macomber who served for thirty-five years as the Worthy Grand Keeper of the Exchequer for the ATO Fraternity. The recipient MUST have at least one undergraduate year remaining before graduation.

REGIONAL Scholarships

Application Deadline for both Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships: (Closed opening again in 2020)
Ball State University

Distinct Advantage Scholarship
The 2019 Ball State University Distinct Advantage Scholarship will be available fall 2019
The Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity at Ball State University offers five scholarships to incoming men attending Ball State University enrolled as a full-time student. Scholarship applicants, and recipients, are not obligated to join Alpha Tau Omega or any other Ball State University Fraternity. Since 1865, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity has been a provider for amazing lifetime opportunities to collegiate men. Regarded as America’s Leadership Development Fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega provides students the means to do more with their college experience. Through innovative programs, ATO enhances leadership, scholarship, friendship, brotherhood, community service and involvement, social life and more, all with real-life applicable experiences. Founded in 1972, the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity at Ball State University prides itself in developing college men into leaders both on and off campus. In the words of Founder Otis Allan Glazebrook, “Alpha Tau Omega holds before the young men of the country an ideal and something greater than a mere intellectual ideal. Alpha Tau Omega stands for heart as well as head. It has given men a true ideal of life.”


John O’Bryan Seward Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Brother Seward, whose life was cut short in a hang gliding accident, and is most remembered for his spirit, generosity, and humor. Recipients shall be selected and recommended to the Foundation by the Baylor ATO Theta Nu Board of Trustees, upon the advice and recommendation of Theta Nu chapter officers.

Central Florida

Kenneth F. Murrah Educational Endowment
Endowment provides funding for educational purposes such as attending LeaderShape, Regional Leadership Conferences, and Congress. Requests for these funds must be made using the Grant Application.

Kenneth F. Murrah Scholarship Program
Scholarship program that was created by Kenneth F. Murrah, Emory ’52, to encourage leadership development. Annual Scholarships are given for recipients to attend LeaderShape, Regional Leadership Conferences and other leadership programs.


Steven Haisley Memorial Scholarship – Little Miami High School

Application Deadline: (Closed)

The Haisley family is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity made to the 2019 graduating class of Little Miami High School in Morrow, Ohio. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of leadership and participation in Chapter activities and governance, leadership and participation in extracurricular campus and community activities and academic achievement.

This scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Steven Haisley, Cincinnati ‘00. Steven passed August 12, 2006 and will be remembered forever by his brothers. Steve, always laid back and care free, was the consummate ATO Brother. Heavily involved on campus and dedicated to his studies, Steve, was a member of many campus organizations and excelled academically. Despite campus and academic rigors, ATO was his home and his family. He always made time for Delta Lambda. It is certain that Steven was the type of brother our founders envisioned when developing the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.


The Gettysburg Alpha Upsilon Chapter Scholarship Endowment

Application Deadline: (Closed)

An educational endowment to award scholarships for created to encourage and recognize academic achievement, leadership and good citizenship.


Kenneth F. Murrah Educational Endowment
Endowment provides funding for educational purposes such as attending LeaderShape, Regional Leadership Conferences, and Congress. Requests for these funds must be made using the Grant Application.


Matt Heldman Gamma Zeta Memorial Scholarship
One Scholarship annually awarded to a junior or senior undergraduate member of the Gamma Zeta chapter of ATO. Matt was a 3 year starter on the Fighting Illini basketball team. He is most remembered for his competitive spirit, drive to succeed, and kind heart. His outstanding character, positive mental attitude, discipline, and respect for others epitomize the values sought and taught by Alpha Tau Omega.


Tennessee Pi Chapter
Application Deadline:
Brad Whittington (’90) died suddenly and far too young in 2007. He was an active member of Pi Chapter during his time at UT, serving as Worthy Scribe and Pledge Trainer, as well as volunteering his time for virtually any committee, event, or philanthropic cause the chapter needed. In addition, he was there for any of his brothers at a moment’s notice. He genuinely wanted to help his brothers and was happy to do it whenever he could. In short, he was an ATO in the truest sense of the word.

This scholarship will be given annually to a current Pi Chapter member who embodies those traits that Brad had in abundance — leadership, integrity, commitment, and love of all things UT and ATO.


Delaware Epsilon Rho
Application Deadline: Closed
The Delaware Epsilon Rho Scholarship was created to promote good citizenship, scholarship and leadership. It was established to provide scholarships to children & step-children of Epsilon Rho members.


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