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Funds & Scholarships

Trust Fund

On February 21, 1942, a Trust Fund was established at the suggestion of Supreme President Ralph H. Aiken at a special Board of Directors Meeting in Chicago. The fund is for the purpose of perpetuating and furthering the interests and objectives of the Fraternity. Only the interest received from earnings may be used toward operational expenses of the Supreme Chapter.

Founder Associate Fund

Any alumnus may become a Founder Associate Member by contributing a minimum of $200 to the Founder Associate Fund. The interest is used to replace monthly student membership dues (per capita tax) which College Chapter members heretofore were required to pay.  Such dues have been discontinued pending growth of the Founder Associate Fund. The plan, proposed in 1978 by Past Supreme President Hamilton R. Young, Gamma ’27, has given Alumni an opportunity to make a direct contribution that will free students from further expense.

Glenn E. Cartwright Essay Award

The grand prize winner for 2013 was William S. Kim from Iota Chapter for his submission entitled, “Disto-angular Angulation of the Mandibular Third Molars and Risk of Lingual Nerve Injury: Statistical Prospective and Retrospective Risk Study of Different M3 Angulations.” — QUARTERLY, Vol 109, Issue Two.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

1. This essay competition shall be open to all Xi Psi Phi Fraternity dental students (initiate members in good standing), whose active College Chapter is in good standing as regards to its obligations to the Supreme Chapter.

2. Each eligible student who wishes to participate in the Essay Contest must secure an application form and copy of these Rules and Regulations from either the Supreme Chapter Office or this web site (application coming soon).

3. Completed applications must be signed by the participating student and College Chapter Advisor and returned to the Supreme Chapter Office by the announced deadline.

4. All manuscripts will be reviewed by members of the Awards Committee of the Supreme Chapter. No more than two (2) Grand Prize winners may be recognized each year. In the event that two (2) Grand Prize winners are selected, they will share the monetary award equally.

5. The topic or subject of the essay may be either a scientific or nontechnical aspect of dentistry.

6. Previous winners will not be eligible to enter a subsequent Glenn E. Cartwright Essay Contest.

7. Manuscripts must not contain more than ten (10) double-spaced, typewritten pages with one-inch margins, exclusive of bibliography, tables, charts and illustrations, which shall not require more than two (2) additional pages.

8. The name, address or chapter affiliation of the author must not appear on the essay. The essay should be attached to the application form.

9. Plagiarism will not be accepted. The participant must compose the entire essay without outside assistance and the use of any reference material must be so identified and credit given in the bibliography.

10. Deadline for receipt of manuscripts in the Supreme Chapter Office is June 1.

PRIZES

1. There shall be two (2) prize categories. No more than two (2) prizes may be awarded in each category per year:

GRAND PRIZE:

The best manuscript as judged by the Awards Committee will be awarded a monetary prize of $500. In addition, the student will receive a Certificate of Merit signed by the Supreme President and Supreme Editor. The winning essay, along with a picture and brief biography of the winning student, will be printed in a subsequent issue of the QUARTERLY publication of the Fraternity. In the event of a tie, the monetary prize will be divided equally between the two winners and both manuscripts and biographic material will be printed in the QUARTERLY.

HONORABLE MENTION:

The manuscript that is judged by the Awards Committee to be worthy of Honorable Mention shall receive no monetary prize. However, the student will receive an Honorable Mention Certificate signed by the Supreme President and Supreme Editor. This essay, along with a picture and brief biography of the student, will be printed in the QUARTERLY.

Please click here to download an application for the Glenn E. Cartwright Essay Award

Reynold L. & Vivian Foutz Scholarship

Dr. Reynold L. Foutz (Alpha Theta Chapter, 1929) established this fund through his substantial donation in memory of Dr. J. Franklin Cook the 18th Supreme President (Alpha Chapter, 1891). Dr. Cook’s lifelong hospitality, friendship and collegiality played a significant role in aiding Dr. Foutz and his wife to start his dental practice during the difficult economic times of the 1930s.

The Foutz Fund Scholarship Committee annually selects a junior student from applications submitted to the Supreme Chapter Office. Criteria for selection includes demonstrated academic achievement, community leadership and a need for financial assistance.

Please click here to download an application for the Dr. Reynold L. & Vivian Foutz Scholarship.

Charlie Reagan Scholarships

Dr. Charles A. Reagan (Rho Chapter, 1925) served as the 26th Supreme President and made this fund possible by a substantial philanthropic donation to Xi Psi Phi.

The Reagan Scholarship Committee annually selects a senior student from applications submitted to the Supreme Chapter Office. Applicants must demonstrate satisfactory academic achievement and financial-assistance need.

Please click here to download an application for the Charlie Reagan Scholarship Fund.

William E. Koch Student Loan Fund

The Xi Psi Phi — William E. Koch Student Loan Fund is maintained for the purpose of making emergency loans available to junior, senior and graduate students. These very low interest loans are in amounts up to $1,000 per year.

Please click here to download an application for the William E. Koch Student Loan Fund.