TEP Foundation Awards and Scholarships

Since 1964, over 30 different awards and scholarships have been established by The TEP Foundation, Inc. either from the generous contributions of alumni, friends, and families, or by direct funding from Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity.

At this time, not all awards and scholarships are funded, and not all awards and scholarships are awarded every year.

The following awards are given either during convention years or during “non-convention years.” Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity has a national convention every two years, currently during the even years. During the odd years, the national fraternity holds educational and leadership training.

Awards and Scholarships

The Al Versacci Leadership Award ($1000) — This award was established and funded by The TEP Foundation in honor of Alfred C. Versacci. Awarded to the undergraduate who best exemplifies and embodies the life legacy of Al Versacci, past Consul of Tau Epsilon Phi (1981-1983) and past president of The TEP Foundation, Inc (1983-1989). Eligible candidates must display spectacular service to his Chapter, outstanding leadership skills, strong sense of integrity, tremendous resiliency, acts as a mentor, makes a meaningful change, and has tangible results for his efforts. Awarded biennially during off-year from National Convention.
 

I. “Doc” Schwartz Memorial Undergraduate Of The Year Award ($500) — This award is funded by The Foundation and named in honor of Alpha #1, our first Founding Father, Brother Israel “Doc” Schwartz. Awarded to the Fraternity’s outstanding undergraduate. This prestigious honor is given to the man who, in the eyes of the Award’s Committee, best exemplifies the spirit of the philosophy and creed as first envisioned in 1910 by the Founding Fathers of the fraternity. Awarded biennially during Convention year. 

Stanley I. Schacther Scholarship ($300)  The Board of Trustees established this award to honor Brother Stanley Schachter (Alpha Chapter). Awarded to a TEP brother who best exemplifies the ideals of the Creed of Tau Epsilon Phi – Friendship, Chivalry, Service. Eligible candidates must be nominated by their Chapter. This is awarded biennially during Convention year. 

Senior Leader Award & Scholarship ($250)  This award is funded by The Foundation. Awarded to the undergraduate who has distinguished himself in his Chapter. Eligible candidates must be in their Junior or Senior year to apply. This is awarded bienially during Convention year. 

Emerging Leader Award & Scholarship ($150) — This award is funded by The Foundation. Awarded to the undergraduate who has distinguished himself in his Chapter. Eligible candidates must be in their Sophomore or Freshman year to apply. This is awarded biennially during Convention year.

Lawrence S. Berler Legacy Scholarship ($100) — The Board of Trustees accepted a new scholarship funded by the Berler Family to honor Brother Lawrence Berler (Epsilon-Gamma). Awarded to an undergraduate who has distinguished himself in his Chapter for his achievements. Eligible candidates must be a “Legacy” of Tau Epsilon Phi. This is awarded biennially during Convention year.