The Pi Sigma Epsilon National Educational Foundation exists to advance education of sales and marketing. With this purpose in mind, the Foundation’s National Scholarship Program was created to recognize individual accomplishment in the areas of PSE, academic achievement, and school/community activities.
The process for applying for a scholarship includes writing a one to two page essay discussing Pi Sigma Epsilon activities, non PSE campus/community activities, career objectives/educational goals, educational financing, and why you are applying for a Scholarship. Based upon your written essay, we will select finalists for an interview at the National Convention in St. Louis, Missouri!
Please read the following prior to starting your application:
Scholarships are awarded and based on the following written and verbal criteria (listed in order of importance):
- Pi Sigma Epsilon Activities
- Career Objectives/Educational Goals
- Educational Financing
- Overall and Major GPA
- Non PSE Campus/Community Activities
- Why you are applying for a Scholarship
- Your one to two page essay is required to be in PDF format
Any Pi Sigma Epsilon member in good standing is eligible to apply, so long as he or she is either:
- Enrolled in an undergraduate program and working toward an undergraduate degree with at least one semester, two quarters or summer session left before graduation,
- Seniors with outstanding loans or
- Enrolled in a Graduate Program (currently or entering Fall 2017) and working toward a post graduate degree (such as a MBA) with at least one semester, two quarters or summer session left before graduation.
- Students studying abroad will be eligible for scholarships.
- All scholarship checks will be payable to the recipient’s educational institution upon proof of enrollment for an upcoming academic session.
- To be eligible for scholarship sponsored by Mu Kappa Tau or the PSE Alumni Association, Mu Kappa Tau or Life Member dues must be paid prior to receiving a scholarship.
- Finalists are expected to attend National Convention to be awarded a scholarship. The only exception is made for those studying abroad.
What to expect after you apply:
A panel of judges will select Scholarship finalists March 24th. Selected Scholarship finalists will be asked to meet with the National Scholarship Program Co-Chairs at the 2017 PSE National Convention in St. Louis. Finalists are required to bring their college transcript and resume to the interview. These interviews will ultimately determine the Scholarship recipients.
All finalists will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation from a professional or professor prior to the National Convention. The letter of recommendation is expected to explain why the finalist should receive a scholarship. Once we notify those who are finalist candidates, we will provide further instructions regarding the submission of the recommendation letter.
Please note that by submitting a scholarship essay you are abiding to, "I hereby authorize the National Educational Foundation to disclose confidential information in my academic records to the persons reviewing scholarship applications, Pi Sigma Epsilon headquarters staff, the National Educational Board of Trustees, and/or scholarship donor(s). This information may include, but may not be limited to, major, academic standing, transcripts, grade point average, and other information about the applicant that may influence scholarship eligibility and awards. This release will remain in effect until revoked by me in writing."