Honoring a past National President, this financially need based scholarship is available for members enrolled in their junior year of college or returning as a fifth year senior during the upcoming academic year.
Elizabeth Carmichael Orman dedicated her life to the education process. Her professional career included positions at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Oklahoma State University, The Ohio State University, and the University of Alabama. Her devotion to the principles and ideals of Chi Omega was a lifetime commitment that enabled her to serve the Fraternity as an advisor, National Secretary, National Alumnae Officer, and National President.
This scholarship honors Elizabeth Carmichael Orman for her devotion to education and to our Fraternity.
Scholarship recipients will be selected by a committee appointed by the Chi Omega Foundation on the basis of scholarship, financial need, contributions and service to Chi Omega, the university and the community, and professional and personal goals.
APPLICANTS WILL BE INFORMED OF THEIR STATUS VIA EMAIL IN MAY.
*Please note that ALL required materials (including recommendation letters) MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE by the application deadline. Paper copies will not be accepted.
It is the applicant's responsibility to do the following:
1. Give recommenders ample time to submit letters.
2. Follow up with recommenders to ensure they understand the process for a successful submission.
3. Follow directions. Points will be deducted for not following directions.
4. Submit a complete application.
An application cannot be submitted successfully without ALL required materials. Applications lacking recommendation letters will be in pending status. Pending and incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applicants must be members of Chi Omega Fraternity who are enrolled in their junior year and demonstrate the need for financial assistance in order to complete their senior year. Applicants who are awarded the Elizabeth Carmichael Orman Scholarship will be eligible for the Mary Love Collins Scholarship and/or the Alumnae Educational Grant in the future.
1. A completed application form.
2. A personal essay.
3. Applicant financial statement and institution financial statement.
4. A current transcript of all college or university work. This CAN be an unofficial transcript. If verification of an official transcript is needed applicants will be notified and given ample time for submission.
5. Three letters of recommendation:
a. one letter from an Advisor or the Advisory Board of the applicant’s active chapter
b. one letter from a professor in the applicant's major field of study
c. and one letter of recommendation from a professor who knows you well.