A: Yes, provided they are duly initiated, reported and their fees paid to the Fraternity by the date the award is announced. Keep in mind many awards consider leadership in the chapter. Those newly initiated may not be as competitive as those who have been in the chapter for a year or more.
A: Your academic record will be covered in your transcript. The more difficult part of the evaluation process is determining what you have done to impact your chapter and/or campus and/or community. Select people who can describe your accomplishments. They should not be undergraduates, pledge brothers or family members. One letter of recommendation must be written by a Phi Psi alumnus and one by a non Phi Psi (campus or community representative (faculty, clergy, past or current employer, etc.). Find those who know something about your activities and successes, not just those who think you are a good person. The more concrete examples of your work and talents they can provide, the better.
A: You are responsible to follow up with your college/university registrar and those writing your letters of recommendation to ensure these items are uploaded to your application on time. You are able to upload unofficial transcripts to your scholarship application but if chosen as a recipient, you must provide your official transcript prior to monies being awarded. If anything other than transcripts and letters of recommendation are uploaded to your application, your application will be incomplete and not considered for scholarship.
A: Yes. Many members have won more than one award. The selection committees take into account a number of variables. One of those is awards you may already have won. Winning a Foundation national award or chapter-based scholarship does not disqualify you from applying for any other award, however, it will be considered by the committee as one of many parts of the application.
A: The target for announcing awards is April 1st. This allows the Foundation the time needed to distribute the applications to the selection committee members, discuss all applicants, rank and select the winners, prepare award checks and make the appropriate announcements. Incomplete applications (those missing any documentation) will not be submitted to the committee.
A: Once the selections have been made and approved, an email will be sent to the selected recipient announcing the award they have received and the list will be posted on the Foundation's website. There is no specific information provided by the selection committee as to why any applicant was or was not selected.