Foundation Announces 2023 National Scholarship & Fellowship Recipients

Join the Phi Kappa Psi Foundation Board of Trustees in congratulating the 2023 National Scholarship & Fellowship recipients. Awards totaling $83,000 will support 46 Phi Psis as they pursue academic and career goals.

These brothers excel in the areas of academics, chapter leadership and campus involvement. They show exemplary leadership on and off campus and service to others living out Phi Psi’s motto The Great Joy of Serving Others.

The 2023 recipients are:

Outstanding Solon E. Summerfield Award
Ryan D. Schlitz Iowa State ’21

Outstanding Solon E. Summerfield Runner-up Award
Tyler Holle Indiana ’21

Solon E. Summerfield Awards
Maxwell P. Pratt Capital ’21
Sam Rafizad UCLA ’21
Nolan Rehig W & J ’21

Founders Graduate Awards
Sabhorak Horn SJU ’21
Lucas R. Unver Denison ’19

Ralph “Dud” Daniel Leadership Awards
Aaron Kim Virginia ’21
Jacob McGee Allegheny ’21

Ruddick C. Lawrence Awards
Evan M. Horak Iowa State ’20
Jason J. Knight II UCLA ’21

Watkins Christian Scholar Awards
Evan M. Horak Iowa State ’20
Ryan D. Schlitz Iowa State ’21

William R. Walker Award
Brett Thibodeaux UL Lafayette ’22

Winston Tate Award
Taylor J. Litteral Georgia ’20

William H. Blanning Graduate Awards
Steve Flores Long Beach ’10
Robert Hock Michigan State ’15

Jerry Nelson Award
Matthew Cheng Penn ’22

Phillip M. Cornelius Award
Charles Brady Washington ’21

Ben King Award
William Boudy Johns Hopkins ’22

 Phi Kappa Psi Pride Scholarship
Anthony P. Saporito Towson ’22

Schroeder Family Finance Award
Matt Konicoff Delaware ’21

District I Scholarships
Ethan Gee Binghamton ’21
Eric Harrington Oneonta ’21
Tyler Norman Rutgers ’21

District II Scholarships
Gabriel Del Valle  Ashland ’20
V. Alexander Garcia Ohio State ’14
Mitchell Maher Ohio State ’14
Sam Vansickle Muskingum ’21

District III Scholarships
Evan Kanetkar Wabash ’20
Joshua Lewis Ball State ’18
Benjamin Richey Valparaiso ’22
Nickolas J. Roberson Wabash ’20

District IV Scholarships
Ayush A. Deshpande UL Lafayette ’21
Andrew Katsikas University of Kentucky Colony
Jorge Mares Hunstville ’22
Ashton Ortego UL Lafayette ’22

District V Scholarships
Louie Ervin III Iowa State ’19
Ryan M. Schmidt Minn. State – Mankato ’21
Aaron Self Missouri ’22
Joseph Wagner Missouri ’22

District VI Scholarships
Walter Bremer Cal Poly ’22
John T. Griffin V UCLA ’20
Aiden Mercer University of Oregon Colony
Timothy Villasenor UCLA ’22

Shane Yates Fellowship
Vance Menapace Purdue ’23

Terrence Harper Fellowship
Grant Koons Oregon State ’21

As part of the scholarship process, 113 volunteers gave their time to review and provide insights into the 783 applications that were submitted. To view a list of scholarship volunteers, click here.


National Scholarships & Fellowships are awarded annually to initiated members pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees. Applications are available online between January 16 and March 16 each year. Learn more about Phi Kappa Psi Foundation’s scholarship program and encourage brothers to apply.


Phi Kappa Psi Foundation

The charitable arm of Phi Kappa Psi, the Phi Kappa Psi Foundation was established in 1914 to foster the development of leaders and promote academic excellence in higher education. Today, through contributions from generous donors, these priorities remain with the Foundation funding grants in three key areas benefiting the lives of Phi Psis across the nation: leadership, scholarship and housing.