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Delta Pi Scholarships


Contributing to our scholarships can seem complex. The University, the Foundation and the Fraternity are all involved. But don't worry, using the directions below, you can get though it very easily.

Step 1 - Choose a Scholarship.

Delta Pi has multiple Scholarships.  Each one is unique, with specific guidelines, process and criteria for application. You can learn about these scholarships by pressing the buttons below:

If you have ANY other questions, comments or suggestion about donating to the Scholarship, please contact:

Josh Sullivan.
cell:(215) 300-5952


Step 2 - Choose a process.

1.   Online Direct to University

This is the absolute EASIEST way to make a contribution to our scholarship.  You can do this quickly by using the online donation form found at –

Once on this page, you will want to be careful to fill in the form correctly so that you can be sure your donation goes to the Scholarship of your choice.

See the Illustration below for the proper donation procedure

*For proper placement of your donation be sure to type “Delta Pi Scholarship Fund” or Bill Welk Scholarship” in the OTHER box

Above is a screenshot of the Bloomsburg University Foundation “It’s Personal” donations landing page.  Please use this as your guide.

Above is a screenshot of the Bloomsburg University Foundation “It’s Personal” donations landing page. Please use this as your guide.

 2.     Mail direct to the University

You can send your contributions to the Delta Pi Scholarship Fund can be sent directly to the Bloomsburg Foundation at: 400 E. Second St., Bloomsburg PA 17815-1301

*Be sure to write “Delta Pi Scholarship Fund” or “Bill Welk Scholarship” the memo and make the check payable to Bloomsburg Foundation / Delta Pi Fund.

3.    Phone

If a brother is interested in making a bequeath to our scholarship fund, he can contact John Karas at 570.389.5144.   John is BUF’s designated person who can assist you.

*Be sure to say: “Delta Pi Scholarship Fund” or “Bill Welk Scholarship” and make the check payable to Bloomsburg Foundation / Delta Pi Fund.

4.    Email

*Be sure to write “Delta Pi Scholarship Fund” or “Bill Welk Scholarship” on your email and/or make the check payable to Bloomsburg Foundation / Delta Pi Fund.

5.     Thru Delta Pi

Another way to donate is to send your money to our Treasurer  designating it as a donation to the scholarship fund. The Treasurer will combine your donation with that of other Brothers and forward it to the Foundation as a donation from the Delta Pi Alumni Association.  The GREAT thing about this form of donation, is sometimes another brother will MATCH the total amount we have collected at the end of the year.  Thereby DOUBLING your donation.  If you would like to donate in this way, please specify the Scholarship you would like to use as an earmark and send your check to:

Josh Sullivan, Treasurer

3442 Almond Street

Philadelphia, PA 19134


Money in our Scholarship(s) is managed by the Foundation and can only be used for student scholarship awards . We , however, get to decide the beneficiary. The amount available for our award is calculated annually by the foundation and is based in part on the amount of money we have in the fund. Selection criteria includes GPA and an Active Brothers standing within the Fraternity.

And since the Bloomsburg University Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization, your donations are tax deductible.

So thanks for your support of the Delta Pi Alumni Association and for supporting our Scholarship Fund(s).

Once there, you will see these directions below.

First year awarded: 201.  From left: Chuck Ranck, first Fund Director.  Matt “Potter” McCarthy, recipient.  Ernie Lemoncelli, Alumni Pres.

First year awarded: 201. From left: Chuck Ranck, first Fund Director. Matt “Potter” McCarthy, recipient. Ernie Lemoncelli, Alumni Pres.

The DPSPAA Scholarship

Matthew “Potter” McCarthy was the first year’s award recipient.  $1,500.00 went towards his education expenses at the University.

Chuck Ranck #11 and Ernie Lemoncelli #169 present the check.


The Delta Pi Sigma Pi Alumni Association has endowed a permanent scholarship fund to help our active brothers with their educational pursuits. This fund was established in perpetuity through the Bloomsburg University Foundation on behalf of our Fraternity. The BU Foundation dictates that a fund will become permanent provided an endowment of $10,000 is raised within 5 years. We did it in less than a year!

A special thank you is due to Brother Chuck Ranck #11 who spearheaded the establishment of this fund and has acted as our liaison to the BU Foundation. Great job, Chuck!

The Foundation handles all the financial and legal requirements and since it meets 501(c)(3) guidelines, your contributions are tax-deductible. The Scholarship Fund and contributions to it are irrevocable gifts. All contributions go directly to our Fund and only our Fund, as part of our Agreement with the Foundation.

A selection committee has been established to annually select a recipient, according to criteria developed by the DPSPAA Executive Board. Financial need, academic achievement and status as an Active Brother in good standing are the basic components.

Over $45,200.00 has been raised as of August 2011 . Thank you for your support !

Contributions (aka: gifts) to the scholarship fund can be made by writing a check payable to the Bloomsburg University Foundation with a note or notation directing the money to be placed in the Delta Pi / Sigma Pi Alumni Scholarship Fund, which can be mailed to:

Bloomsburg Foundation

400 East Second St

Bloomsburg PA 17815

or donations can be made online at

Every dollar of your donation goes to the Scholarship fund and it is tax deductible.

In the annual letter sent by BU asking to support the university, there is a line entitled “Other”. All you have to do is write Delta Pi / Sigma Pi Alumni Scholarship Fund on that line.

Any questions concerning the Scholarship Fund can be sent to Josh Sullivan ,


Bill Welk Scholarship

Brother Bill Welk  illuminated with many dynamic characteristics.

He was not only loyal, but had charisma unlike most
people you meet. Bill gave a hand when needed without question and stood up

for what he believed in while leading many of us in the right direction
and inspiring us to be better people.

could also tell stories like none other. His stories not only made you
laugh, but kept you at the edge of your seat begging to hear more. He
had such a good heart and had a genuine personality. It is truly
tragic to lose such a young kind hearted person, but it is a wonderful
privilege to be able to instill Bill's thoughts and ways into all of us by
forming this scholarship bearing his name. Not only does it keep Bill's
memory alive, but allows us to keep giving in his name.

The Bill Welk Scholarship Committee is proud to recognize

Mike "Rico" Guerriero (#700)

as the first recipient of The Bill Welk Scholarship.
As a Delta Pi brother, Mike has been dedicated to serving the
1 semester as Rush Chair,
2 semesters as Vice-President,
2 semesters as President

Serving on the executive board for Delta Pi has taught
Mike how to be proactive, and lead people versus follow. Mike continues to
develop his leadership skills, as current President of Delta Pi.
Mike is gaining experience by working with campus officials

Mike "Rico" Guerriero will be officially awarded the first Bill Welk
 Scholarship in a ceremony at our Homecoming activities in October  2012

Join us in congratulating Mike.


The David "Weez" Vannicola Scholarship

This scholarship is a little different (like Weez).  

It is not awarded through the school, or vested in any way.  The $500.00 seed money is put up by Dave's brother Tony each year, and anyone is allowed to add to that total during the course of the year, by using our store, and making a contribution.

Whatever is in the account, is what is awarded each year @ Homecoming...and then, the process starts again.  Because it is a dynamic fund/scholarship, it exists purly at the will of the brothers.  It's not a tax deductable donation, but it is a great way to help the brothers that help Delta Pi endure.

This Scholarship is also unique because the recipient is selected by the Active brothers, and not the conditions dictated by the University, Alumni or the Foundation.  This is our most versatile, direct, and dynamic award.

Tony asked that criteria be considered for the award as follows:

Dave (#369) pledged Delta Pi in the spring of 1983, graduating in May, 1986.  Tragically, he recently passed away.  To honor his memory, a $500 annual scholarship in his name is now available to the Brother who best meets the outlined criteria.     

Dave was deeply proud to be a Delta Pi Brother.  Our fraternity allowed Dave to forge lifetime friendships and many, lasting memories.  He was known for his hilariously sharp wit and raucous extra-curricles.  More importantly, Dave was a fully committed, truly dedicated Brother.  He had a deep passion for Delta Pi.   

Tony Vannicola, #297



Application Criteria

1.     An active Delta Pi brother – All fraternity dues are paid in full

2.    Community service hours are complete

3.    Demonstrated, consistent examples of hard work & dedication to advance the fraternity i.e., recruiting pledges, volunteering, etc. etc.

4.     Tremendous pride in the fraternity; a brother who best exemplifies and truly lives the expression “he will always be there for you” 

5.    Trusted to demonstrate personal integrity by allocating the scholarship for college expenses-only i.e., tuition, books, rent, etc.  

6.    Nominated and voted to receive this scholarship by the Brotherhood at an organized fraternity meeting with a quorum