With over 80 Named Scholarships, each year more are being established to honor and remember some amazing AOIIs. The hope is that these scholarships will live in perpetuity by reaching the required minimum to establish an endowed scholarship. The recently established scholarships below are actively fundraising to reach $25,000 or more to become permanently endowed.
Ann McClanahan Gilchrist Chapter President Scholarship Fund
The Ann McClanahan Gilchrist Chapter President Scholarship is a newly named AOII scholarship opportunity launching in 2022 to celebrate and commemorate the 25th anniversary of Ann Gilchrist’s term as International President. The Ann McClanahan Gilchrist Chapter President Scholarship will not only provide financial support for young chapter leaders but will inspire them to become the next generation of alumnae leaders. Your gift helps ensure we reach the goal of a permanently endowed scholarship and gives young chapter leaders the opportunity for financial support through the scholarship.
GIVE TO THE ANN GILCHRIST FUND
Corbin’s Legacy Scholarship Fund
Corbin Lara Leafman was a member of AOII’s Beta Gamma Chapter (Michigan State University). She fought long and hard but lost her battle with breast cancer at the young age of 31 on January 2, 2015. Corbin was a compassionate, attentive, and funny sister and friend, who would do anything for those she loved. She taught us all how to laugh, enjoy life, cook heart-shaped hamburgers, and (most importantly) that you can always enjoy just one more treat without any worry of calories. Everyone who knew her was changed for good and so this scholarship has been created to honor her memory and help her legacy live on forever.
GIVE TO THE CORBIN’S LEGACY FUND
Hailee Jean Conrad – Kappa Omega Scholarship Fund
Hailee Jean Conrad was a member of AOll’s Kappa Omega Chapter (University of Kentucky). At the time of her passing, she was a sophomore psychology major who had a spirit of unmatched kindness and a desire to make the world a better place for all the people she encountered. A scholarship in her memory was created after her unexpected death by her sorority sisters.
GIVE TO THE hailee jean conrad FUND
Jennifer Fiolka Memorial Scholarship Fund
Jennifer Fiolka was a member of the Nu Iota Chapter (Northern Illinois University). She passed away in September 2018. Chapters around the Chicago/Northern Illinois area are working hard to establish a scholarship for a collegiate member who is from Illinois that wants to study abroad. Jenny had a zest for life and travel and would have loved for her name to foster a love for travel for younger generations to come.
GIVE TO THE JENNIFER FIOLKA FUND
Salute to Sisterhood Scholarship Fund
Support a dynamic, military-affiliated woman by donating to the Salute to Sisterhood Scholarship
- The scholarship will be awarded annually to a sister in good standing.
- Sisters who classify as active-duty U.S. military members, veterans, or military dependents (classified as a spouse or children of an active-duty, retired, or honorably discharged veteran, living or deceased) are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
“AOII has been instrumental in making me the woman I am today. The level of confidence and leadership I attained from AOII in college helped me excel as a military spouse. Creating the Salute to Sisterhood was a must! I wanted to have a scholarship that would give back to an organization that has impacted me and also thank a military-affiliated sister who has served our country.”
– Jessica Bertsch, Salute to Sisterhood Creator (Kappa Alpha, Indiana State University)
GIVE TO the SALUTE TO SISTERHOOD FUND
Sandy Alford Stewart Leadership Scholarship Fund
A scholarship was established in memory of our dear sister, Sandy Alford Stewart (Alpha Chi, Western Kentucky University), to support women who are chapter leaders or emerging leaders of the Alpha Chi chapter to attend Leadership Institute (now Camp AOII) and Leadership Academy. For Sandy, her collegiate years of forming life-long friendships through AOII set the foundation for decades of volunteer work and leadership. The Sandy Alford Stewart Leadership Scholarship is a special way to honor her, and to help secure her legacy within AOII.