Florida alumna creates women's scholarship A Florida alumna of the Pi Beta Phi sorority chapter at The University of South Dakota has created a new scholarship to benefit the women's organization.
Sioux City, IA, native Helen Jorgenson Fowler, a member of the sorority for two years while she attended USD during the 1940s, endowed the Pi Beta Phi Scholarship for Mathematics and Natural Sciences "in appreciation of the lifetime fellowship" afforded her by the Pi Beta Phi organization.
Chapter members who complete their sophomore year and major in mathematics, computer science or the natural sciences will be eligible to apply for the endowed scholarship. The award will be applied to tuition and fees, including any laboratory fees, for the junior year. The scholarship is expected to be awarded for the first time in the spring of 2000 for the 2000-2001 school year.
It is Fowler's intention that the scholarship be awarded as an incentive and not as a reward for past accomplishments.
"My hope is that the recipient will achieve at a level throughout her lifetime above that of her expectations before she received the scholarship," said Fowler, who lives with her husband Earl Fowler, a retired naval officer, in Sarasota, FL. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.