Over the past ten years we have awarded over $150,000 to young women from the Greater Rochester area! The application process includes an individual application summarizing their Greek, campus and community involvement, work experience, short auto-biography, two letters of recommendation and their transcript. Applications are typically open in December of each year.

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Meet Our Scholars

We are so excited to announce our 2022 scholarship recipients! and even happier that they were all able to attend our Annual Meeting and Spring Brunch on April 2, 2022. This group of women exemplify a true scholar with two of the women pursuing their masters degrees. We have an incredible group of women to celebrate this year!

Samantha Becker, Delta Gamma, University of Rochester

Samantha is a junior majoring in English Literature and Anthropology. She has served her chapter as Vice President of Social Standards, Director of Dialogues, DEI Committee member, and as an
Honor Board member. Samantha is currently the Director of Programming for UR Segway – UR’s domestic violence advocacy group, and is a Blogger for UR Admissions office. She has traveled
widely over the past few years and this has helped to her to gain understanding of different cultures and sparked her to pursue a degree in Anthropology.

Brett is a junior studying Business and Political Science. She has served her chapter as Director of Anchor Games, Director of Housing, and Director of Scholarship as well as a member of Order of Omega. On campus Brett has been a member of the Women’s Soccer Club where she served as president and fundraising chair, Medallion
Program, and UR Pre-Law Society. Brett hopes to attend law school after graduation.

Brett Behrend, Delta Gamma, University of Rochester
Kennedy Garger, Zeta Tau Alpha, Rochester Institute of Technology

Kennedy is a 4th year majoring in Psychology with minors in Business
Administration and Spanish Language and Culture. She has served her chapter at RIT as the current VP – Coordinator of Committees, Senior Panhellenic Delegate, Director of Sisterhood, Assistant New Member Coordinator, and Judicial Committee member. On campus,
Kennedy is also Secretary of Psi Chi Honors Psychology Fraternity, member of the Psychology Club, Student Environmental action League, a Resident Advisor, and an Undergraduate Student
Ambassador. Kennedy is part of RIT’s 4+2 Psychology MS program so she will be continuing her studies at RIT next year.

I’m honored to be a member of the Panhellenic community and will uphold the values I learned close to my heart.

Ally Brunell, Pi Beta Phi – 2022 scholarship winner
Elisabeth Hayward, Gamma Phi Beta, University of Rochester

Elisabeth is a junior majoring in Microbiology with a minor in Health Policy. She is the current President of her chapter and has also served as Financial Vice President, PACE Chair, and Panhellenic Delegate. She is also a member of Order of Omega. On
campus she is also part of the Medical Emergency Response Team, an Organic Chemistry Teaching Assistant and a Residential Advisor. After graduation, Elisabeth plans to attend graduate school to get her Masters in Health Policy and Economics and then go on to medical school and possibly specialize in either Obstetrics and
Gynecology or Emergency Medicine.

Sparsh is a sophomore studying Molecular Genetics and Clinical Psychology with a minor in Studio Art. Within her chapter, Sparsh has been the VP of Panhellenic and an Honor Board member. On
campus she is a research assistant at Yan Lab where they are studying cardiac diseases. Sparsh is a member of Doctors Without Borders, CETL tutor, and is in the process of founding MEDLife
Club at UR. She also enjoys volunteering and creating acrylic paintings in her spare time.

Sparsh Kumar, Delta Gamma, University of Rochester
Ciara McGillivray, Gamma Phi Beta, University of Rochester

Ciara is currently attending SUNY Buffalo to earn her Masters of Public Health specializing in Mental Health Promotion. She currently serves on her UR chapter’s Advisory board. While at UR, she was involved with GlobeMed, a global health equity and
advocacy club, President of the Irish Dance Club,and competed on an ethics and philosophy debate team. While working to earn her Master’s degree, Ciara works at the Father Tracy Advocacy Center to
support Rochester residents in need due to drug use or homelessness.

Meet our past winners…

Marguerite Curtis – Gamma Phi Beta – University of Rochester
Marguerite is a junior with a double major in Public Health and Spanish, with a focus on Community-Engaged Scholarship.  She has earned a earned a Certificate of Achievement in Community-Engaged Learning, which involved completing 100 community service hours and 2 seminars.  In her chapter, she has served as Community Service Chairwoman, Parliamentarian, and Crescent Correspondent.  Marguerite has a passion for maternal and child health and advocating for marginalized communities.

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Morgan Gillespie – Gamma Phi Beta – University of Rochester
Morgan is a sophomore majoring in Political Science with minors in Mathematics and Legal Studies.  She served as the Panhellenic Affairs Vice President for her chapter and is currently the Membership Vice President, COB Chairwoman, and a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.  Morgan is also on the campus Mock Trial team serving as Assistant Director and a member of the Pre-Law society, among other clubs.  Her goal is to attend law school and become an attorney.

Jordynn Huckabone – Alpha Sigma Alpha – Rochester Institute of Technology
Jordynn is a junior in a BS/MS program studying Environmental Sustainability Health and Safety with a minor in Business Administration.  She has held many positions within her chapter including Vice President of Membership Education, Treasurer, Parliamentarian, Standards Board chair and Purchasing chair.  Jordynn has also been a Residence Advisor, a cheerleader, and established the RIT chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals.  Jordynn has future goals of becoming a Certified Safety Professional and pursuing an MBA.

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Amanda Sanko – Pi Beta Phi – Clemson University
Amanda is a sophomore studying Biological Sciences.  She is an Angel Advisor, educating and mentoring new chapter members and is a member of the Initiation Committee.   She also participates in residence life on the Community Council and several volunteer organizations including a Community Health Hub which is building a community garden.  Amanda’s future goal is to attend medical school.

Annually we award scholarships to young women who are exemplary members of their sorority and Panhellenic community.  All women who will be enrolled in school during the following school year and either live or attend school in the 146_, 145_, or 144_ zip codes are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.  Typically we award 1-3 scholarships at our annual Spring Luncheon. This money is awarded directly to the winner upon her enrollment in the school year.  It may be used for any school expenses including but not limited to tuition, books, dues, or food.

For more information on our scholarships or if you would like an application please email info@rapanhellenic.org