Academics & Awards
The Gamma-Iota Zeta Chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha abides by Denison University's minimum GPA requirement of 2.4 in order to be eligible to join. Both our Educational Chair and Fraternity Educator encourage and ensure that all members keep up with their schoolwork. Many years our fraternity finishes with the top chapter GPA of any fraternity at Denison. Our Chapter has set a GPA goal of 3.2 and hope to maintain our standing with highest fraternity GPA.
Every Undergraduate Brother of the Gamma-Iota Zeta Chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha has the opportunity to apply for several National and local academic awards. They range in value from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. Additionally there are several local academic awards automatically available for Brothers who qualify.
The Richard H. Howe & Goldie McLain Howe Memorial Endowment Fund
One-forth (1/4) of said trust corpus shall be held by the Trustee, Park National Bank, in trust for the benefit of Gamma Iota Alumni Association, Granville, Ohio. This bequest shall be considered as part of the endowment fund of Gamma Iota Alumni Association, and shall be known as “The Richard H. Howe & Goldie McLain Howe Memorial Endowment Fund.” The Trustee shall hold, manage, invest, and reinvest the trust property, and shall collect and receive the income thereof, and after deducting all necessary expenses incident to the administration of this particular trust, shall pay all of the remaining income of the trust, annually, to Gamma Iota Alumni Association, Granville, Ohio, to be used by it for the maintenance of the Lambda Chi Fraternity House at Denison University, or as a scholarship fund for the benefit of Denison University students who are members of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, and for such other purposes the Trustees of said association shall determine. All monies awarded will be issued directly from the Gamma Iota Alumni Association Board of Trustees Treasurer by check from the Richard Howe Trust Fund checking account.
Determined by the Gamma Iota Alumni Association Board of Trustees, income from the Fund will be used for scholarship awards to Denison University students according to the following criteria:
In the fall of each year, $500 total will be awarded equally to (2) active chapter members whose GPA the previous semester most exceeded his GPA. The award will be allocated such that $250 is granted to a current sophomore and $250 is granted to a current junior.
In the spring of each year, $500 total will be award equally to (2) active chapter members who’s GPA the previous semester most exceeded his GPA. The award will be allocated such that $250 is granted to a current junior and $250 is granted to a current senior.
Any other uses approved by the Gamma Iota Alumni Association Board of Trustees.
Clark and Irma Morrow Endowed Scholarship
In recognition of the dedicated service of Clark and Irma Morrow to Denison University and especially to the Gamma Iota Chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity at Denison, the Gamma Iota Alumni Association of Lambda Chi Alpha desires to create a scholarship endowment at Denison to be known as the Clark and Irma Morrow Endowed Scholarship Fund.
Income from the Fund will be used for scholarship awards to Denison University students according to the following criteria:
First preference for the Clark and Irma Morrow Scholarship awards will be given to Denison students in good standing who are members of the Gamma Iota chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha and who maintain a combined GPA of at least 3.0 for the two previous semesters.
In the event that no student qualifies under those criteria, second preference for the awards will be given to any Denison student who intends to pursue further studies and a career in law or related fields after graduation from Denison, and who maintains a GPA of at least 3.5.
In the unlikely event that no student qualifies in either of the first two categories, Denison may award the scholarship in accordance with its financial aid policies.
In making these scholarship awards, Denison University also shall give preference to students who have been active in campus or local community affairs.
Scholarship awards will be renewable through the senior year, assuming academic progress as specified above.
The Dr. George D. Morgan Memorial Scholarship Fund
The George D. Morgan Memorial Scholarship Fund honors a legend among former faculty at Denison University. Dr. Morgan was a Professor of Zoology in the Biology Department for 35 years from the fall of 1927 to the spring of 1962. He was a popular professor, and as such was influential in the academic achievements of scores of young men and women at Denison University, and in their studies pertaining to graduate degrees.
Undoubtedly Dr. Morgan’s experiences in his early life played an important role in this influence on Denison’s students. He was born in South Wales to working class parents. At an early age, he worked in the coalmines and tin mills before immigrating to the United States when he was 20 years of age. Arriving in a land where class distinction was not a limiting factor in one’s ability to succeed, Dr. Morgan took full advantage of the educational opportunities available in this country. However, he quite likely was effective in the classroom because he could relate to the combination of hard work and educational opportunity available to each and every student.
Dr. Morgan was a Denisonian, having received his Bachelor of Science degree from Denison University in 1924. As an undergraduate student, he was active in Denison’s music programs and physical education activities. He also was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, taking on a leadership role as its vice-president. Following his three years of graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh, he then returned to Denison as a member of the faculty, where he continued to be active in the Gamma Iota chapter at Denison.
It is thus with affection and honor that the Gamma Iota Alumni Association of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity establishes the Dr. George D. Morgan Memorial Scholarship Fund.
A. First preference for the Dr. George D. Morgan Memorial Scholarship Fund will be given to rising senior physical and biological science majors who have achieved a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and who are active members in good standing of the Gamma Iota Zeta chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. Second preference will be given to rising juniors or seniors of any major area of study who have achieved a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and who are active members in good standing of the Gamma Iota Zeta chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity
B. A portion of the fund will be awarded to a graduated senior in good standing of Gamma Iota Zeta of Lambda Chi Alpha with the highest cumulative GPA who has been admitted to graduate school. The chapter Faculty Advisor will select the recipient. The Finance Office will transfer funds for the Scholarship directly to the graduate school to which the recipient has been admitted.
C. A portion of the fund will be divided equally between fall and spring semester, will be awarded to the top 20% of active members in good standing of Gamma Iota Zeta of Lambda Chi Alpha who have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.5.
A portion of the fund will be used for programming such as leadership development as well as for chapter enrichment which may include education-related technology, visiting speakers, educational programming and other programs may benefit the undergraduate members of Gamma Iota Zeta of Lambda Chi Alpha.