Sigma Chi has a long history of academic excellence which the Sigma Chi Canadian Foundation seeks to encourage. To this end the Foundation established the George Fierheller Awards. The George Fierheller Awards recognize the chapters that achieve the highest academic achievement and the most improved academic standing amongst the Canadian chapters. The Chapter with the highest standing receives a recognition plaque and $1,250. The most improved chapter receives a plaque and $750.
The awards are determined based on the academic data submitted as a part of the Peterson Award applications made by each chapter. The Scholarship & Grants Committee requests this data from Sigma Chi Fraternity Headquarters in Evanston, IL once it becomes available each Fall. Grade point averages are then normalized based on academic equivalency data from Canadian universities to determine the highest and most improved award recipients. All chapters are encouraged to apply for their Petersons in order to establish baseline for those who may qualify in subsequent years for the most improved award.
Purpose: To challenge each Chapter to commit to Fraternities core value of Learning.
Beneficiary: Individual Chapter
Eligibility: Every active Brother enrolled in an undergraduate program.
Amount: $750 for most improved chapter, $1,250 for chapter with highest GPA.
Application Procedure: Submit chapter academic data every year in your chapter’s Peterson Award application.
Validation & Judging Procedure: Judged by SCCF Committee
Award Timing / Turnaround Target: November 15