As a unique fall semester gets underway across the country, SigEp brothers at Drexel University are expanding their Balanced Man Scholarship (BMS) to offer needed support to incoming students. While the Pennsylvania Beta Beta chapter has operated a BMS for several years, this year, it seized a new opportunity to engage with the scholarship applicants.
In the absence of a traditional student orientation experience at their school, brothers are scheduling video calls with each BMS applicant to help them get acclimated to Drexel. After applications are received, the BMS chair sends follow-up emails to each applicant to offer the opportunity to talk about classes, campus resources and build a relationship. “These are casual conversations to see how they are in this crazy time,” BMS Chairman Jason Ngov, Drexel ’23, said. “It’s a great way to get to know them.”
One early scholarship applicant, Ngov said, spent time with chapter members over the summer because of the relationship he’d built with them over Zoom.
As new students come to campus, Pennsylvania Beta Beta is providing positive interactions in those crucial first few weeks of college. Ngov and other brothers in the chapter are not only building relationships with their fellow students but they’re helping the chapter identify high-quality men. They’ve already received dozens of BMS applications and had many valuable conversations with those applicants with plans to continue the relationship-building through the October application deadline.
The Balanced Man Scholarship allows SigEp chapters to identify and recognize men who embody the Fraternity’s values and ideals while assisting deserving students. For more information on recruitment, contact the chapter support team member for your chapter.