The Lee Bowers Scholarship Endowment
Extending the Helping Hand
Do you remember what it was like in college?
Broke, eating ramen and chipwiches? It was tough, but we made it through by helping each other out.
Did you know?
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Today it’s harder than ever for Fresno State students to make it financially. Not to mention fraternity members, who have to pay their dues on top of everything else. That’s why the ZK Alumni Chapter created the Lelan Douglas Bowers Scholarship Endowment.
In Honor and Memoriam
As a tribute to our founding fathers, from ΜΑΔ to ZK, and all our brothers in the Chapter Eternal, the Lee Bowers Fund was created to:
1) Support Collegiate ZK Brothers
2) Reward Academic Achievement
3) Encourage Chapter Leadership
To the departed ΜΑΔMEN and Sigma Nu brothers near and dear to our hearts.
Endowing Our Future
Established in 2008 with seed money of $1,000, the fund is designed to provide annual scholarships using only proceeds from interest, thus leaving the principal intact and providing a financial foundation for the long-term future of Zeta Kappa.
The fund is held with the Sigma Nu Educational Foundation, meaning your contributions are tax-deductible.
Through contributions from brothers and friends, through 2016 the Lee Bowers Fund has exceeded $12,000 and provided scholarships totaling $2,250 ($500 in 2014, $750 in 2015, and $1,000 in 2016).
This is a great accomplishment, but what if we could provide scholarships of $1,000 each and every year? Or $5,000?
I’m On The Fence
Just like when you were asked to join Sigma Nu. We can help.
It’s too expensive.
You can give at whatever level you’re comfortable, starting at $5 per month.
It’s a pain.
It’s easy, just a few clicks. Take three minutes right now to set up your recurring payment plan and never think about it again, except to change your plan or cancel.
I’d rather just make a one-time donation.
If you prefer to make a one-time donation you can do that also.
I’ll be locked in.
You can cancel at any time, but why would you?
I’m worried about using my credit/debit card online.
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My spouse or significant other isn’t too keen on the idea.
We suggest explaining where the money is going and why it’s important.