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Created By:​ Dan Volpe and John Ready in 2014

The Balanced Man Scholarship


For the 2014 Application click here to apply!


The Balanced Man Scholarship is a reward dedicated to honoring freshman at JCU who exemplify our values of having a Sound Mind, and Sound Body. The scholarship is part of our brothers annual dues, showing how important upholding these values at JCU mean to us.


All incoming freshman boys are eligible to apply, and applying and/or winning the scholarship does not in any form require affiliation with Greek Life. It is simply a way for our chapter to reward hard working and successful men on campus.


Estimated Winnings:


1st place: $1,000

2nd place: $500

3rd place: $300


The application due date is August 1, 2014.

Joe Kleinmann '16

His BMS Experience

"Winning The Balanced Man Scholarship was an amazing way to kick off my college career, both in confidence and encouragement. It helped me buy all of my books too! I am grateful to the brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon for this honor."

BMS Origins

The Balanced Man Scholarship originated in 1990 at the Cincinnati Chapter, as a way to attract men of Sound Mind and Sound Body, while rewarding them for espousing the ideals of the Fraternity. Today, over 200 chapters use the BMS to identify balanced men.

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