Joe Festa Award

Joe Festa scholarship award

Nu Sigma Phi Scholarship Fund, Inc.

The Joe Festa Award

Any active Nu Sigma Phi brother who will be enrolled at Kean University in a full time undergraduate program for Spring semester 2013, with at least 9 previous semester credits,  a current 2.7 GPA and has a validate financial need, is eligible to apply for The Joe Festa Award (“The Award”).

Application Process
a) Applicants shall submit applications to Subject Line: The Festa Award

b) Applicants will be notified via email when their application has been received.

c) All applicants will be notified of the scholarship selections by email after January 22, 2013.
d) Scholarship recipient will be awarded a $500.00 Barnes & Noble Debit Cards presented at the active meeting on Tuesday January 22th, 2013.

Award Process
The scholarship committee, consisting current Alumni members will evaluate all applications. Awards will be based on the collective ratings from the criteria stated below. The Scholarship Committee will determine the recipients of the award. All decisions of the Committee are final.

How Will Applications Be Judged?

The Scholarship Committee judges applications based on the following criteria.


1. Scholastic Achievement (a GPA of 2.7 or higher is required)

Please attach the most recent copy of your Kean University transcripts including the Fall semester 2012 in PDF.


Applicants must answer the following questions/statements with a minimum of 300 words.


2. Personal statement outlining demonstrated adherence and contributions to the values, traditions and philosophies of Nu Sigma Phi

3. Descriptions of your personal service to the community, charitable organization or service to Kean University.

4. Personal Statement describing your financial need. Include any Fulltime/Part time work while attending the University.

No attachments in addition to the requirements above will be allowed, including resumes, additional recommendations, etc.

Applications are to be submitted via email to Subject Line: Festa Award no later than January 6, 2013


1. Introduction


Adherence to the deadline is essential, applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.
All Applications must be typed and in 12 point font

Check Spelling and Grammar.
Make a copy of your completed application for your reference and personal files.

If you have questions on this application process: Contact Evan Nash, Scholarship Advisor, at


2. General Contact Information


First Name:

Middle Name:

Last Name:


Permanent Address Line:

Permanent Address Line:

Permanent City:

Permanent State:

Zip Code:

Cell Phone Number:

Email Address:


3. Academic Information



Current Class:Current Class

Date Entered School:

Anticipated Graduation Date:

Major Field of Study:

Minor Field of Study:


4. Your Nu Sigma Phi history:


Year/Semester joined Nu Sigma Phi

Pledge Class:

Fraternity Offices held:

Fraternity Committee memberships:


8Submit Application


By submitting this application for The Joe Festa Award, I certify that the information contained herein is accurate and factual to the best of my knowledge. Falsification of any of the aforementioned information will result in permanent disqualification from this and all future Nu Sigma Phi Scholarship Awards.
I acknowledge that all scholarship decisions of Nu Sigma Phi Scholarship Fund, Inc. Committee are final.

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