White Columns Scholarship

Membership in Kappa Sigma is not required to obtain a White Columns Scholarship. The White Columns Scholarships are awarded to young men who exemplify the characteristics of the Four Pillars of Kappa Sigma: Scholarship, Leadership, Fellowship, and Service. To qualify for a White Columns Scholarship you must be a freshman attending the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Return a completed application no later than August 1. Priority deadline is February 15. If you are selected as a finalist for a White Columns Scholarship, we will contact you to set up a time for an interview. Applicants and recipients of the White Columns Scholarships have no obligation to join Kappa Sigma.

Questions? Contact White Columns Scholarship Chairman Gary Yerby at 

Download the White Columns Cover Letter

White Columns Scholarship Application


Freshman Scholarship

Due to generous alumni support, the Beta-Chi Chapter of Kappa Sigma is able to offer the $1,000 Freshmen scholarship. This is an example of our fraternity’s dedication to academic excellence. Enforced Quiet hours, an extensive file system, and a longstanding mentoring program are some of the keys to our success at Kappa Sigma. We hope you accept his award as recognition of your efforts in the past and a commitment to the Future.


  • Must be a Kappa Sigma Pledge
  • Must be enrolled full-time at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla
  • Must be in top 20% of high school class
  • Must have an ACT score of 28 or higher
  • Must have a Pledge semester GPA of 3.3 or at Kappa Sigma.
  • Must participate in 2 extracurricular activities

Freshman Scholarship Application


Hart and Ricketts Scholarship

This scholarship is reserved for full time students at Missouri S&T and student members of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Preference to students enrolled in the Aerospace Engineering program. Further preference to students with greater financial need. Recipients are selected by the Student Financial Aid Office. MAE students that list Kappa Sigma as their fraternity, will automatically be considered for the Ricketts/Hart scholarships.

To submit your application for the Hart and Ricketts scholarship
Visit the MAE Department scholarship webpage at  There will be instructions on this page regarding the new AcademicWorks automated scholarship system that the university has implemented.  As the website states, you will need to complete an online General Application, after which the system will give you a list of Recommended Opportunities.  One of these opportunities will be to complete an application for the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Departmental scholarships.  Be sure to complete these extra questions necessary to be considered for the Ricketts and Hart Scholarships as well as one of the many departmental scholarships available to you.

"I owe a lot of my success to Beta-Chi; it motivated me to come back every semester and finish school. Being a chapter officer taught me lessons in life I might not have learned if I weren’t in Kappa Sigma. The Fraternity is a positive influence and excellent network."
‐ Jim Von Behren ’80, Beta Chi

Contact Information

Kappa Sigma Fraternity
Beta-Chi Chapter
Missouri University of
Science and Technology
1701 White Columns, Rolla, MO 65401
(573) 364-2314
Twitter Facebook
To donate to Beta-Chi click button below.
Beta-Chi Chapter • Copyright © 2020