Sigma Phi Epsilon Ohio Iota Fraternity Chapter at the University of Toledo Announces Mandula Challenge Fund Scholarship Award to Mahmoud Awad

The Ohio Iota Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon at the University of Toledo announced today that has awarded a Mandula Challenge Fund Scholarship to Mahmoud Awad, Fairview Park, Ohio, an undergraduate member of Ohio Iota Sigma Phi Epsilon. United Capital Funding Corp. is a long time financial and strategic supporter of Ohio Iota Sigma Phi Epsilon and sponsored this announcement.

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Toledo. OH (PRWEB) March 29, 2014

The Ohio Iota Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon at the University of Toledo announced today that has awarded a Mandula Challenge Fund Scholarship to Mahmoud Awad, Fairview Park, Ohio, an undergraduate member of Ohio Iota Sigma Phi Epsilon. United Capital Funding Corp. is a long time financial and strategic supporter of Ohio Iota Sigma Phi Epsilon and sponsored this announcement.

This Scholarship is one of the unprecedented nine Scholarships recently awarded for outstanding Academic achievement at Ohio Iota Sigma Phi Epsilon at the University of Toledo. The Scholarships include awards from the Balanced Man Scholarship, Bensman Scholarship and Mandula Challenge Funds. No other Greek organization has the scope or depth of the Scholarships available to deserving Undergraduates as does Ohio Iota at the University of Toledo.

“Ohio Iota is committed to supporting our amazing group of young men with this strong show of financial support. It is only through generosity of our Alumni and other donors that we are able to support our student leaders as we do.” commented Ted Behnken, Ohio Iota Alumni Corporation President. “Leaders like Mahmoud are what have made Ohio Iota Sigma Phi Epsilon the leader nationally that it is.” Mahmoud Awad is from Fairview Park and went to Fairview High School. He is planning to graduate spring 2014 with a Major in Pharmacy. He hopes to work at a hospital pharmacy where he would have closer interaction with patients. He is currently on Executive Committee of Ohio Iota Sigma Phi Epsilon as Vice President of Member Development and was in attendance at the Annual Sigma Phi Epsilon National Conclave this past summer. Ohio Iota Sigma Phi Epsilon was awarded The Buchanan Cup, an award for outstanding chapter performance. It is bestowed every two years for chapters excelling in all areas of chapter operations and leadership including volunteer support, recruitment, member development, academics, fiscal health and faculty engagement. The most recent Buchanan Cup marks the sixth time The University of Toledo Ohio Iota Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon has won a Buchanan Cup.

About Sigma Phi Epsilon Ohio Iota Chapter at the University of Toledo

The Ohio Iota Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon [formerly Chi Beta Chi] at the University of Toledo is the leading Greek organization at the University of Toledo. With an active chapter of 100 men, it is also the largest Greek organization at the University of Toledo. Ohio Iota is a recognized leader on the University of Toledo campus. The Chapter has been ranked the #1 academic Greek organization for every quarter since 2008. Ohio Iota recorded a 3.364 GPA cumulative for the 2013 Spring Semester, the highest overall GPA of all social Greek organizations at the University of Toledo.

Ohio Iota was also recently recognized as the #12 Undergraduate Greek Chapter of any Greek organization on any Undergraduate Campus in the United States, when taking into consideration academic standards, leadership and community service. Ohio Iota also recently received a first place award in the annual Dean Parks Awards ceremony. Dean Parks Awards recognize Greek organizations at the University of Toledo in three areas: academics, athletics and community service. Ohio Iota won first place in academics, athletics and community service for the past calendar year. Men of the Ohio Iota Chapter are involved in a myriad of University of Toledo organizations, including Student Government, Blue Key Honorary Society, Mortar Board Honorary Society, and others.

About Sigma Phi Epsilon

Sigma Phi Epsilon, established in 1901, is one of the nation’s largest fraternities, with over 15,000 undergraduates on 240 campuses across the United States. Its mission is building balanced men, which is achieved through a continuous member development program that has contributed to a fraternity-wide GPA of over 3.0, a focus on the principles of Sound Mind and Sound Body, and service learning efforts that allow members to develop leadership skills while giving back to the community.

Sig Ep has been a recognized leader in National Fraternity and Greek organizations. Sigma Phi Epsilon was the first national fraternity to establish a housing trust for all chapters and a separate National Housing Corporation aimed at supporting housing excellence. Sigma Phi Epsilon was also the first fraternity to charter a chapter in all 50 states, and the first national fraternity Educational Foundation to build an endowment greater than $11 million. It was also the first national fraternity to receive a grant from the federal Department of Education to enhance member development programs; provide financial assistance to brothers for graduate school through the Resident Scholar program and the first national fraternity to partner with the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy in order to create substance abuse education programs for members.

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