San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2014
The Jon Henderson Memorial Scholarship is pleased to announce that eight students hailing from Southern California region universities with active Kappa Sigma fraternity chapters and colonies have been awarded scholarships for the 2013-2014 school year. This marks the first year in its brief four year history that the maximum number of scholarships, eight, have been awarded.
“We are thrilled to be giving out the maximum number of awards for the maximum amount of $2,500 per brother totaling $20,000 in scholarships,” stated David Schofield, Executive Director of the Jon Henderson Memorial Scholarship and CEO of Restaurant Revolution Technologies, Inc. “This is a landmark philanthropic achievement for the scholarship, and it continues to augment the legacy of Jon’s love for the Kappa Sigma fraternity and it’s brotherhood.”
This year’s award winners are: Adam Brunette, Christopher Smoot of California State University, Long Beach; John McGrory, Kirk Sasaki of San Diego State University; Nafi Karim, Ryan Torrento and Steven Wong of University of California, Riverside; and Michael Johnston of University of Southern California.
Each award winner was selected from a pool of Southern California region undergraduate and graduate student applicants based on their academic achievements, community service accomplishments, work experience and leadership involvement within their local chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. All submissions were weighted and scored by a panel of judges led by Brother Schofield for award recommendation regulated by the San Diego Foundation.
The Jon Henderson Memorial Scholarship was founded in 2010 by Brothers David Schofield and Dieter Baier, at the behest of the last will and testament of fellow Kappa Sigma brother Jon Henderson following his death resulting from a near nine year battle with cancer. Jon’s vision was to provide financial resources and support for students of the Kappa Sigma fraternity who clearly display the leadership and academic qualities that are part of the core essence of being in the fraternity and for their families who need some assistance.
Since its inception, the Jon Henderson Memorial Scholarship has partnered with the San Diego Foundation whose sole purpose is to promote and increase effective and responsible charitable giving and manages more than $636 million in assets. During the first three years of the partnership, four scholarships were awarded. With this year’s group of eight recipients, the total number of students receiving awards since its inception is twelve totaling $30,000.
About Jon Henderson Memorial Scholarship
The Jon Henderson Memorial Scholarship seeks to enrich the lives of currently enrolled university undergraduate and graduate student Kappa Sigma brothers excelling in leadership, academics, and brotherhood, and solidifying the legacy of a man, Jon Henderson, who was a shining example of the Kappa Sigma fraternity.
About San Diego Foundation
Founded in 1975, The San Diego Foundation’s purpose is to promote and increase effective and responsible charitable giving. The Foundation manages more than $636 million in assets, almost half of which reside in permanent endowment funds that extend the impact of today’s gifts to future generations. Since its inception, The Foundation has granted more than $860 million to the San Diego region’s nonprofit community. For additional information, please visit The San Diego Foundation at http://www.sdfoundation.org.
About Restaurant Revolution Technologies, Inc.
Restaurant Revolution Technologies, Inc. provides popular restaurant chains nationwide an easy-to-implement solution that enables restaurant operators to offer their takeout customers with a consistently professional and delightful ordering experience where the customer rarely waits on hold, speaks to a friendly and knowledgeable menu expert, and can be confident that the order is accurate. This turnkey, patent-pending takeout order management system provides a very positive ROI by reducing operational costs, while increasing the number of orders and improving profits by leveraging the feature rich call center, online & mobile ordering platforms which are integrated with top POS systems that service a majority of restaurant’s nationally. http://www.rrtusa.com.