“We are thrilled to be giving out six awards for the maximum amount of $2,500 per student totaling $15,000 in scholarships,” stated David Schofield, Executive Director of the Jon Henderson Memorial Scholarship.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2015
The Jon Henderson Memorial Scholarship is pleased to announce that six students hailing from Southern California region universities with active Kappa Sigma fraternity chapters and colonies have been awarded scholarships for the 2015-2016 school year.
“We are thrilled to be giving out six awards for the maximum amount of $2,500 per student totaling $15,000 in scholarships,” stated David Schofield, Executive Director of the Jon Henderson Memorial Scholarship and CEO of Restaurant Revolution Technologies, Inc. “The level of interest from applicants and award recipients continues to expand throughout Southern California and continues to augment the legacy of Jon’s love for the Kappa Sigma fraternity and it’s brotherhood.”
This year’s award winners are: John Aiello, John McGrory, Alex Plambeck, Dylan Peterson, Michael Yao of San Diego State University, and Ryan Torrento of University of California, Riverside. John McGrory and Ryan Torrento become the scholarship program’s first two-time recipients after both received awards in 2014.
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 David Schofield for award recommendation regulated by the San Diego Foundation.
The Jon Henderson Memorial Scholarship was founded in 2010 by Kappa Sigma Brothers David Schofield and Dieter Baier, at the behest of the last will and testament of fellow 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 four years of the partnership, twelve scholarships were awarded. With this year’s group of six recipients, the total number of students receiving awards since its inception is 18 totaling $45,000.
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. (RRT) provides easy-to-implement phone, online and mobile takeout, order management, customer loyalty and catering solutions for popular restaurant chains nationwide. RRT features US-based call centers complete with virtual waiters, along with customizable mobile and online platforms enabling restaurant operators to offer takeout customers a consistent, positive experience. The patent pending suite of solutions reduces operational costs, increases off-premise business and integrates with the country’s leading POS systems. For more information, please visit http://www.rrtusa.com.