“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,” David Schofield, Executive Director.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 09, 2016
The Jon Henderson Memorial Scholarship is pleased to announce that five students hailing from Southern California region universities with active Kappa Sigma fraternity chapters and colonies have been awarded scholarships for the 2016-2017 school year.
“We are thrilled to be giving out five awards for the maximum amount of $2,500 per student totaling $12,500 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: Jake Bracken, John McGrory, Keeyan Nejad of San Diego State University, and Nathan Douroudian and David Howes of California State University, San Marcos. John McGrory becomes the scholarship program’s first three-time recipient after receiving awards in 2014 and 2015.
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 five years of the partnership, 18 scholarships were awarded. With this year’s group of five recipients, the total number of students receiving awards since its inception is 23 totaling $57,500.
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
Restaurant Revolution Technologies, Inc. (RRT) provides the most advanced order management solutions within the restaurant industry, supported by its call center, online and mobile ordering platforms, along with its customer loyalty and catering solutions, for popular restaurant chains nationwide. RRT integrates directly into restaurant’s POS and other systems and operates as a “virtual waiter” for its clients, resulting in a seamless series of solutions enabling restaurant operators to offer takeout customers a consistent, positive experience and providing a very positive ROI. The patented suite of solutions reduces operational costs, increases off-premise business and provides a greatly improved customer experience. For more information, please visit http://www.rrtusa.com.