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John Williams Collegiate Scholarship

Phi Beta Sigma, Incorporated, Iota Mu Sigma Chapter is pleased to announce the John Williams Memorial Collegiate  Scholarship. The John Williams Memorial Collegiate Scholarship will be presented to eligible financial members of Phi Beta Sigma that attend the University of Texas at Arlington and Tarleton State University.


Phi Beta Sigma, Inc. was founded on January 9, 1914 at Howard University in Washington, D.C. The Founding Fathers A. Langston Taylor, Leonard F. Morse and Charles I. Brown adopted three principles to guide Sigma:
Brotherhood, Scholarship and Service. The fraternity now consists of men who are undergraduate and graduate students, seeking to positively impact the community and improve the lives of others. The fraternity members continue to live by its motto, “Culture for Service and Service for Humanity”.

Eligibility Criteria

  • High School male graduating senior.

  • Graduating Male senior with a record of volunteerism in the community in non-school sponsored activities and participation in extracurricular school activities.

  • Minimum GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or converted equivalent for 5.0 or 6.0 scales) and plan to attend a 2 or 4-year college in the Fall of 2024.

  • Must be a resident of Tarrant county.

  • Must be applying to a college with a Fall matriculation date.

  • Deadline for Submission

    • All entries must be postmarked no later than Tuesday May 14, 2024.

  • Application Requirements (Note: All documents should be attached and uploaded via the application. If you are experiencing any issues please contact

Available Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship each is available for a Financial Member of Phi Beta Sigma Chapters at the University of Texas at Arlington and Tarleton State University.

Program Guidelines & Priorities

  • Be currently admitted and attending the University of Texas at Arlington or Tarleton State University

  • Must be a financial member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. in Good Standing

  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.75

  • Must submit an official transcript (Traditional or Electronic) with the school seal and an authorized official’s signature.

  • Must submit the essay section of the application.

  • Must submit a completely executed and signed Sigma Scholarship applications (original or electronic acceptable)

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College/University Address Information

Parent/Guardian Information (To notify them for celebratory purposes if you're declared the winner)


  • An introduction of yourself to include what you would like the selection committee to know about you (school, church and community activities).

  • Statement of why you should be awarded the scholarship.

  • Statement of your service involvement in the community, and the college or university.

  • Statement of intent to continue your college education.

  • Statement of your academic achievements and goals, and aspirations for the future.

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I hereby affirm that all the above stated information provided by me is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I also consent that if chosen as a scholarship winner my picture may be taken and used to promote the Iota Mu Sigma Chapter scholarship program.

I hereby understand that if chosen as a scholarship winner, per Iota Mu Sigma Scholarship policy, it is my responsibility to remit to Iota Mu Sigma the appropriate information for my scholarship to be paid directly to my educational institution by the beginning of the Spring Semester 2025.

I hereby understand I will not submit this application without all required attachments and supporting information.

Incomplete applications or applications that do not meet eligibility criteria will not be considered for this scholarship.

Thank you for submitting your application. We look forward to reviewing it and wish you the best in your pursuit of education.

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