$50,000 in Scholarships to be Awarded in Inaugural Men’s College Scholarship

The Foundation for Fraternal Excellence and the North American Interfraternity Conference are excited to announce the recipients of the inaugural Men’s College Scholarship designed to identify and reward outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated an ability to excel in the fields of academics, extra-curricular school activities and community involvement. 

Men are going to college with less frequency than in the past, and not persisting to graduation at the same rates as women. According to The Wall Street Journal, at the close of the 2020-21 academic year, women made up 59.5% of college students, an all-time high, and men 40.5%, according to enrollment data from the National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit research group. U.S. colleges and universities had 1.5 million fewer students compared with five years ago, and men accounted for 71% of the decline. 

To counter this trend, a diverse group of fraternity alumni founded the Men’s College Scholarship Program to inspire college attendance and academic success by young men. A college education is important and opens many opportunities to students including the many potential benefits of fraternity membership. In fact, recent research has proven fraternities are more relevant than ever before and foster success in college and beyond. 

Fraternities create lifelong connections to campuses, communities and friends. Members are three times more likely to obtain an internship while in college and almost twice as likely to have a job waiting when they graduate. The research has also shown that fraternity members experience stronger mental health and are almost five times as likely to be satisfied with their lives as alumni. (Fraternity membership is not a scholarship requirement.) 

The 2022 scholarship recipients represent a wide variety of backgrounds from 29 different states and a third are first generation college students. We look forward to seeing this program grow in future years. 

The 2022 Scholarship Recipients:

First NameMiddle NameLast NameHigh SchoolCityState
CarterStephenAlbanoColumbia High SchoolEast GreenbushNY
ArjunHAthalyeHigh Tech High SchoolSecaucusNJ
DevinADavisonG.W Carver Engineering and Science High SchoolPhiladelphiaPA
JordanMekhiEdwardsGeorge Westinghouse College PrepChicagoIL
CaydenMichaelFeemsterBentonville West High SchoolCentertonAR
TravelianAFieldsPlano West Senior High SchoolPlanoTX
AdrianFloresKapaun Mt Carmel Catholic High SchoolWichitaKS
JacobGasiorMaine East High SchoolPark RidgeIL
RaymundoHernandez Jr.Cathedral High SchoolEl PasoTX
MichaelAndrewHowardLost River High SchoolMerrillOR
HaoyangHuTMI EpiscopalSan AntonioTX
StevanJiangMonroe High SchoolMonroeOH
AbdulRasheedKamaraEleanor RooseveltGreenbeltMD
MichaelAnthonyLagoMiami Palmetto Senior HighPinecrestFL
IanLeeBaltimore City CollegeBaltimoreMD
RaefMakraiCapuchino High SchoolSan BrunoCA
MichaelNinoDon Bosco Cristo Rey High School Corporate Work Study ProgramTakoma ParkMD
JohnOdneyKIPP Academy Lynn CollegiateLynnMA
SamuelOtchereBroad Run High SchoolAshburnVA
LuisAlfonsoPerezVerbum Dei High SchoolLos AngelesCA
ConnorPhamMater Dei Catholic High SchoolChula VistaCA
FernandoRubioOrthopaedic Hospital Medical Magnet High SchoolLos AngelesCA
AnthonyTorres CarrilloSumner Academy of Arts & ScienceKansas CityKS
MatthewWheatonKing George High SchoolKing GeorgeVA
JonathonHYoungThompson High SchoolAlabasterAL
First NameMiddle NameLast NameHigh SchoolCityState
JourdanLeeArmstrongBloomington High School SouthBloomingtonIN
GarrattWilliamArmyMarin Catholic High SchoolKentfieldCA
KarthikAlwarBagavathyNeuqua Valley High SchoolNapervilleIL
EthanMacLaneBardKinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA)HoustonTX
JasonMBlainRancocas Valley Regional High SchoolMount HollyNJ
QuinnPBrennanKnoxville Catholic High SchoolKnoxvilleTN
AustinWilliamChapmanNaples High SchoolNaplesNY
ColbyWalkerDarnellEdmond North High SchoolEdmondOK
EvanBradleyEhlersWilliam Mason High SchoolMasonOH
JordanEnarleKlein Oak High SchoolSpringTX
AlexMichaelGaetoAlbuquerque AcademyAlbuquerqueNM
ArmanGasparyanFlorida Preparatory AcademyMelbourneFL
ChazJamesonGodleyPowers Catholic High SchoolFlintMI
BlakeKGreenTheodore Roosevelt High SchoolKentOH
KyleAndrewHoltanPrescott High SchoolPrescottWI
PeytonRHulighanDavid W. Butler High SchoolMatthewsNC
WilliamLimHuynhQueens High School for the Sciences at York CollegeJamaicaNY
WilliamKleebergerPerrysburg High SchoolPerrysburgOH
TheoSKruegerMount Mansfield Union HighschoolJerichoVT
MaxwellThomasKuenziHomestead High SchoolMequonWI
CooperJonathanLandGrace Christian SchoolRaleighNC
CadenLasleyCondor High SchoolOxnardCA
TateThomasMcDonaldCentaurus High SchoolLafayetteCO
AkshayMehtaBrownell TalbotOmahaNE
RyanMengoWorthington KilbourneColumbusOH
LoganPerryMilanovichCherry Creek High SchoolGreenwood VillageCO
TimothyLynnMiller IIITrinity Christian AcademyWillow ParkTX
ZacharyThomasMommaertsWest De Pere High SchoolDe PereWI
NicholasNgoc KhaiNguyenCypress High SchoolCypressCA
KeshavPatelCanton Preparatory High SchoolCantonMI
JustinTylerPecayoSouthwest Career and Technical AcademyLas VegasNV
LiamShuenPilarskiMillburn High SchoolMillburnNJ
JamesDavidPuttTuscarora High SchoolLeesburgVA
EvanRobertQueringMadonna High SchoolWeirtonWV
NakaiLucienstarReny-HamerNeah-Kah-Nie High SchoolRockawayOR
AleksandrJosephSallaySaint Ignatius College PrepChicagoIL
AlfredoSantillanAntonian College PreparatorySan AntonioTX
ColbyAlanSnyderWilson High SchoolWest LawnPA
SakaarRainaSoporiEtiwanda High SchoolFontanaCA
BlakeAustinStanleyElkhorn High SchoolElkhornNE
JosephInnocentSuekThe School for the Talented and GiftedDallasTX
EvanRobertTroupThe Woodlands High SchoolSpringTX
DavidAlbertonewnVaqueraMoriarty High SchoolMoriartyNM
RohanRamVigMoorestown Friends SchoolMoorestownNJ
JonahVinasLa Salle AcademyProvidenceRI
EthanMichaelWaldeckWheeling Park High SchoolWheelingWV
JoshuaBrentWhittonC.E. Byrd High SchoolShreveportLA