By Theo Schwinke
Three Mizzou sorority members have received scholarships from the St. Louis Alumnae Panhellenic Association (SLAPA).
Morgan Hanley (Pi Beta Phi) of Ellisville, Zoe Hughes (Alpha Chi Omega) of St. Louis and Reagan Miller (Zeta Tau Alpha) of St. Charles were each awarded $1,000, SLAPA announced May 3.
“The Panhellenic community has provided me with so many opportunities to blossom as a leader and become a better student and professional,” Hughes said. “I hope to continue to give back to the organization that has given me so much.”
“PHA [Panhellenic Association] has been such a big part of my college experience and it has really given me some of the best opportunities to grow and move out of my comfort zone, and this was just another reminder of how much it has done for me,” Miller said.
“This scholarship will be so helpful in supporting my educational pursuits over the next year, allowing me to more freely focus my efforts on course work and campus extracurriculars,” Hanley said. “To be recognized by this community makes this honor all the more special to me.”
Applicants were scored according to the contributions they made to their respective sororities, campuses and communities, their Panhellenic involvement, employment opportunities, and honors and awards they have received while in college.
“St. Louis Alumnae Panhellenic Association is celebrating the achievements and dedication these women have had in all their endeavors in their sororities and beyond,” said Erin Hediger, scholarship chair of SLAPA.
“These scholarships recognize that, although we all come from different sororities and universities, we are all bound by being Panhellenic women. These scholarships highlight the impact Panhellenic has on our time during our undergraduate and alumnae careers,” Hediger said.
SLAPA promotes friendly interfraternity relationships among St. Louis alumnae. The association gives away more than $6,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate women each year.
Applicants must have graduated from a high school in the St. Louis area. Undergraduate applicants must be active members of a National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) fraternity or sorority at a Missouri college or university, or at SIU-Edwardsville or McKendree University, with a minimum 3.5 GPA.
The sorority members will receive their scholarships at the annual Panhellenic Spirit Celebration in June.