New scholarship established
for business majors
LAKELAND, Fla. (Sept. 23, 2004) - Florida Southern College is pleased to announce the establishment of the Richard L. Chapman Sigma Chi Fraternity Scholarships in Business. This fund will assist business majors in financial need.
The scholarship will fund two junior or senior students each year and may be renewed. Preference will be given to students who are concentrating in accounting and are members of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, the Inter-Fraternity Council, or Panhellenic.
Chapman is a 1994 FSC graduate and member of Sigma Chi; he earned his MBA at Stetson University. He is currently the chief financial officer of Universal Development of Florida LLC, a land development firm in Stuart.
Chapman says he set up the scholarships because, although he excelled academically at FSC, he struggled financially. "If these scholarships can help students in the Greek system who have financial needs then it will help business and accounting professions in the future," said Chapman. "I believe the Greek system provides a strong foundation for the fundamentals of business and wish to support the system and its members in every way possible."
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 24 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world's largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.