Theta Tau Educational Foundation

Providing Educational Opportunities for our Leaders of Tomorrow

The Theta Tau Education Foundation serves the academic and leadership goals and interests

of the student and alumni members of Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity


The Theta Tau Educational Foundation Scholarship Program has been established and regularly awards scholarships to student members of Theta Tau to enable them to continue their engineering education. The recipients are selected on the basis of their academic achievements, their participation in campus and community activities, and/or on financial need. Theta Tau's goals of assisting our Brothers and recognizing and fostering high academic achievement among members is strengthened through this program.

Alumni have endowed a number of named, permanent funds in their honor. These include funds honoring George P. Kalv, Gamma Beta 1947, Simon Ramo, Lambda '33, Robert L. Miller, Omicron 1941, and William S. Johnson, Rho 1942, Jeremy G. Chan, Tau Gamma '08, and J. B Ladd, Zeta '49.  In 2015, additional endowed funds were established by Jim Cote, Beta '62 and Jeff Kellogg, Beta '66. 

Since inception, the Foundation has awarded nearly $100,000 in scholarships to deserving student members.  

Please link here to read more information about each of these generous and visionary alumni who endowed these permanent funds and those student scholarship recipients who benefited from them.  

See the 2020 Scholarship Recipients

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The success of the efforts at the weekend Leadership Academy depends fully on participation, involvement, ideas, and thoughts of the participants. Some would call that cause for apprehension, not excitement, but be confident that the decision to attend speaks volumes. The weekend is not only one of celebration of independence, individuality, and growth, but also one of teamwork, brotherhood, and leadership.

From the knowledge and understanding of oneself and others, attendees develop the ability to learn personally, to grow professionally, and to lead fraternally. That knowledge and understanding, uniquely available from the Leadership Academy design that you will experience this weekend, will serve attendees well in their personal and professional life as well as in Theta Tau endeavors. We learn to develop ideas, to test and to debate actions, and then to measure results — a process that you will duplicate many times in the years ahead.


The curriculum has been designed to capitalize on the opportunities before us and on the abilities inherent in each of us. In fact, it is most applicable in your fraternity life where others are most likely and willing to share in many of the same goals and ideals. Whether leaders are born or made has been debated for years; many still hold misconceptions about this idea. Leadership certainly is inherent in many, but it is just as certainly a behavior that we can each learn. The sooner we learn it, the greater the opportunities that will await us. Our challenge is to recognize those opportunities, those abilities, our opportunities, our abilities and to develop them, to nurture them, and to use them for the greater good of our Fraternity of

Theta Tau — and to do all this with a

Hammer and Tongs Spirit.


The Theta Tau Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the following individuals as the academic team captains for their respective regions for 2020 - 2021. Each winner will receive a cash reward for their hard work, and in recognition  of their achievement. Congratulations!


Atlantic - Nicholas Testa (Eta Delta) 
University of Maryland

Atlantic - Catherine Yates (Eta Delta) 
University of Maryland 

Atlantic Grace Powers (Eta Delta) 
University of Maryland  


Central - Jeffrey Huizenga (Phi Gamma) 
  Oklahoma State University


Central - Warren Burrus (Mu Epsilon) 
  Baylor University

Central - Taylor Casady (Zeta) 
  University of Kansas  


Great Lakes - Gaven Zou (Sigma)
The Ohio State University


Gulf - Adriana Sasso  (Rho Gamma) 
University of Central Florida


Southeast - Ana Figel (Nu Epsilon)
Tulane University

Southwest - Clarie Zhang (Epsilon Delta)

University of San Diego 

Southwest - Eloisa Kaye Difuntorum

San Jose State University Colony of Theta Tau

Due to incomplete applications there was no winners determined for several regions.  In case of ties, Co-Captains were named. 

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