James Naismith Balanced Man Scholarship

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at The University of Kansas has an extensive scholarship program available to all its members recognizing academic achievement and involvement. In addition, the fraternity will award SigEp Naismith Scholarships to incoming freshmen / new members.

The Naismith Scholarships are in honor of Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of basketball and chartering member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at KU. Exceptional male students accepted to the University of Kansas are encouraged to apply for the James Naismith Scholarship.

To apply, download the application below and include:

  • High School Transcript
  • Letter(s) of recommendation (optional)
  • Completed and signed application

Scholarship Details

This is a one time, $1,000 scholarship*.


High schools male senior who has been accepted to the University of Kansas in the upcoming academic year and is interested in becoming a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.

Minimum Requirements

  • 24 ACT Composite Score
  • 3.5 GPA


Applications must be postmarked by December 1st.

Learn more about the James Naismith Wall at KU SigEp here…

* Signed applications must be postmarked by December 1st and include HS transcript. Winners will be notified via email. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Residential Learning Community (RLC)

Sigma Phi Epsilon at The University of Kansas is an accredited Residential Learning Community. The RLC program enables an undergraduate’s fraternal experience to complement his academic studies. Only the top chapters in the country receive this designation. To learn more about SigEp’s RLC program, click here…