Delta Epsilon Sigma


Scholarships & Fellowships

Delta Epsilon Sigma sponsors an annual scholarship and fellowship competition for its members. Junior-year members may apply for ten Fitzgerald Scholarships at $1,200 each, to be applied toward tuition costs for their senior year. Senior-year members may apply for ten Fitzgerald Fellowships at $1,200 each, to be applied toward tuition costs for first-year graduate work.

Graduate Fellowships

Delta Epsilon Sigma sponsors a fellowship competition for its members who are already in Graduate School. Named in honor of Sister Brigid Brady, OP, Ph.D., The DES Graduate Student Award will grant $1000 to each of up to three (3) graduate student members of DES per year who have shown a strong commitment to graduate study and maintain the Society’s ideal of service to others.

Competition in Creative and Scholarly Writing

This contest is open to an undergraduate (member or non-member) in an institution that has a chapter of the society. Manuscripts may be submitted in any of five categories: (a) poetry, (b) short fiction, (c) creative nonfiction/personal essay, (d) critical/analytical essay, (e) scholarly research. There will be a first prize of five hundred dollars and a second prize of two hundred and fifty dollars in each of the five categories. First Prize winners will also be published in the Delta Epsilon Sigma Journal.

J. Patrick Lee Service Award

Delta Epsilon Sigma offers the J. Patrick Lee Award for Service. This annual undergraduate competition was established to honor Patrick Lee, who served as National Secretary-Treasurer of Delta Epsilon Sigma with dedication and commitment for over 20 years, and whose leadership transformed the Society. As a tribute to Dr. Lee’s praiseworthy ethical character and judgment, awards of $1000 will be given to student members of Delta Epsilon Sigma who best embody the ideals of Catholic social teaching through their engagement in service. Student winners of the award will also be profiled in the Delta Epsilon Sigma Journal.

National Undergraduate Student Award

Delta Epsilon Sigma has a national award to be presented to outstanding students who are members of the society and are completing their undergraduate program. It is a means by which a chapter can bring national attention to its most distinguished graduates.

My Induction by Joshua Werner

Forming a New Chapter

If you would to start a DES Chapter and receive our New Chapter Kit, please contact our National Office and we will ship you the New Chapter Application Kit.