Edward Rudd Scholarship

Edward I. Rudd, Jr., Alpha 420, was initiated at R.P.I. in 1928 and graduated from Rensselaer in 1932. He died in 1996 at the age of 88.

Throughout his life his daughter, Doris Rudd, remembers that her father was committed to higher education and frequently discussed his love for Rensselaer and his Fraternity.

His commitment was so strong that Brother Rudd included Theta Xi in his estate plan by providing a bequest of $40,000.00 to “constitute an endowment fund in perpetuity.”  His will provided that the annual income from this gift be used to provide two scholarships “to undergraduate student members of Theta Xi Fraternity; one from Alpha Chapter at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the second to another member from any other chapter of Theta Xi Fraternity.”

These scholarship awards are presented in the Spring of each year and announced around the time of Founders Day.   Initially, each scholarship will be for $1,000 and will increase as time passes.

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Recipients

   2016 - Trent J. Hootman, Alpha Sigma 935
   2015 - John Robert Wilt, Alpha 1698
   2015 - Bryton Seyfert, Upsilon 1202
   2014 - Trevor Langley, Alpha 1674
   2014 - Bryton Seyfert, Upsilon 1202
   2013 - Samuel Norris, Beta Alpha 885
   2013 - James Lee, Alpha 1654
   2012 - David McWilliams, Alpha 1650
   2012 - Kenneth Sack, Alpha Alpha 1829
   2011 - Barry Fortuna, Alpha 1628
   2011 - Adam Caracci, Beta Alpha 826
   2010 - Alex Meola, Alpha 1602
   2010 - Joseph Toscano, Alpha Epsilon 1390
   2009 - Clayton R. Kotulak, Alpha 1592
   2009 - William Chase Damiano, Beta Omega 444
   2008 - Douglas Totten, Alpha 1584
   2008 - Jonathan Sitrin, Pi 1412
   2007 - Daniel Jahne, Alpha 1582
   2007 - Thomas Saiget, Pi 1397
   2006 - Daniel D. Williams, Alpha 1545
   2006 - Timothy Leyson, Gamma Upsilon 39
   2005 - Nathan Falkiewicz, Alpha 1548
   2005 - Vuk Guberinic, Gamma Upsilon 26
   2005 - Jason R. Treece, Gamma Iota 249
   2004 - Mitchell C. Weiser, Alpha 1513
   2004 - Ryan C. Duncan, Beta Alpha 581
   2003 - Paul W. Dalton, Alpha 1512
   2003 - Neel Kumar, Upsilon 1028
   2002 - Paul W. Dalton, Alpha 1512
   2002 - Eric C. Whittaker, Beta Alpha 620
   2001 - Ryan R. Popko, Alpha 1504
   2001 - Christopher J. Stemler, Beta Delta 839
   2000 - John J. Viggiano, Alpha 1488
   2000 - Thomas J. Studer, Chi 430
   1999 - John J. Viggiano, Alpha 1488
   1999 - Craig Oeswein, Iota 1451
   1998 - No scholarship awarded

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