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SAJ Weekend raises over $725k for Undergrad Scholarships

by | Mar 21, 2022 | News, Scholarship, Top News

Kappa Sigma Fraternity raised more than $725,000 during its seventh annual Stephen Alonzo Jackson Weekend of Giving, held March 4th through 6th. Over the past 2 years, the Fraternity has raised more than $1.5 million for undergraduate scholarships through the 2021 and 2022 Stephen Alonzo Jackson Weekends of Giving. 

Stephen Alonzo Jackson Weekend of Giving was established in 2016 to raise funds for the Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund’s Scholarship-Leadership Awards program. 100% of funds raised during SAJ Weekend of Giving go towards designated Chapter Scholarship Funds. Scholarship-Leadership Awards are given to qualifying Kappa Sigma undergraduate members each year on Kappa Sigma’s Founders Day, December 10.

In 2021, the Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund awarded 592 undergraduate scholarships, the most in Kappa Sigma’s 152-year history.

“Kappa Sigmas from every corner of North America came together over Stephen Alonzo Jackson Weekend of Giving and demonstrated, yet again, why Kappa Sigma is a brotherhood like no other,” said Adam J. Merillat, President of Kappa Sigma’s International Board of Directors. “I’m continuously in awe of our Brothers’ generosity and commitment to serve our current and future undergraduate members.”

The undergraduate scholarship fundraising event is named after Stephen Alonzo Jackson, Kappa Sigma’s first international President, and an initiate of Kappa Sigma Fraternity’s  Zeta Chapter at the University of Virginia.