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  • 1. ‘11
    Scholarship Awards
    Sigma Alpha Mu
  • 2. 2011 Scholarship Awards
    176 Total Scholarships Awarded
    105 Undergrad & Graduate Students
    71 Young Scholars
    (New Initiates with a 3.75+ GPA)
    170 Donors
    The Foundation had almost 3 applications for each scholarship we awarded. In addition, we saw an increase in ΣAM’s applying for assistance with graduate school. We wish we could help every worthy applicant.
  • 3. Thank You
    The Foundation is grateful for Michael Fromin’s, Miami U, donation of the online application form and the time and dedication involved with the programming and support.
    The volunteer efforts of Scholarship Chairman Jerry Miller, Miami U, and the scholarship selection committee - Tom Saldoff, Wisconsin and Ryan Robertson, Cincinnati.
    On behalf of all the scholarship recipients, we thank all the donors that have contributed to endowed scholarship funds for their outstanding support of these scholarships.
    Below (L-R) are Ohio State recipients with Larry Schaffer: Josh Grossman, Gianni Gagliardi, Steven Astrein, Jason Wachs, Jon Von Deylen, and Kevin Rosen
  • 4. The Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation thanks the following donors that have contributed to endowed scholarship funds for their support of the Foundation’s scholarship program.
    • Anonymous Donor
    • 5. David Adelman Sigma Beta
    • 6. John Ale Beta Psi
    • 7. James Alexander Sigma Theta
    • 8. Joel Alperson Sigma Theta
    • 9. Eliot Arnovitz Sigma Gamma
    • 10. Leonard Axelrod Sigma Zeta
    • 11. Michael Baucus Theta
    • 12. Joel Beren Sigma Beta
    • 13. Scott Bernstein Mu Chi
    • 14. Arnold Blitzer Omicron
    • 15. Edwin Blumberg Mu Kappa
    • 16. Esther Blumenfeld Friend
    • 17. Warren Blumenfeld Sigma Zeta
    • 18. Edward Brandman Sigma Delta
    • 19. Frederic Brooks Gamma
    • 20. Alvin Cohen Sigma Zeta
    • 21. Mark Cohen Sigma Beta
    • 22. Alvin Cohn Omicron
    • 23. Vincent Contreras Beta Delta
    • 24. Paul Cooper Theta
    • 25. Scott Covitz Epsilon Theta
    • 26. James Curl Delta Delta
    • 27. William Danzig Alpha
    • 28. David Diamond Theta
    • 29. Alexander Eastman Sigma Theta
    • 30. Waldo Ellison Mu Omega
    • 31. Barry Epstein Sigma Eta
    • 32. E Allan Epstein Theta
    • 33. James Favor Pi Kappa Alpha
    • 34. Sam Fox Phi
    • 35. Steven Franklin Beta Rho
    • 36. Jay Freedman Sigma Beta
    • 37. Jack Freeman Sigma Nu
    • 38. Michael Fuchs Theta
    • 39. Marshall Gelfand Eta
    • 40. Marshall Gerber Sigma Alpha
    • 41. Robert Gerber Sigma Zeta
    • 42. LawrenceGettleman Sigma Delta
    • 43. William Gilliam Beta Omega
    • 44. Aaron Girson Delta Nu
    • 45. Bernard Girson Friend
    • 46. Elaine Girson Friend
    • 47. Phillip Glauben Beta Sigma
    • 48. Jerome Goldberg Psi
    • 49. Joel Goldman Sigma Zeta
    • 50. Alfred Goodman Mu Rho
    • 51. Gary Gormin Kappa
    • 52. Jonathan Gormin Sigma Kappa
    • 53. Daniel Gormin Beta Iota
    • 54. Gilbert Gottlieb Sigma Chi
    • 55. G Groot Gregory Mu Rho
    • 56. Sidney Guller Phi
    • 57. Alvin Guttman Sigma Beta
    • 58. Michael Hackman Sigma Beta
    • 59. Stanley Heller Mu Lambda
    • 60. Michael Hirsch Sigma Pi
    • 61. Joel Honigberg Sigma Eta
    • 62. Alan Hurst Beta Iota
    • 63. Theodore Ignall Sigma Delta
    • 64. Herbert Jablin Sigma Eta
    • 65. Gerald Jacobs Sigma Beta
    • 66. Jerry Jacobson Mu Omicron
    • 67. Hyman Jacobson Alpha
    • 68. Felix Jager Sigma Delta
    • 69. Royal Jonas Mu Epsilon
    • 70. Steven Kahn Beta Gamma
    • 71. Ronald Kapon Gamma
    • 72. Aaron Karchmer Sigma Alpha
    • 73. Alfred Karchmer Sigma Alpha
    • 74. Donald Karchmer Sigma Alpha
    • 75. BradleyKastan Sigma Beta
    • 76. RonaldKatch Rho
    • 77. Brian Katz Sigma Beta
    • 78. JoanKauffFriend
    • 79. James KauffFriend
    • 80. David Kols Sigma Kappa
    • 81. David Kreeger Sigma Delta
    • 82. Norman Krivosha Sigma Omicron
    • 83. Steven LaBell Gamma Phi
    • 84. Stanley Lefco Beta Psi
    • 85. Howard Lerman Beta Sigma
    • 86. Leonard Leventhal Sigma Alpha
    • 87. Joel Levy Mu Psi
    • 88. Stefan Loren Gamma Rho
    • 89. Craig Ludin Mu Chi
    • 90. Tim Madison Omicron
    • 91. Leland Manders Mu Psi
    • 92. Nathan Margolis Beta Sigma
    • 93. Darren Margolis Gamma Iota
    • 94. Todd Marks Gamma Iota
    • 95. Timothy Mayer Omicron
    • 96. Lowell Milken Sigma Sigma
    • 97. Michael Milken Sigma Sigma
    • 98. Howard Miller Sigma Chi
    • 99. Isadore Millstone Phi
    • 100. Marvin Mitchell Sigma Beta
    • 101. Jeffrey Mora Delta Delta
    • 102. Robert Morris Eta
    • 103. Laurence Morris Eta
    • 104. Mark Morris Eta
    • 105. Neil Moss Mu Gamma
    • 106. Hanno Mott Omicron
    • 107. Robert F P Nerz Mu Eta
    • 108. Roy Neulicht Sigma Omega
    • 109. William Newell Mu Rho
    (Continued on next page)
  • 110. Endowed Scholarship Donors (Continued)
    Names in italics are deceased
  • 175. All ΣAM candidates who achieve a 3.75 grade point average (or equivalent) for courses taken in the academic term during which they were candidates are recognized as members of the Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation's Young Scholars Program. Young Scholars receive recognition and a Foundation check in the amount of $200. Past Supreme Prior Sidney Guller, an alumnus of the Phi chapter and a key supporter of the Foundation, has generously funded this program.
    Matthew Gruber Beta
    Matthew Scheff Beta
    Nathan Schwartzberg Beta
    Jonathan Weinberg Beta
    Ankur Bajaj Beta
    Davis Bauer Beta Gamma
    KarmiGutman Beta Gamma
    Michael Goldberg Beta Gamma
    Austin Pillon Beta Gamma
    Jared Hahn Beta Psi
    Jacob Magid Beta Upsilon
    Miles Greene Beta Upsilon
    Mario Elias Delta Beta
    Alexander Khoury Delta Beta
    SabinoCurcio Delta Chi
    Brian Stevenson Delta Omega
    Kevin O'Gorman Delta Upsilon
    Joseph Matts Delta Upsilon
    Francesco Onorati Epsilon Iota
    Kenneth Schneider Epsilon Iota
    Nile Kristol Gamma Phi
    Adam Galen Gamma Phi
    Sean Levinson-Covert Gamma Phi
    Jordan Talasnik Gamma Psi
    Mark Torrey Gamma Psi
    Brandon Pyser Gamma Psi
    Jarred Geis Gamma Psi
    Jacob Behnke Mu Epsilon
    Matthew Robbins Mu Epsilon
    Maxwell Zaitz Mu Epsilon
    Michael Sammon Mu Gamma
    Ryan Guss Mu Lambda
    Ross Marks Mu Lambda
    Alex Servetnick Mu Lambda
    Alexander Dulin Mu Rho
    Adam Phillips Mu Theta
    Aaron Lieberman Mu Theta
    Meen Chan Seo Mu Theta
    Joseph Weil Mu Theta
    Mark Pate Phi
    RazaWani Phi
    Alexander Zandi Phi
    Zachary Chay-Dolan Psi
    David Rohr Psi
    Nathan Vogler Psi
    Tung-Lin Yuan Psi
    Alan Stupnitsky Rho
    Brian Zohn Rho
    Cameron Charme Sigma Beta
    Jared Spector Sigma Beta
    John Ryan Sigma Delta
    Eric Federman Sigma Gamma
    Ryan Achtman Sigma Iota
    Mark Feldman Sigma Iota
    Spencer Hazan Sigma Iota
    Robert Kornblatt Sigma Iota
    Daniel Smith Sigma Iota
    Joshua Dean Sigma Iota
    Phi Nguyen Sigma Sigma
    Michael Cohen Sigma Theta
    Eric Rosenfeld Sigma Theta
    Jake Goldman Sigma Theta
    Aaron Levine Sigma Theta
    Samuel Sherman Sigma Zeta
    Adam Nussbaum Sigma Zeta
    Andrew Jakubowski Theta
    Thompson McGivaren Theta
    Joseph Pinsker Theta
    Gregory Rose Theta
    Jonathan Roth Theta
    Samuel Alba Epsilon Lambda
    Sigma Alpha Mu’s
    Young Scholars
  • 176. Hyman I. Jacobson
    Top Senior ScholarThe oldest award offered by ΣAM, this is awarded to the Senior with the highest GPA.
    Joshua Grossmam, Ohio State
    Top Junior Scholar
    Awarded to the Junior with the highest GPA.
    Brandon Kappy, Michigan
  • 177. Highlighting
    Graduate Scholarships
    Miller AwardThis award is made in memory of Samuel Miller, CCNY '12, longtime Chairman of the ΣAM Endowment Fund and President of the ΣAM Foundation.For Fratres engaged in original projects and experiments in science, scholarship, medicine or the creative arts.David Greene, Arizona State ’08Fra Greene is working at the Ph.D program in the Department of Zoology and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior at Michigan State University.
    Dr. Lewis A. Hare ScholarshipFra Hare, Syracuse ’31, was a prominent Chicago internist. This award was endowed by his wife, Ruth, in his memory, for a medical school student.Anthony Sayega, Syracuse ’09Fra Sayega is attending the
    Ross School of Medicine.
    Theda & Leonard Leventhal Scholarship Endowed by Fra Leonard Leventhal, Oklahoma ’47.Graduate student fratres in good standing that are Boy Scouts with proven Star, Life or Eagle status.Douglas Montgomery, Texas A&M ’08Fra Montgomery is an Eagle Scout attending Texas Tech School of Law.
  • 178. Highlighting
    Graduate Scholarships
    Allan E. Miller ScholarshipNamed for the late Fra Allan E. Miller, Michigan ’32, this scholarship is based on financial need. It is open to graduate student fratre in any academic field.Andrew Gotlieb, Ohio State ’08Fra Gotlieb is attending Cleveland State University’s joint program in Urban Planning and Law. He is involved with the American Planning Association and Secretary of Cleveland State University’s Student Government.
    William Ober Memorial Scholarship 1This award for a graduate student fratre with demonstrated financial need and a 3.5 GPA was endowed by the late William Ober, CCNY ’26, who was a trustee of the Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation.Greg Parks,UC-Davis ’05Fra Parks is working on his Ph.D in neuro-pharmacology at UC-Irvine with research on melanin and epilepsy.
    William Ober Memorial Scholarship 2This award is also for a graduate student with demonstrated financial need and a 3.5 GPA. It was endowed by the late William Ober, CCNY ’26, who was a trustee of the Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation.Matthew DiFrancisco, Penn ’10Fra DiFrancisco is a medical student at University of Pennsylvania, focusing on deep brain stimulation and Parkinson’s Disease.
  • 179. 2011 ΣAM Foundation Scholarship Recipients
    Samuel Miller Scholarship
    David Green, Arizona State
    James C. Hammerstein Scholarship
    Ben-Ari Boukai, Indiana University
    James C. Hammerstein Scholarship
    Blaine Light, Arizona
    Ira Lind Scholarship
    Brandon Druker, Rutgers
    William Ober Scholarship
    Gregory Parks, UC-Davis
    William Ober Scholarship
    Matthew DiFrancesco, Penn
    Nate Karchmer Scholarship
    Brian Rothstein, Arizona State
    Helen Schwartz Scholarship
    Adam Piccus, Miami U.
    James R. Favor Scholarship
    Samuel Sherman, Indiana University
    James R. Favor Scholarship
    James Hanks, Kentucky Wesleyan
    Leonard & ThedaLeventhal Scholarship
    Douglas Montgomery, Texas A&M
    Stempler Family Scholarship
    Malcolm Goodridge, St. Johns
    James Alexander Sigma Theta Scholarship
    Jake Goldman, Texas
    Ben Anderson Sigma Omega Scholarship
    Keith Criscuolo, Johnson & Wales
    Grace Bender Scholarship
    SabinoCurcio, St. Johns
    Sidney Bielfield Memorial Scholarship
    Scott Steinberg, Michigan
    Warren & Esther Blumenfeld Humor Scholarship
    Brian Ducoffe, Chapman
    Harold Brandman Scholarship
    Alexander Steiner, Rutgers
    Sonia Brown Scholarship
    Christopher Schek, Rochester Inst. of Tech
    David Coleman Scholarship
    Joshua Fliegel, USC
    Patricia & Barry Epstein Scholarship
    Matthew Halpern, Texas
    Robert Elster Scholarship
    Scott Steinberg, Michigan
    Anna Gans Scholarship
    Andrew Kijinski, Ohio State
    Marshall M. Gelfand Scholarship
    Devin Young, Syracuse
    William Gilliam Scholarship
    Zachary Johnson, Kentucky Wesleyan
    Benjamin P. Goldman Scholarship
    Ian Rathmell, Louisiana State
    Bernard R. Goodman Scholarship
    Jacob Taylor, Rochester
    Gormin Family Scholarship
    Daniel Imrecke, Stephen F. Austin U.
    Gormin Family Scholarship
    Christopher Caiola, Geneseo
    Louis & Fannie Guller Scholarship
    Parker Spielman, Washington U.
    Sidney H. Guller Scholarship
    Benjamin Wesche, Northern Illinois
    Sidney H. Guller Scholarship
    Steven Astrein, Ohio State
    Dr. Lewis Hare Memorial Scholarship
    Anthony Sayegh, Syracuse
    Joel D.Honigberg Scholarship
    David Pal, Rutgers
    Hurst Family Scholarship
    Sandy Shyman, Indiana University
    Theodore J. Ignall Scholarship
    Andrew Chinsky, Michigan
    Irwin & Etta Jacobs Memorial Scholarship
    Scott Kamenitz, Ohio State
    Joseph Dave Scholarship
    Tal Akabas, Cornell
    Jerry Silver Scholarship
    Kyle Colonna, Illinois-Chicago
    Mu Gamma 50th Anniversary Scholarship
    Ryan Penkowski, Case Western Reserve
    Sam Fox Scholarship
    Daniel Leventhal, Texas
    Gary Shapiro Scholarship
    Matthew Glaubman, Ohio State
    Groot Gregory Scholarship
    David Rahmani, Texas A&M
    Stanley & David Heller Scholarship
    Zachary Macht, Penn State
    Harry & Harriet Stone Scholarship
    Joseph Weil, USC
    Ronald Shlensky Scholarship
    Marc Silberman, Cornell
    LM Newman Family Foundation Scholarship
    Aaron Briones, UC-San Diego
    September 11 Scholarship
    Christopher Schek, Rochester Inst. of Tech
  • 180. 2011 ΣAM Foundation Scholarship Recipients
    L. Mark Newman Family Scholarship
    Cory Weinstein, UC-Davis
    L. Mark Newman Family Scholarship
    Nathaniel Wong, UC-Davis
    L. Mark Newman Family Scholarship
    Jonathan Arevalo, UC-San Diego
    Walter Phillips Scholarship
    Gianni Gagliardi, Ohio State
    Paul Pumpian Scholarship
    Jeremy Maltz, Texas A&M
    Leslie & Bobbi Raffel Scholarship
    Jonathan Grova, Rutgers
    JC Rasbold Scholarship
    Gregory Swan, Drexel
    Remak-Rosenberg Scholarship
    Aaron Slovin, Indiana University
    David S. Rice Scholarship
    Michael Valenta, Illinois-Chicago
    Raymond C. & Helen Sandler Scholarship
    Patrick McBurney, St. Johns
    Benjamin Savage Scholarship
    Joshua Kolapo, West Florida
    Judy Schwartz Scholarship
    LielNavon, Texas
    Marc P. Schwartz Scholarship
    Brian Tenenbaum, USC
    Terry Semel Scholarship
    Jacob Taylor, Rochester
    Martin E. Sherman Scholarship
    Amir Omeragic, Northern Illinois
    Sigma Zeta Scholarship
    Alexander Kain, Indiana University
    Morris & Fannie Skilken Scholarship
    Jason Wachs, Ohio State
    Leonard Smith Memorial Scholarship
    Benjamin Loewenstein, USC
    Donald Stein Legacy Scholarship
    Adam Nussbaum, Indiana University
    Harold R. Stiefel Scholarship
    Alexander Alfa, UNLV
    Theta Scholarship
    Michael Contillo, Penn
    Preston Robert Tisch Scholarship
    Devin Young, Syracuse
    Robert Traum Scholarship
    Nathan Vogler, Pittsburgh
    Stephen J. Weinberg Scholarship
    Samuel Silverman, Ohio State
    Michael J. Weiss Scholarship
    James Johnson, Stephen F. Austin U.
    Seymour Weiss Engineering Scholarship
    Nicolas Huerta, UC-Davis
    FelizJager Scholarship
    Brandon Druker, Rutgers
    Royal Flagg Jonas Scholarship
    Matthew Wolfson, U. of Miami
    Karchmer Family Scholarship
    Javier Lopez, Florida International
    Michael Kar Memorial Scholarship
    Benjamin Nemeth, Pittsburgh
    Katch Family Scholarship
    Spenser McGrath, Pittsburgh
    Albert J. Kauff Memorial Scholarship
    Robin Shapiro, Cornell
    David Lloyd Kreeger Scholarship
    Sharif Farghaly, Rutgers
    Manuel Leve Scholarship
    Jordan Impagliazzo, Temple
    David D. Levinson Scholarship
    Eitan Cramer, Arizona
    Jeff Levy Sigma Theta Scholarship
    Evan Rosenfield, Texas
    Milken Family Scholarship
    Benjamin Cresswell, Arizona
    L& S Milken Scholarship
    Nicholas Dufau, Berkeley
    Allan E. Miller Scholarship
    Andrew Gotlieb, Ohio State
    Howard & Martin Miller Scholarship
    Daniel Vershon, Johnson & Wales
    IE Millstone Scholarship
    Eric Messinger, Washington U.
    Hanno D. Mott Scholarship
    Joshua Goldman, Cornell
  • 181. 2011 ΣAM Foundation Scholarship Recipients
    Richie & Kevin Williamson Scholarship
    Benjamin Michaels, Cornell
    Richard H. Williamson Scholarship
    Aaron Ivanhoe, Arizona State
    Kenneth & Madeline Wolf Scholarship
    Zachary Bulwa, Illinois
    Andrew Shapiro Scholarship
    Phi Nguyen, Berkeley
    John Ale Scholarship
    Jon Basha, Arizona State
    Joel Beren Scholarship
    Jason Wachs, Ohio State
    Vincent & Debbie Contreras Scholarship
    Zachary Johnson, Kentucky Wesleyan
    Sara & Jack Freeman Scholarship
    KarmiGutman, Arizona
    Bradley Kastan Scholarship
    Jonathan Von Deylen, Ohio State
    Nathan Margolis Scholarship
    Dylan Friedman, Northern Illinois
    Donald Wallach Scholarship
    Doran Mix, Rochester Inst. of Tech
    Joseph Weinberg Scholarship
    Mark Eisenberg, Rutgers
    Fritz & Anna Gans Scholarship
    Kevin Rosen, Ohio State
    Margie & Paul Alperson Scholarship
    Liel Navon, Texas
    Pictured Above (L-R) are Cornell Scholarship Recipients (L-R): Dan Keilson, Rob Shapiro, Adam Fisher, BJ Michaels and Jan Bialostok
  • 182. The Foundation is pleased to award scholarship grants
    that have been designated for non-members.
    USY Scholarships & NFTY Scholarships
    Awarded to incoming college freshmen based on involvement with USY and NFTY respectively. Awards are endowed by Hanno Mott (USY) & James Alexander (NFTY)
    NFTY Scholarship - Nicholas May, Louisiana State
    USY Scholarship - Brian Dab, George Washington University
    Scholarships for ΣAM Interest Group or Colony Members
    Gormin Trailblazer Grant
    Robert Brooks, Miami University
    Jonathan Ossip, Florida
    Helen Schwartz Scholarship
    Adam Piccus, Miami University
    Scholarships for Daughters of Fratres
    Bill Schwartz Scholarships
    Rachel Kaplan, Indiana Univ, studying in Israel
    Hilary Perlman, Bowling Green State
    Weiss Brothers Scholarship
    Devra Silverman, Ohio State
    Girson Family Scholarship
    Scholarship for graduates of Lakeview High School students attending Western Michigan University.
    Brandy Morgan
  • 183. For More Information
    Please contact us at:
    Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation
    9245 N Meridian St. Suite 105
    Indianapolis, IN 46260
    Phone: 317.846.0600
    Fax: 317.846.9462
    Email: mariam@sam-fdn.org
    Web: http://www.sam-fdn.org
    Aaron M. Girson, Executive Vice President
    Maria Mandel, Foundation & Scholarship Coordinator
    It is the mission of the Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation to support the educational interests and activities of Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity, to furnish student aid, and to encourage and develop conduct and traits of character consistent with high morals, constructive citizenship, scholarship, leadership and community service.Sigma Alpha Mu was founded in 1909 at the College of the City of New York as a fraternity of Jewish men.
    The Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization. Gifts made to the Foundation are tax-deductible.