Academic Achievement Award

The Foundation's Triple A is a $250 scholarship available to newly initiated members of Phi Gamma Delta who earn a 3.2 GPA during their new member semester.

To see if your chapter or colony is eligible, please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Scholarship Details

  1. To qualify for the scholarship, you will still need to prove a GPA of 3.2 or higher and 12 credit hours.
  2. If you do not meet the GPA and credit hour requirements due to Pass/Fail grading and are unable to choose a numeric grade, we will allow use of your Fall 2019 semester GPA and credit hours to meet this requirement. You may be asked to provide a copy of your institution’s policy about Pass/Fail grading.
  3. Applicants must still be a fully initiated member of a Phi Gamma Delta chapter or colony.

Individual Requirements  

  • Applicant must be an initiated member of a Phi Gamma Delta chapter or colony.  
  • The GPA to qualify for Triple A is 3.2 on a 4.0 GPA scale during his pledging semester (see grade verification below). 
  • Applicant must complete a minimum 12 credit hours for the semester.  
  • Applicant must complete the online application for the Foundation's the Academic Achievement Awards.   

Chapter Requirements

  • Chapter must have properly pledged and initiated the applicant.  
  • Chapter must have turned in all new member and initiation forms and fees to the International Fraternity.
  • Must be from the following colony/chapters: 
These are the current chapters and colonies eligible for Triple A scholarships. The year indicates the scholarship June 30 deadline for colony/chapter:

Until 2022:
California Davis
Kent State
Wayne State
William & Mary

Until 2023:
Colorado Boulder
Loyola New Orleans
Seton Hall
Utah State

Until 2024:
Texas San Antonia
Texas State

Until 2025:
Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Wisconsin Milwaukee

Chapters have four years from their charter date to receive Triple A. New colonies and chapters can participate.

Grade Verification

While completing the online application, the applicant will need to attach and upload his official grade transcript from the school, which contains the applicant's name, hours and GPA of the semester/quarter in which he pledged clearly printed on transcript. Any member accepting the Academic Achievement Award agrees to also accept emails and/or electronic communication from the Fraternity and Foundation while they are undergraduate members.

Deadline for Submitting

Any Triple A applicant has six months after his initiation date to submit his Triple A application. After six months has lapsed, the Triple A applicant forfeits the scholarship.

Online Application

To receive your scholarship, your application will need to be submitted online using the Foundation’s application process:


Submit By:
September 30 
January 15 
March 15
June 15 

Paid By:
October 15 
January 30
March 30
June 30

To access the application, you MUST log-in to the Phi Gamma Delta website.

After you log-in, please take note of your Constituent ID # (for chapters only) or System ID # (for colonies only) on the My Account page: you will need the # for the application. You will also need to provide your financial institution’s routing # and account # (these numbers are printed on your checks), because your scholarship will be directly deposited into your checking or saving account.

Once you log-in to the application, you will download Smarter Select software. Then you will be asked for your "Organization Name." Please enter your School Name, not your chapter name (e.g. Penn State).

Please select an application below:

The application is completed via outside software, Smarter Select.

  Triple A Application (U.S.)       Triple A Application (Canada)


Triple A Scholarship FAQ (U.S. Only)

 Why Is the Triple A Scholarship Ending?

The Triple A Scholarships have served their purpose of helping to encourage strong academics. The Foundation constantly evaluates its programs, including scholarships, and looks to the future and how best to promote strong academics and a healthy fraternal educational experience. There are more effective ways to strengthen the undergraduate experience.

 Is the Triple A Scholarship Ending for All Chapters/Colonies?

No. Colonies and chapters chartered since January 2017 will still be eligible to apply for the Academic Achievement Award. Newly chartered chapters will have four years from their chartering date in which new initiates will be able to apply.

 How Will I Know if My Chapter/Colony Is 'Still Eligible' for the Scholarship?

A list will be kept of the colonies and new chapters that fall into this category. Please make sure that your chapter/colony is still listed before promoting the scholarship and encouraging new members to apply.

 If Our Chapter/Colony Does Not Fall Into the Still Eligible Category, When Does the Scholarship End?

The Triple A scholarship program will be coming to an end on June 30, 2021. Individuals that are pledged and reported to the Fraternity headquarters before June 30, 2021 will still be eligible to receive the scholarship once they are initiated and can meet application requirements.

 Will New Initiates Still Have SIX Months to Apply?

Yes. Newly initiated brothers will have six months from their initiation date to submit an application. That window can extend past the June 30, 2021 end date of the scholarship. If you meet all eligibility requirements in that six-month window, you can still receive the scholarship.

 Is Another Scholarship Taking the Place of the Triple A Scholarship?

The Foundation plans to introduce new scholarships and initiatives that support our brothers’ academic pursuits and efforts to grow as Courageous Leaders. We are working with the Fraternity to identify ways to do this and will provide updates as new information is available.

 Is There a Way for My Chapter to Continue Offering the Scholarship if We Are Not 'Still Eligible'?

If interested, chapters have the option to work with the Educational Foundation staff to have scholarship funds set up so they may continue to offer the scholarship in some capacity.