After the passing of James L. Hills this past February, a memorial scholarship was created through the Vincennes University Foundation that will provide funds for a Sigma Pi Fraternity member currently studying at Vincennes University.
“Jim Hills was one of the most dedicated members of Sigma Pi I have ever had the honor to meet,” states Brian C. Alley, Sigma Pi, Alpha Chapter alumnus and member of the James L. Hills Memorial Scholarship Committee. “Throughout his 60 plus year involvement with Sigma Pi, both international and locally with the Alpha Chapter at Vincennes University, he brought guidance, laughs and joy to the lives of hundreds of young men. Jim was a brother, mentor, and close friend to many, and is missed daily."
The scholarship committee set out with a goal of raising the initial endowment goal of $10,000 by February 2015, one year after the passing of Hills. Since the initial endowment has been met, the first James L. Hills Memorial Scholarship will be awarded at the Alpha Chapter's 50th Anniversary Founders' Day Banquet, which will be held on February 28, 2015 in Vincennes, Ind. Several family members of Hills will be in attendance to present the first scholarship to a deserving Sigma Pi at Vincennes University.
“This scholarship, in memory and honor of Jim, is a positive reflection upon his dedication to Sigma Pi Fraternity, to the generations of fraternity brothers he influenced and to his commitment to higher education,” stated Bumper Hostetler, president of the Vincennes University Foundation. “We are grateful to the members of Sigma Pi Fraternity Alumni Association - Alpha Chapter and Jim's family for their efforts and support in establishing this scholarship to recognize the many years of service given by one of the most respected Sigma Pi brothers.”
If you have not yet contributed, please consider a tax-deductible gift today to help a future VU Student. Several Alpha Alumni have stepped up and joined the 1897 Society by contributing $18.97 a month, for a yearly donation of $227.64...only .62 cents a day! Join the other Alpha Alumni by supporting this important cause and honor Jim's memory by making a difference in a student's life by donating today.
Give now at alumni.vinu.edu/give and select the James L. Hills Memorial Scholarship from the list.
All donations to the James L. Hills Memorial Scholarship are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by law.
You can find more information on the James L. Hills Memorial Scholarship here.