We proudly introduce the Francis J. Morrissey III Endowment Scholarship Fund , at The College Of Charleston. The Scholarship Fund is not new, but was established by his family in 1988, in memoriam of our beloved SC Upsilon Brother Fran Morrissey III,  who entered Chapter Eternal at the age of 20. The Endowment was created to celebrate the life of a very charismatic member of our Fraternity, and to provide opportunities for Active SAE Brothers to attend SAE Leadership School. Fran Morrissey

The recent resurrection of the SC Upsilon Chapter, and the strengthening of the Alumni Association, has brought a renewed interest in supporting and growing the FJMIII Endowment Fund.  Simply put, the more money that is in the fund, the more interest income and dividends are generated, which will be used to send College of Charleston Brothers to Leadership School each year.   

The Scholarships are awarded through The Office of Student Affairs at The College of Charleston, upon the voting of the entire active SAE Brotherhood, which traditionally occurs at the last business meeting of the Spring Semester. Currently, the Memorial is to be presented at the Spring Formal each year to a person (s) “who best exemplifies the spirit of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon True Gentleman”.

Fact: There are only two active Greek Endowments on the College of Charleston Campus. Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and Chi Omega Sorority.  

Fact: Fund value as of 9/2009 was $18,700, and after a concerted effort by a small group of dedicated Brothers and Friends in January, the fund currently stands +/- $35,250.00 (3/15/2010).

Fact: MANY (over 500) of our own former Members, and Chapter Leaders are currently outstanding businessmen, doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, teachers and politicians…It is too obvious a statistic to not recognize the significance of the Chapter , teachings and that most attended Leadership School.

Our goals are to continue to grow the Endowment and be able to send as many Actives as possible to SAE Leadership School each year. In addition, we would like the ability to broaden the scope of the Endowment, to allow us to benefit additional College of Charleston Students. With your help we can accomplish these goals.  Be True.  Remember Your Past.  Embrace Our Future.          – Bill Penney 89’

The True Gentleman…please take a minute and read, it’s probably been awhile!
The official creed of Sigma Alpha Epsilon

The True Gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from good will and an acute sense of propriety, and whose self-control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor man conscious of his poverty, the obscure man of his obscurity, or any man of his inferiority or deformity; who is himself humbled if necessity compels him to humble another; who does not flatter wealth, cringe before power, or boast of his own possessions or achievements; who speaks with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy; whose deed follows his word; who thinks of the rights and feelings of others, rather than his own; and who appears well in any company, a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe.  - John Walter Wayland   Virginia, 1899

  This is a 100% tax deductible charitable expense.