Primarily due to the generosity of DTS alumni, several scholarships are offered annually to current and prospective DTS members. The University of Wisconsin Foundation holds and invests endowment funds for scholarships offered under the Robert R. Spitzer and David A. Wieckert Memorial Scholarship programs. Other scholarships are administered through the DTS Educational Foundation. Eligibility requirements and other information for these scholarships are shown below.

These five scholarships for $1,500 each are offered annually for prospective DTS members who will be living in the house at 252 Langdon.

Requirements

  • be a student in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS)
  • be a freshman, sophomore or junior
  • be a prospective member of the DTS Fraternity (current members not eligible)
  • will live in the DTS Fraternity house at 252 Langdon St.
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For further information or questions contact Chuck Miguel at mguellongor@wisc.edu or by phone at (608) 718-3352.

These scholarships are named in honor of Dr. Robert R. Spitzer, a member of DTS who became a prominent leader in agribusiness, higher education, and public service. The purpose of these scholarships is to financially support male students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). The students must be incoming Freshman, Sophomores or Juniors. The students must also be current or prospective members of Delta Theta Sigma Fraternity Inc (DTS) who intend to fully participate in the activities of DTS.

There will be three scholarships awarded annually each for approximately $2,000. (The size of the award is dependent on the interest earned on the fund.) Preference will be given to Wisconsin residents from rural areas and current members of DTS who intend to live in the fraternity house.

Applications for these scholarships will be accepted between January 1, 2022 and March 15, 2022. The recipients will be notified mid-April and the award will be administered through the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH) by CALS to the recipients’ 2022-2023 tuition and fees. These scholarships are renewable for three years (seniors not eligible), but reapplication is required each year. In addition to a completed application form, a copy of their recent Student Aid Report (SAR) is required prior to awarding decisions. The SAR is received following filing a FAFSA. The DTS scholarship committee will select the recipient.

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This scholarship is named in honor of Dr. David A. Wieckert, Professor Emeritus of Dairy Science who was an exceptional long-time member, mentor, and donor to DTS. The purpose of the scholarship is to financially support male students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). The students must be incoming Freshman, Sophomores or Juniors. The students must also be prospective members of Delta Theta Sigma Fraternity Inc (DTS), who intend to fully participate in the activities of DTS.

This is single scholarship awarded annually for $1,250. Preference will be given to those candidates who intend to live in the fraternity house.

Applications for this scholarship will be accepted between January 1, 2022 and March 15, 2022. The recipient will be notified mid-April and the award will be administered through the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH) by CALS to the recipient’s 2022-2023 tuition and fees. The DTS scholarship committee will select the recipient.

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The Russel Ballweg Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually in memory of Russel Ballweg, a DTS brother who was tragically killed in a car accident in Sun Prairie in 1979. Russel was a Brother whom was looked up to in the House by his fellow brothers. He was a leader both in the house and on campus. He maintained a high GPA. In honor of Russel Ballweg, this award is given to an outstanding brother of the Active Chapter who exhibits the same types of qualities that Russel had.

The characteristics and qualities looked for in a Ballweg Scholarship recipient are:

  • Brotherhood
  • Active In The House
  • Leadership In DTS
  • Leadership On Campus
  • Academics

Nominations for the award will be made by fellow DTS brothers. The brothers will narrow the field of candidates to three. The three finalists will be interviewed by members of the DTS Educational Foundation. The DTS Educational Board will determine the final recipient.

The DTS Educational Foundation requests a written copy of the nomination (why you nominated the candidate) for the final three candidates.

The three final candidates will need to submit a copy of their UW transcript; a list of their leadership roles in Delta Theta Sigma, on campus and in the community; and a letter if they feel they are deserving of the award. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Who: Delta Theta Sigma Gamma Chapter active member of junior or senior status living in the Active Chapter House.
When: This award is presented bi-annually.
How: 2/3 majority vote of Active Chapter. Vote will be by secret ballot. The Active Chapter will nominate candidates meeting the provided criteria. The number of candidates considered for the award must be voted down to 3 before the final vote. Only one person shall be chosen for the honor.

Criteria:

  • Potential recipient must be a currently enrolled student, member of Delta Theta Sigma-Gamma Chapter, and be of junior or senior upper-class status.
  • Potential recipient must currently reside in the DTS House and have done so for two years prior to receipt of award.
  • Potential recipient must exhibit strong household commitment to Delta Theta Sigma.
  • Potential recipient must contribute both physically to the house and to the house as a whole.
  • Potential recipient must be active in ALL fraternal activities.
  • Potential recipient must be active in fraternal philanthropies.
  • Potential recipient must be active in Ag Campus functions.
  • Potential recipient must display exceptional brotherhood and relationship building characteristics.
  • Potential recipient must take an active part and/or leadership in house projects.
  • Potential recipient must be active in rush and pledge recruitment.
  • Potential recipient must be active in intramural and house sporting events.

In whole, the potential recipient must be a “do everything, be everywhere” type of a person. A selfless, caring individual who gives of themselves for the benefit of the house, its members, and Delta Theta Sigma fraternity as a whole. He must be a real brother, one who has touched everyone around him. He is a person who is involved in all fraternal activities and integrates with all types of people.

This Dallas Borneman Brotherhood Award is only posted every two years because this caliber of individual is so rare. He is a standout amongst standouts, a paragon within the house. One man will stand out about the rest; the cream will rise to the top. The alumni of the Delta Theta Sigma Educational Foundation believe the active members best know who that individual is within their midst and trust in the their discretion to affirm who that man is.

How to Apply

Interested in applying for one of our scholarships? It’s simple! Follow the steps below to apply.

DTS Housing Scholarship

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For further information or questions contact Chuck Miguel at mguellongor@wisc.edu or by phone at (608) 718-3352.

The Robert R. Spitzer Memorial Scholarships or The David A. Wieckert Memorial Scholarship

To apply for either of these scholarships, please click the buttons below to Apply Online; or Download the Application PDF, Fill it out, and Upload it with appropriate documentation.

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Feel free to contact Brian Koch with questions at brian.koch@lpl.com or by phone at (608) 345-5355.