John R. Ross Scholarship
Scholarship Applications Now Open
Applications are open for the John Ross Scholarship. All active brothers are encouraged to complete the online application. Although you may begin an application and come back to it later, if necessary, the deadline for applications to be submitted is February 27, 2017. Applications must include a professional headshot that will only be used for those who win the scholarship. Applications and headshots are not retained from year to year.
Please email the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or comments.
About the Scholarship
The John R. Ross Scholarship is the Alpha Rho Chi Foundation’s scholarship program recognizing academic success, leadership, and service in the fraternity’s active chapters. In 2016, three scholarships were awarded, valued at $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000. All active chapter members of APX are encouraged to apply at the beginning of each year; the award is traditionally presented at APX’s National Convention.
About John R. Ross
John R. Ross, FAIA, was Worthy Grand Architect of Alpha Rho Chi from 1981 to 1989. Initiated as a member of Andronicus Chapter in 1941, Ross was soon called to active duty as a U.S. Army Unit Commander in the Pacific theater of WWII. He returned to the University of Southern California to earn his Bachelor of Architecture in 1949. Ross maintained a private practice in San Louis Obispo while lecturing at Cal Poly and joining California Board of Architectural Examiners – becoming its president in 1970. An officer and director of National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), Ross served as NCARB president in 1979. As WGA, he was instrumental in establishing the Alpha Rho Chi Foundation in 1989. Ross briefly served as the Foundation’s first president until his death on June 6, 1990.
Past John R. Ross Scholars
|2007||Erin Ostendorf Dobesh||Pytheos|
|Joshua L. Thompson||Anthemios|
|Robert S. Lewis||Apollodorus|
|Melissa S. Kleve||Pytheos|
|1998||Corey M. Hoelker||Pytheos|
|1997||Todd A. Erickson||Pytheos|
|1995||Phillip J. Heelan IV||Pytheos|