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. This past year, 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. All applicants are encouraged to attend; however, attendance at Convention is not a factor in who wins the awards.
Applications are accepted for the John Ross Scholarship in the winter of each year. All collegiate brothers are encouraged to complete the online application.
The 2023 application period is now closed! 2023 awardees will be announced at the 75th National Convention.
The application form can be viewed prior to submission. We recommend that you review the questions, compose the short descriptions offline (to paste in later). The application also requires a professional headshot to be uploaded (used to publicize scholarship winners).
Note: The form is only viewable to collegiate members who have logged in to their account.
Questions? Email the APX Foundation at email@example.com.
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 Luis 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|