Balanced Man Fellowship

The fellowship will award $3,500 to one student from any of Columbia’s undergraduate schools to help finance a community service project.

The Balanced Man

The SigEp ideal of being a “Balanced Man” – living a life dedicated to a sound mind and a sound body – is a generally accepted, universal best practice towards living a fulfilling and complete life, regardless of gender. A major part of living such a balanced life is giving back to the community, something which SigEp proudly emphasizes in its brotherhood.

Developing a sound mind means living a lifestyle that allows you to expand and challenge your mind both inside and outside of the classroom. This includes developing habits that keep your mind healthy, avoiding stress and depression.

Maintaining a sound body goes beyond workout programs for undergraduate members. It includes physical nutrirional, sexual and preventative health practices. The habit of maintaining a sound body can be developed during your undergraduate years to help you develop a healthy lifestyle through graduation and beyond.

NYPhi Balanced Man Fellowship

One of Sigma Phi Epsilon's cardinal principles is brotherly love, a commitment to our fellow man that extends beyond the brotherhood and into our communities. SigEp NY Phi carries on and embodies the SigEp tradition of philanthropy and community service, and is pleased to open the 2016-2017 Balanced Man Fellowship application.

This fellowship, which will be awarded annually, is meant to assist in the funding of the community service project of a member of the Columbia Community. We are looking for well thought out proposals that engage critically with the values of Sigma Phi Epsilon (Virtue, Diligence and Brotherly Love), and show capacity for leadership, entrepreneurship, and initiative. The individual who is rewarded the fellowship will receive $3,500 to be used to accomplish the goals set forth in their proposal. We will be accepting applications from February 1st until March 1st, 2017. Any student in an undergraduate school at Columbia is eligible to apply, and project entries should be limited to philanthropic endeavors. In mid-April, we will be holding a ceremony and reception so the recipient can introduce their project and receive the Fellowship. 

Fellowship Application Form

To apply for the Balanced Man Fellowship, please download the file at the link below, and return to the Vice-President of Philanthropy and Community Service, Brandon Halim, at: bch2132@columbia.edu.