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Poly P Scholarship

Poly P Scholarship

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- Poly P Patrons and Judges


(Photo Credit: Delta Sigma Phi / Chapter in San Luis Obispo; Workday by undergraduate members on the “P”, 1981.)

Poly P Patrons And Judges

The Poly P Scholarship, established in 2012, has grown to two annual $1,000 educational awards – one for a young man and one for a young woman. It is funded by University alumni of the recently closed Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity Chapter, and their wives (1950-2018). The awards provide DSP alumni a collective means to give-back to the University in a manner that honors our older Brothers who built the P in 1957 – and demonstrates the importance of philanthropy to all students.

Female Alumnae Judges for Applications of Young Women

Poly P Scholarship

Our Delta Sig Alumni Judges


Poly P Scholarship
Mr. Noel Shutt, PhD

Poly P Scholarship
Mr. Greg Weaver

Poly P Scholarship
Mr. Wayne Kendrick

Poly P Scholarship
Mr. Jim Evans, PhD.


For any questions, please contact scholarship founders and administrators Chris and Carol Patterson: cpatterson76@outlook.com

Our 2016-2017 Patrons

We recognize and sincerely thank the following Poly P Patrons. Their thoughtful donations, and the support of other Delta Sigs who attend our fundraising dinners, make this award possible. The threshold to become a Poly P Patron is $100 in net donation. Patrons can directly donate, or provide an auction item, or be the winning bidder on an auction item that yields at least a $100 net value toward the scholarship fund.


Poly P Patrons

Slats and Carlotta
Winter ’58
Chapter in San Luis Obispo

Poly P Patrons

3.2 and Pat
Spring ’58
Chapter in San Luis Obispo

Poly P Patrons

Ranger and Jodi
Spring ‘69
Chapter in San Luis Obispo

Poly P Patrons

Bull and Linda
Fall ‘69
Chapter in San Luis Obispo
Scholarship Judge

Poly P Patrons

Harpo and Dea
Spring ‘70
Chapter in San Luis Obispo

Poly P Patrons

Rocky and Karen
Spring ‘71
Chapter in San Luis Obispo

Poly P Patrons

Cleat and Ronalee
Winter ‘72
Chapter in San Luis Obispo

Poly P Patrons

Lurch and Greta
Winter ‘72
Chapter in San Luis Obispo
Grand Council VP
Past Chapter President

Poly P Patrons

Dizzy and Wendi
Fall ‘72
Chapter in San Luis Obispo
Scholarship Judge

Poly P Patrons

Yabut and Carol
Witner ‘73
Chapter in San Luis Obispo
Scholarship Founders / Administrators

Poly P Patrons

Mombo and Kris
Fall ‘74
Chapter in San Luis Obispo
Scholarship Judge
Past Chapter President

Poly P Patrons

Bozo and Karen
Fall ‘75
Chapter in San Luis Obispo
Past Chapter President
ACB VP

Poly P Patrons

Ace and Carol
Spring ‘76
Chapter in San Luis Obispo
Past ACB President
ACB VP

Poly P Patrons

Tom and Cyndy Cycyota
‘77
Alpha Alpha Chapter
University of Illinois
Current DSP National President

Poly P Patrons

Chris and Cheryl Northern
‘77
Eta Chapter
University of Texas
Past DSP National President, 2003-05

Poly P Patrons

Alumni Corporation Board (ACB)
Chapter in San Luis Obispo
Of The Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity

Poly P Patrons

Alumni Chapter (aka Alumni Association)
Established 2001 For the Chapter in San Luis Obispo
Chapter in San Luis Obispo (est. 1950) of Delta Sigma Phi (est. 1899)

Poly P Patrons

Madonna Inn of San Luis Obispo, CA
Our Multi-Year Fundraising Dinner Venue
With Great Appreciation

History Of Poly P

(Article Credit: Greg Williams, Fall 2009 initiate, Delta Sigma Phi / Chapter in San Luis Obispo)


Poly P ScholarshipOne of the oldest traditions at the University is hiking to the “P”, located on Poly Mountain above campus. This symbol of pride for Poly students is one of the oldest hillside initials on the West Coast, dating to 1919.


In 1919, local high school students formed an “H” on Poly Mountain from large stones, and University students changed it to a “P”. In the early 1920’s, a 24 by 40 foot “P” with a stone perimeter and lime-filled interior was built. This version was later replaced with white-washed barn doors to form the college’s “Block P”.


Over time the “Block P” began to fall apart. In 1957 the men of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity took the initiative to enlarge and reconstruct the “P” out of concrete. With donated supplies from local businesses, Delta Sigma Phi designed and built the modern “Poly P”. The two black and white photos show 1957 construction. Throughout the Spring of 1957, and with transport assistance from Ag Engineering tractors, Delta Sigs labored through thousands of pounds of concrete and cinder blocks to complete this project. On May 3, 1957, the new 50 by 35 foot “Poly P” was unveiled to campus and community. The community responded positively to the new icon, thanking Delta Sigma Phi for their hard work and dedication.


The following article appeared in San Luis Obispo’s local newspaper, the Telegram Tribune, in commemoration of this achievement. Poly P Scholarship

Brotherhood Stories

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Brothers Gift Sports Court
July 2014

The six-man class of F’75 gifted half the cost of the chapter’s new sports court in the back yard. More...

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Chapter Exec Retreat
May 2014

A dozen incoming and outgoing undergrads plan the future of our chapter. More...

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Leadership Training Seminar
May 2014

90+ undergrads attended the ACB-sponsored leadership training with four speakers, including DSP Exec. Director Patrick Jesse. More...

Brotherhood Stories

University President Visits
May 2014

Unversity President Dr. Jeff Armstrong dines with our men for the second time as part of our EL Program. More...

Brotherhood Stories

The Sphinx
April 2014

Our chapter surprised returning alumni in April by unveiling a massive Sphinx. More...

Brotherhood Stories

Brothers Receive Award
March 2014

Alumni John “Si’mon” Kerr, S’58, and Noel “Bull” Shutt, F’69, receive a prestigious award. More...

Brotherhood Stories

The Chapter in San Luis Obispo Honors Delta Sig Alumnus
November 2013

F’83 De More...

Bond Eternal

Bond Eternal: Joel “Mole” Setaro (Pimentel), Spring ’72, known to many DSP eras, passed away August 25, 2010, at age 58. 39 brothers attended his services and a scholarship is founded in his name. More...

Fire Engine

In 2010, DSP’s 1929 American La France fire engine, owned since 1960, is getting alumni attention. More...

2009 Weekend Reunion

65 Delta Sigs and their wives or dates, from mostly the 1960’s, gathered on October 2-4, 2009, in SLO for a weekend reunion. More...

2009 Convention

The August 1, 2009, 3rd Annual DSP And Friends SF Giant’s Reunion attracted 67 Delta Sigs and guests and was a huge success! More...

2009 Convention

At Delta Sigma Phi’s National Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, July 22-25, 2009, the Active Chapter in San Luis Obispo and its Alumni Association receive top honors, an alumnus was elected to Grand Council, and the Active Chapter President won a leadership award. More...

July 2009 Cruise

13 Delta Sig couples from the ‘60’s and ‘70’s have an outstanding time on a July 2009 five day cruise from Long Beach to Catalina Island, Ensenada, and back. More...

Classic Racing

On February 21, 2009, Brother John “Si’mon” Kerr, S’58, aka “Big John”, past Chapter Supervisor and prime-mover in building 244 California, married Dian DeSha in Pasadena. Big John continues classic racing! More...

Jim Larson

In 2008 a W’72 the Chapter in San Luis Obispo initiate was appointed to an open seat on our National Grand Council. Brother Jim “Lurch” Larson, past Chapter President, will stand for election in July 2009, at our National Convention, to a four year term. More...

Ol' Guys Reunion

In July 2008 the second annual DSP Ol’ Guys Reunion was held - in San Diego. Hosted by Greg “Deuce” and Barb Piers, F’67, twenty-seven Yitbos couples enjoyed the Del Mar Race Track, sight-seeing, and a dinner-cruise on the Bay.

Bond Eternal

In March 2008 our Brother Joe “Tickles” Gomes, F’70, suddenly passed away. Several Brothers attended his memorial services in California and in Georgia. This article is still being developed - and you are invited to contribute.

Outstanding Alumni

In April 2008 ACB President Jonathan “Peabody” Monfort, F’81, was honored by the Active Chapter as the Outstanding Alumni of the year.

Ol' Guys Reunion

In October 2007 Chris “Yabut” Patterson, W’73, and wife Carol, hosted an Ol’ Guys Reunion weekend in Placerville, CA. Fourteen couples made the Cary House Hotel their base and sampled area wineries, restaurants, bars, and a golf course!

Giants

A 2007 active & recent grad reunion was held in SF at Deuce’s. At the BBQ, the doorbell would ring, the crowd excite, then roar a nickname! At the Giant’s game, someone would say, “Remember the time . . .” and laughter ensued. More...

Since Graduating – Where They Are Now

(Brothers: whether you’ve been out of the University for five or fifty-five years, you can post “where you are now”. Click Alumni News Mgr.)

The 1950’s:

Brother Ed Sauer, W’55, and wife are now full-time RV’ers and loving it. They can be reached at: efsauer@gmail.com.

The 1960’s:

Brother Ted “Fingers” Palmer, S’60, has built a modest second home in Tarpon Springs, Florida, along the water. He’s got a boat and loves to fish. His seasonal phone number there is 702-526-6322.


GiantsBrother Melvin Miller, S'60. Mary Ann and I have been married for 46 years and have lived in Upland 44 years. I’m retired from Southern California Edison. My hobbies active sports and hot rods. More...




GiantsBrother Mark “Deacon” Haselton, S'61. Spring 1961 Brother Mark “Deacon” Haselton, P.E., is the owner of Commercial Concrete Structures, Inc., in Georgia. The company provided advanced technology engineering and construction services. More...



Brother Cecil “Beany” Ross, F’64. After graduation, I went into the Air Force and served more than 25 years as a public affairs officer, retiring as a Colonel in 1993. More...


Brother Peter T. Foster, "Wacker", S'64. I’m retired. Since graduation, I have spent most time marrying and divorcing (3)....live in Indian Wells (Palm Springs), play lots of tennis and travel in the summer looking for women to buy houses for etc. Peter T. Foster; "Wacker"; '64; (760) 340-9205; ThePTFosterCo@Verizon.Net


Brother Ron "Lickety" Blickle, F'64. I am living in Fair Oaks, CA with my second wife, Bonnie (first wife was our Dream Girl in 1967). We have been married for 17 years. More (1964 Fall Ron Blickle.doc)


Brother Mark Gay, “Chop”, S'66. After Poly I graduated form Cal State Bakersfield in ‘77 in Adm. Crim. Justice. I spent 35 years as a regular & reserve Deputy Sheriff in Kern County. More...

The 1970’s:

Brother Pete “Cofu” Marmas, W’71, had surgery in 2007 for an oral tumor. He’s recovered well. He and wife Mary can be reached at: mmarmas@aol.com.


Brother Wayne “Dizzy” Kendrick, F’72, retired in February 2007 after a fine 32 year run with the same company. He spends his days volunteering, preparing plans for a new home in the Texas Hill Country, cooking, and riding motorcycles. His post-retirement email address is: whkendri@gmail.com.


Brother Chris “Yabut” Patterson, W’73. I retired at age 48 in 2000 due to a rare eye disease. I’ve continued my active involvement in our Alumni Association and many hobbies that may land me in a hospital. More...


Brother Rick “Bozo” Rengel, F’75. Architect firm owner, married DSP Little Sister Karen Petersen. They are divorced with two great kids. His B&B in Cayucos offers Yitbos rates. More...

The 1980’s:

Brother Bruce “Otter” Brenemen, F’80, received his BSME in 1983 and his MS in Applied Mechanics at UCSD in 1985. He’s the Chief Engineer at Toshiba America MRI-responsible for Toshiba's MRI superconducting magnet design and development. More...


Brother David “Tickler” French, F’80, currently works for a home builder, The Olson Company, as Regional President. Hobbies are basketball, golfing, fishing at Gull Lake, and anything with my family. More...


Brother Bill "Duke" Hassenzahl, S’85. I’m a partner in a structural engineering firm in Las Vegas. I’ve been married to Rene for 8 years and have three daughters (DONE). More...


Brother David Woodard, "ook", F’86. I obtained my MBA from Santa Clara University in 1999. I married my wife Lori in 1997. Our two children are Taylor and Zachary. More...

The 1990’s

(you’re up - send us where you are now, how to find you, & what’s up)

The 2000’s:

(you too – let your Brothers know where you are now)

Poly P Scholarship Information

“Supporting Leadership Development”


  • The first day to apply is Thursday, November 1, 2018

  • The last day to apply is Friday, December 7, 2018 by midnight




Scholarship Donors:

The “Poly P Scholarship” is funded by University's alumni of the student organization that built the modern Poly P in 1957: Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity.



Goal:

Our goal is to provide a $1,000 non-renewable, annual, scholarship to one deserving incoming male student and one deserving, incoming, female student.



Who Is Eligible:

All incoming students are eligible regardless of age or educational background. For example, applicants can enter directly from high school, or junior or community colleges, or transfer from a four-year institution, enter after military service, enter from the workforce, etc.



Selection Criteria:

The sole criteria will be merit and need. Collegiate student-club, fraternal or sorority affiliations at the University, unlikely by an entering student, are not part of the selection criteria. Merit must be based on accomplishments prior to starting course studies at the University.



Timing Of Award:

The scholarship winners (one man and one woman), and runners-up, are determined during the Fall-to-Winter Quarter break. The funds are made available early in Winter Quarter. The two winners (one man and one woman) must provide evidence of achieving at least a 3.0 GPA on 12 or more units during Fall Quarter to collect the award.



Application Process:

Applicants are asked to use the Poly P Scholarship application and submit it electronically to the review board no later than midnight, Friday, December 7, 2018. The application asks you to list those accomplishments you consider to show merit, any work experience, and your financial need. All the information you will need is in the following form.


Poly P Scholarship Application Form



Selection Process:

The two candidate pools, men and women, will be reduced to a quarter-final list, then a semi-finalist list, then a top 10 finalist list. Male alumni judges will review applications from young men, and women judges, primarily educators, will review applications from young women. The two scholarship administrators, Mr. and Mrs. Patterson, do not vote.



Academic Requirement:

The young man and young woman who each win the first-place award of $1,000 must subsequently complete a Fall Quarter course-load of at least 12 units at a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be eligible to receive the scholarship. Upon providing this evidence to the scholarship administrator, funds will be made available. If either first-place man or woman winner fails to meet this modest academic standard, runners-up will be contacted in the order of their finish.



Further Information:

Contact, preferably by email, the Scholarship’s Co-Founders:
Chris and Carol Patterson
cpatterson76@outlook.com and CarolWPatterson@ICloud.com
530-677-5590


It is essential that the subject-line in your email begin with: “Poly P Scholarship”



Photo Credit:

The color photo above in the Association’s letterhead is of a 1981 workday by the undergraduate brothers of Delta Sigma Phi to repair the “P”