Kline Family Community Service Scholarship

"Putting the needs of others ahead of selfish gains."
from the Pledging Ceremony of Alpha Phi Omega



Who are the Klines?

The Scholarship honors Ernest, Kenneth and Nancy Kline - three family members affiliated with the University of Connecticut and its Alpha Phi Omega Chapter. The Kline Family has a long history of serving the community through its affiliation with Alpha Phi Omega. Dr. Ernest Kline, a Chemistry Professor at UCONN from 1929 to 1971, was a Charter Advisor to the chapter at its inception in 1947 and served until his retirement. His son Kenneth (B.S. 1956) became a Brother in 1952, serving the chapter as President and subsequently Advisor from 1961-1997. Dr. Nancy Mattoon Kline, Kenneth's wife and a UCONN librarian from 1968-1997, became an Honorary Brother of Alpha Phi Omega in 1984.
A Brief History of  

Alpha Phi Omega was founded at Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania in 1925. Alpha Phi Omega was different from other Greek organizations because its ideals are based in the Boy Scout Oath an Law and four areas of service - to the community, school, nation and fraternity.

In 1947, Alpha Phi Omega granted a charter to the University of Connecticut and the Delta Sigma chapter was formed. In the late seventies, the National Office allowed the individual chapters to determine if women were to be initiated as Brothers. The chapter at UConn became co-ed in 1978. For the last two decades college men and women have been working side by side to further the ideals of Alpha Phi Omega.

Students interested in joining Alpha Phi Omega enter into a training phase called the pledge period. During this time the pledge learns about the ideals and traditions of Alpha Phi Omega and the chapter evaluates the pledge. Alpha Phi Omega has always had a strict no hazing policy.

The UConn chapter is involved in numerous service projects throughout the year. Brothers volunteer their time at campus Blood Drives, visit area nursing homes and retirement complexes, organize food drives and campus clean-up days.

The most well known service that Alpha Phi Omega provides the campus is the ownership, care and training of the University's live Husky mascot, Jonathan XIII. Although the University has had a live mascot for decades, it was not until 1970 that Alpha Phi Omega volunteered to assume the care and costs for the mascot. Brothers arrange for his veterinary care and groomings and arrange for all his public appearances at various sporting and University events.

Please use the link below to the National APO web page for the offical history of the Fraternity.

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                Donations

Family, friends and alumni can send checks made payable to The University of Connecticut with Kline Scholarship noted in the memo line, to:

        Kline Scholarship
        c/o Boyan, Balskus and Foran, LLC
        62 Hyde Ave
        Vernon, CT 06066

Donations are tax deductable since the University is a 501.C.3 qualifying charity. Questions should be directed to your personal tax advisor.

E-mail the Scholarship Board of Directors for more information.

About the Scholarship

The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from an accredited high school from the State of Connecticut who also has been accepted and will attend the University of Connecticut. The student must have a demonstrated record of community service.

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted by April 30 of your graduation year. Please submit all materials to:

There are now two ways to submit applications

Mail Traditional Paper

Kline Scholarship
c/o Boyan, Balskus
and Foran, LLC
62 Hyde Ave
Vernon, CT 06066

Online Form

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NOTE: the online form is not optimized for phones. For best results, please use a computer.

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The application period for 2016-2017 school year will open in March 2017.
For the 2016-2017 scholarship cycle, the application is identical to the 2015-2016 application.

Applications are available on this site or from your guidance office and may be photocopied or reproduced as necessary.

At least one scholarship of at least $250 will be awarded every year. The scholarship will be applied directly to the student's fee bill at the University of Connecticut.

The recipient(s) will be determined by the Board of Directors. All decisions are final.


Hints

  • At least one reference should be from someone who is familiar with your community service activities.
  • If your references are sending their letters under separate covers, ensure they arrive before the due date.
  • Define all acronyms.
  • Ensure your essay answers the question posed.
  • Utilize the spell check feature of your word processing software.

Statistics

1998
Two Awards   $250 each
$500 total

1999
Two Awards   $300 each
$600 total

2000
One Award   $600 each
$600 total

2001
Three Awards   $500 each
Two Awards   $100 each
$1,700 total

2002
Three Awards   $500 each
Four Awards   $250 each
$2,500 total

2003
Two Awards   $750 each
Four Awards   $250 each
$2,500 total

2004
Two Awards   $600 each
Two Awards   $400 each
$2,000 total

2005
Two Awards   $750 each
One Award   $500
$2,000 total

2006
One Award   $1,000
Two Awards   $750 each
$2,500 total

2007
One Award   $1,000
Two Awards   $750 each
$2,500 total

2008
Two Awards   $750 each
$1,500 total

2009
Three Awards   $500 each
$1,500 total

2010
Four Awards   $500 each
$2,000 total

2011
Three Awards   $500 each
$1,500 total

2012
One Award   $600
Four Awards   $400 each
$2,200 total

2013
Two Awards   $500 each
Two Awards   $250 each
$1,500 total

2014
One Award   $500
Two Awards   $250 each
$1,000 total

2015
Three Awards   $500 each
$1,500 total

2016
One Award   $750
One Award   $250
$1,000 total

2017
One Award   $750
One Award   $500
One Award   $250
$1,500 total

68 awards totaling $32,600


Questions or comments about this site or the scholarship can be e-mailed to the Scholarship Board of Directors

The Kline Family Community Service Scholarship does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

This site is not affiliated with the University of Connecticut, the National Office of Alpha Phi Omega or the Delta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega.

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