Maryland Alpha Scholarship Recipients


Greg Thornhill Whole Man Scholarship 2019

Greg is a junior at Maryland studying finance and math. He is from Long Island, New York, and interned this past summer at Broadridge Financial Solutions at home. He became treasurer of Phi Delta Theta last year. In his free time he likes to play basketball his friends. The EY/Manoff Award was awarded to him due to his exceptional performance in the introductory accounting course.





Guido Raponi Whole Man Scholarship 2019

Guido is currently a Junior at the University of Maryland. Elected on November 11th 2018, Guido is nearing the end of his term as President of the Maryland Alpha Chapter. He is currently studying Finance and International Business with hopes of pursuing a career in the financial sector. Guido was born in Milan, Italy and recently became a US citizen. He also enjoys playing basketball and soccer in his free time. This past summer he was awarded the Jack H. Deacon Scholarship which is given every year to an outstanding member at the Maryland Alpha Chapter.




Bob “Turtle” Smith Whole Man Scholarship 2016-2017

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For the 2016-2017 academic year, GiWoong (Ethan) Sim was the recipient of the Bob “Turtle” Smith Whole Man Scholarship. An Annapolis native, GiWoong is a member of the Maryland Alpha (Maryland) chapter of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He is majoring in accounting and finance and has an impressive grade point average of 3.55.

Not only does he excel academically, but also in his chapter. He was the Pledge Class President, and created a positive experience for his fellow Phikeia. He was also recently elected to his second term as Chapter Treasurer. When asked what Robert Morrison’s philosophy “To do what ought to be done, but would not have been done unless I did it, I thought to be my duty” meant to him he replied, “I believe that Morrison’s philosophy not only encourages an individual to demonstrate initiative, but also to deliver its lessons to those around you. I must feel it as my duty to encourage others not to be a bystander, and work with one another to build a better community‚Ķ Leadership is not about showing your power or dominance, but to lead your people in the right direction to achieve both [group] and individual goals.”

Congratulations GiWoong on receiving a Whole Man Scholarship! Your hard work and dedication to the fraternity do not go unnoticed.