The Delta Tau Delta Rho Chapter Alumni Scholarships

Scholarship Information

In the Spring of 1998 over 20 Rho Delt Alumni led by Pete Stamer Class of 1961 and Bruce Boylan Class of 1963 joined forces to raise money towards what is now known as the Delta Tau Delta Rho Chapter Alumni Scholarship Fund. The principal balance in the scholarship fund is now in excess of $500,000. This balance funds 7 annual awards at a total of over $21,000 per year. To date over $220,000 has been awarded to undergraduate Delts to offset the cost of their education.

Awards are named based on the consensus of the committee, however, those Delt Alumni who donate $25,000 or more to the fund have the opportunity to name their award. The current list of awards is shown below.

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Lee Allan Dowches '91 Memorial Scholarship

Lee

The story of how we started the first scholarship is quite tragic, but important to tell. Lee Allan Dowches Class of 1991, was a Rho Delt who died in 1988 as a result of injuries sustained when the rung of an extension ladder on which he was standing broke as he was affixing letters to the rear of the Rho Chapter House. At that time, Lee's pledge class, fellow Delts and other Stevens IFC members assisted in raising money toward what would be known as the Lee Allan Dowches Memorial Scholarship.

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This scholarship is awarded to a brother-in-good-standing (first preference shall be given to a sophomore) who has exhibited devotion and unselfish spirit towards his peers.


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The Walter Stamer '64 Memorial Scholarship

Walter Stamer
Walter Stamer

Walter Stamer grew up in Sparta New Jersey and graduated from Newton High School. He earned a Mechanical Engineering Degree in 1964 and a Masters of Management Science from Stevens in 1970.

Walt was nicknamed the big “W” by his Delta Brothers based on his large size and his athletic ability. In addition to interscholastic and inter-fraternity sports he played varsity basketball and lacrosse. He was a part of the 1963-lacrosse team that won the Mid-Atlantic Conference Championship and was Co-Captain of the 1964 team. He scored 89 goals during his lacrosse career placing him fourth on the all time scoring list. After college he became an avid tennis player and won the North Carolina doubles championship five times in his respective age group. In 2010 Walt was inducted into the Stevens Athletics Hall of Fame.

Walt began his career with Union Carbide and rose through the ranks to become Director of Operations for Rhone-Poulenc at Research Triangle Park in North Carolina. Professionally, Walt was a registered professional engineer, and a member of the Society of Plastic Engineers. Walt Stamer represents the outstanding example of athletic and career accomplishment that is a part of the Stevens and Delta Tau Delta Tradition.

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This scholarship is awarded to a brother-in-good-standing who has participated in extracurricular activities and demonstrated leadership in working with others with a strong sense of fair play and good will.


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The Edward Dalton '60 Memorial Scholarship

Edward Dalton
Edward Dalton

While at Stevens, Edward Dalton, served in a wide range of leadership positions that led him being selected for Khoda, Gear and Triangle, Pi Delta Epsilon and the John Henry Newman Honorary Society. A Jersey City native, Ed attended Stevens on a General Motors Scholarship. As STUTE editor 1959-1960, he first protested, then ultimately accepted the demolition of the Stevens Castle. He memorialized its replacement by the Stevens Center with the STUTE's first color issue and an editorial entitled "The Proud Past Must Yield To An Even Prouder Future." The New York Collegiate Press Association recognized his efforts by naming him Editor of the Year in 1960.

When he was presented with the 1994 Stevens Honor Award, Ed's advice to his fellow alumni was simple "Dare to dream." Ed's dreams included completing an MS at Stevens in 1960 and a Harvard MBA in 1966. He then embarked on a 24-year career with New York Telephone.

Ed's most recognizable and lasting achievements evolved from his community service. He served as chairman of the Jersey City Planning Authority during the 1970's. Where others saw rotting piers, rusty railroad tracks, and abandoned factory buildings, Ed envisioned and fought for what we now know as Newport Center, Jersey City. It has become the paradigm for waterfront development throughout America.

As chairman of the Boys Club in the 1980's, Ed led an effort to replace its dilapidated clubhouse, transforming an abandoned coal bunker into contemporary facility that has received national recognition. It also introduced basketball to several youths who ultimately reached the NBA.

Although multiple sclerosis forced an end to his NYNEX career in 1990, Ed continued to teach in the Stevens telecommunications graduate program until 1994. Ed passed away in 2000.

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This scholarship is awarded to a brother-in-good-standing who has attained a Dean's List average for the prior two semesters and has exhibited leadership in student activities and/or honorary societies.


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The Ed Mullowney '65 Memorial Scholarship

Ed Mullowney
Ed Mullowney

Ed Mullowney, 1965, was captain of the 1965 lacrosse team, a varsity basketball player and defensive end on the Delt football team. He went into engineering upon graduation and then to Columbia Law School. He became one of the managing partners for one of the largest patent law firms. He served many years on the SIT Board of Trustees. He was always smiling and was a very giving person. He funded his scholarship in remembrance of the many brothers from his era that were the first in family to attend college, and had to work and take loans to get through school.

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This scholarship is awarded to a brother-in-good-standing who has the greatest accumulated debt and greater than a 2.0 Cumulative GPA.


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The Larry Babbio '66 Scholarship

Larry Babbio
Larry Babbio

Larry Babbio, 1966, was Honor Board Chairman while at SIT. Upon graduation, he went into the AT&T/Bell system and eventually became president of Verizon. He recently retired and is currently Chairman of the SIT Board of Trustees. He was instrumental in the complete renovation of the current Delt House. He funded (with matching contribution from Verizon) his scholarship for the brother with the highest GPA for the year.

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This scholarship is awarded to a brother-in-good-standing who has the highest cumulative GPA for the previous scholastic year.


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The David P. Bencze '70 Scholarship

David Bencze
David Bencze

Dave Bencze is currently retired after having spent 37 years with Colgate Palmolive Company. Graduating in 1970 with a BS Mechanical Engineering, he rose from Machine Designer, to lead the Supply Chain as Vice President in the Asian, Latin American, European and North American Divisions. Dave was one of six children, his father insisted on putting through college. When things got financially tight and Dave could no longer afford fraternity dues, the brotherhood voted to keep him an active brother in return for his doing multiple tasks for the House, kind of a Mr. Fix-it. He has created this Award in recognition of the support and kindness of the Delt Brotherhood.

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This scholarship is awarded to a Brother-in-good-standing who has performed activities demonstrating strong support to the Delt House. Of the eligible candidates, need (accumulated debt) shall be a determining factor.


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The Steve Cuff 1953 Calex Award

Photo of Steve Cuff

Steve, 1953, was, in his words, just one of the regular guys in the Delt House. He served for many years on the SIT Board of Trustees. He formed his own company (Calex) and funded his award for EE and ME majors.

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This scholarship is awarded to an Electrical or Mechanical Engineering major, considering need (debt) and scholarship (previous year's GPA), in that order.


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