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UC Sigma Xi Chapter Funds at the University of Cincinnati Foundation

I wish to direct my gift to:

UC Sigma Xi Chapter Program Fund

Once on the UC Foundation site select from the drop down box for 'Area of Support' select "Other" and type "Sigma Xi Endowment (R200666)" in the 'Enter Designation Here' field.  Finally, scroll to the very bottom of the page and complete the remaining information to complete your donation. Contributions to this fund help support our awards.

Sigma Xi Program Fund:

The Sigma Xi Fund was established in 2010, on the 85th anniversary year of the UC Sigma Xi Chapter Charter, to provide an opportunity for new donor’s gifts and endowments in support of the mission, activities, programs and events hosted and sponsored by the University of Cincinnati Sigma Xi Chapter. The UC Sigma Xi Program Fund will be used to strengthen, showcase and nurture UC’s science and engineering community of students, scholars, educators, faculty, and supporters through sponsorship of notable visiting and residential scholars that illustrate and exemplify trans-disciplinary thinking and practice that depends on deep expertise in disciplinary science and engineering. These events will be open to the UC and Greater Cincinnati communities so that the knowledge, ideas and information can serve the broadest audience possible and expand science and engineering literacy among the citizens of Greater Cincinnati and the members of the University of Cincinnati community of scholars.

Awards and Scholarships Fund:

Awards are funded through an initial endowment from the Estate of Violet M. Diller, Sigma Xi Endowment, the Office of the Vice President of Research and Graduate School. Awards include:

  1. UC Young Investigator of the Year
  2. UC Undergraduate and Graduate STEM Research Scholarships (Grants in aid of research)
  3. STEM Excellence in Outreach

Benefactor Note: Dr. Diller was an advocate for women in the sciences, and served as treasurer of UC Sigma XI from 1955-1979, and was the first UC faculty member (physics) on the National Sigma Xi executive Board from 1971-1975. Dr. Diller died at age 83 ion February 13, 1989.