The Gamma Boulé Foundation "Scholars Program"
The Gamma Boulé Foundation (GBF) provides college scholarships to academic high achieving African American males in Maryland. Since 2009 the foundation is operated by members of the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity's Baltimore chapter, which is called Gamma Boulé.
Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity is the first Greek-lettered society founded by and for African Americans. The fraternity was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 15, 1904 by a group of prominent African-American professionals consisting of medical doctors, lawyers and dentists.
Gamma Boulé (Baltimore’s member boulé) was established May 8, 1908. It was the third member boulé of the fraternity. The fraternity played an important role in many of the events that shaped the nation and the Baltimore region during the 20th century. However, the fraternity’s existence is not widely known. By choice, the fraternity has been discreet, avoiding public attention. However, in recent years the fraternity has moved to redouble its efforts to support worthy causes, contribute to solutions to social problems plaguing African American communities, and present a more public profile.
The scholarship does not accept applications. Instead we work in partnership with organizations such as the Ron Brown Scholar Program to identify deserving students. We also support the excellent work of Mentoring Male Teens in the Hood to fulfill it's mission to serve young boys, providing opportunities that change lives and create the productive citizens and leaders of tomorrow.