Alpha Tau Omega Alumni Association Memorial Scholarship (ATO)
The Zeta Theta chapter of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity was founded at Lamar University in 1957 by Elvis L. Mason, who in later years was presented with the Lamar University Distinguished Alumnus Award. The ATO chapter was active on campus for 53 years until the charter was pulled in 2010. At that time, the Alpha Tau Omega Alumni Association established the beginnings of a new and much improved Zeta Theta chapter, which was re-chartered in the fall of 2015. With the help of the ATO Alumni Association, the chapter has grown into the most dominant fraternity on the Lamar campus today. The chapter is made up of young men that understand the importance of leadership, philanthropy and brotherhood.
The Alumni Association of the Zeta Theta Chapter of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity is proud to fund an endowed scholarship in the name of two of our brothers that we miss every day, James “JK—Jimmy” Kimmey (Kinesiology, 1986) and William “Pete” Elliott (1974 Alumnus). The annually budgeted award will be divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. The fall semester scholarship will be known as the James Frederick Kimmey Memorial Award and the spring semester will be known as the Pete Elliott Memorial Award.
The recipients must be active and initiated members of the Lamar University Chapter of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and be in good standing with the University and both the fraternity’s Lamar and national chapters. The scholarship is open to all majors and class levels. Recipients must be enrolled full-time and maintain a 3.0 GPA.