Alpha Phi Foundation



Carol Klink Claussen Scholarship

  • Open to: Either Graduate or Undergraduate StudentsCarol Klink Claussen.JPG
  • Chapter(s) Eligible: Epsilon Gamma (Sacramento State), Epsilon Rho (UC/Davis), Theta Upsilon (CSU/Chico), Iota Gamma (University of the Pacific)
Carol was initiated by the Kappa chapter of Alpha Phi at Stanford University in January of 1922. After college, family life took Carol to Sacramento where she helped develop the Sacramento Area Alumnae Chapter.

Carol produced children's radio programs, worked at a Well Baby Clinic and taught Sunday school. She helped the Girl Scouts of America begin in Sacramento, leading the second Girl Scout troop in Sacramento for several years. Later, she served on the Girl Scouts board of directors. During this time, she remained active in the Sacramento alumnae chapter, serving in most officer positions and opening her home for meetings, parties and philanthropy events.

In the 1950s, Carol returned to college, attending CSU/Sacramento for a teaching credential and became a substitute teacher. When Epsilon Gamma (CSU/Sacramento) was established in 1968, she served on its first house corporation board. She served as the first chapter advisor for Epsilon Rho (UC/Davis) after its formation in 1974. Carol added Epsilon Gamma chapter advisor, district governor and service on the national nominating committee to her volunteer activities as well.

A dedicated volunteer, she gave much of herself to the people and projects she loved. Alpha Phi was a constant part of her life as evident in her 81 years of sisterhood.