Alpha Phi Foundation



Kristy Burgener Memorial Scholarship

  • Open to: Undergraduate Students
  • Chapter(s) Eligible: Beta Alpha (Illinois)
Kristen "Kristy" Burgener was initiated by the Beta Alpha chapter at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in November 1996.

Kristy was a junior looking forward to graduating from college in a little more than a year when she died from kidney cancer, just three weeks after her diagnosis. She faced her illness with optimism, showing compassion for those who worried about her.

The Kristy Burgener Memorial Scholarship was started by the Beta Alpha chapter in 1999 to keep alive the memory of Kristy - her love, enthusiasm, and wish to help others - in a lasting tribute. Each year this scholarship supports the educational goals of one of Kristy's Alpha Phi sisters.