Alpha Phi Foundation



Madge H. Lesher Memorial Scholarship

  • Open to: Either Graduate or Undergraduate Students
  • Chapter(s) Eligible: Beta Epsilon (Arizona)
Marguerite "Madge" was initiated by the Beta Epsilon chapter at the University of Arizona in May 1931 at the age of 41! Her children had started school and friends invited her to join Alpha Phi. From that moment on her loyalty and devotion to the Beta Epsilon chapter was the primary focus of her life, outside of her family.

She became known to the young women as Aunt Madge and offered a hand in many ways - rushing, tutoring, keeping the books and serving as chapter advisor for many years. Seeing the chapter grow and prosper and knowing so many wonderful young women pleased her.
Madge's children began this scholarship on the occasion of Beta Epsilon's 70th anniversary to honor her memory.