Alpha Phi Foundation



Sally Hepler Memorial Scholarship

  • Open to: Undergraduate Students
  • Additional Criteria: Applicants must be studying Engineering or Science
Sally was initiated by the Sigma chapter at the University of Washington.
She was the Senior Class Secretary for the Class of 1952. Every member of her house covered the campus on roller skates to promote her campaign!

Sally enjoyed a lifelong career as a teacher. In the early years of her career she taught in Seattle. She also taught in Fairbanks, Alaska and Great Falls, Virginia.

She worked at Pearson Elementary in the North Kitsap School District from September of 1969 until her retirement in June of 1990. During this time she developed a curriculum unit with a fellow teacher on Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest. She had a keen interest in the history and culture of local tribes and shared this with her students. The S'Klallam tribe thanked her for her efforts in creating greater understanding of their cultural heritage by inviting her to be the guest of honor at a totem pole raising in the 1980's.

She was well liked as a teacher and was often visited for years on end by former students due to her authentic nature and kind heart.