Alpha Phi Foundation



Rachel G. Smylie Theta Scholarship

  • Open to: Undergraduate or Graduate Students
  • Chapter Eligible: Theta (Michigan)

Rachel was initiated into Theta chapter at the University of Michigan in fall of 2011. Curious, compassionate and caring, she was dedicated to the betterment of others in her community and across the globe. 

Rachel was killed in a car accident while studying abroad in South Africa her junior year. Passionate about making the world a better place, she spent her time there studying and volunteering at an HIV/AIDS clinic before tragedy struck. 

Her heartfelt spirit was an inspiration to many - a spirit the Theta chapter aims to carry on through the endowment of this scholarship. It will be awarded each year to an undergraduate or graduate member of Alpha Phi at the University of Michigan. 

With this scholarship, Rachel's memory will continue to foster the academic and personal development of caring and ambitious young Theta Alpha Phis.