Richard V. Clausing 1977 Scholarship

About Richard V. Clausing 1977

clausingRich was a graduate of the University of Illinois, Champaign. He worked for Arthur Andersen in Chicago. Later he worked as an executive of the May Corporation, where he became the CFO of Famous Barr. He then worked as the CFO of Lord & Taylor and later became the chairman. He also served as the CFO of Wickes Furniture.

Rich’s family and several fraternity brothers established this scholarship in his memory in 2010.  A Cubs Rooftop Outing provided much of the initial funding.


Undergraduate initiated member of the Gamma Zeta chapter of Alpha Tau Omega at the University of Illinois majoring in Accounting or Finance. If ever necessary, the Endowment may also be used during the re-colonizing or re-charting of the chapter.  Scholarship awards will be based on the following qualifications:

Majoring in accounting or finance field. If no appropriate candidates are available, the scholarship may be awarded to an individual matching the remaining criteria

  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Leadership Activities, as demonstrated through fraternity or extracurricular activities.

The scholarship application deadline is announced in September each year and scholarships are awarded in a ceremony at Homecoming. Gamma Zeta Undergraduate Master Scholarship Application  (note that you need only complete one application to be considered for all of the Gamma Zeta undergraduate scholarships which you are eligible)

Clausing Scholarship Winners
2010 – Steven Ogdon
2010 – Daniel Passarella
2011 – Steven Ogdon
2012 – Steven Ogdon
2013 – Samuel Less
2014 – Bret Williams
2015 – Matthew Stemper
2016 – Michael Abadir

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