Alpha Nu Omega

Official website of Alpha Nu Omega Fraternity at the University of Minnesota Duluth

Scholarship / Assistantship Programs of Alpha Nu Omega


The Alpha Nu Omega Alumni Association is organized primarily for education and scholarship purposes as provided for under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Alumni Association provides both scholarships and assistantships to active members of the fraternity. An endowment fund has been created to assist the organization with long term funding of these programs. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic success, fraternity participation (fraternity and campus/community service) and need. The emphasis of these selection criteria varies with each award program.

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The current awards are as follows:

  • The John L. Banks Memorial Scholarship
  • On March 29, 1966, John L. Banks died when his C-130 crashed in Vietnam. John exemplified the achievement of Alpha's objectives: academic success, active participation in the fraternity and other organizations and a strong personal allegiance to his brothers. Following his death, the Alumni Association named the "John L. Banks Memorial Scholarship" in his honor.
  • The Daryl B. Knodt Memorial Assistantship
  • In the years that followed, alumni became increasingly sensitive to the extra efforts of some Alphas who worked hard for the fraternity and were in need of financial assistance. This assistantship was added in 1978 with an emphasis on fraternity participation and need. The assistantship was named for Daryl Brooks Knodt, a very active and loyal member of Alpha who died in a car accident on December 21, 1968. Brooks was a former president of Alpha and beloved brother. His contributions to the fraternity have been memorialized by the establishment of the Daryl B. Knodt Memorial Assistantship.
  • The Warren F. Orrick Memorial Scholarship
  • During the 1960's, Alphas were often involved in many fraternity, school and community activities. One of the more active was Warren "Butch" Orrick. Always eager, Butch provided the motivation (and often the "place") for the next event. Butch died on July 14, 1990. In respect for Butch's high level of participation and academic success, the Warren F. Orrick Memorial Scholarship has been created.