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Robert Taibi Memorial Scholarship

Benefiting the Alpha Xi Chapter at St. John's University


 Robert TaibiRobert Taibi grew up in New York and attended St. John’s University in the mid-1990s. In October of 1999, he joined the Alpha Xi Chapter there and became instrumental in its rechartering. Today, he is considered the first refounding father of the St. John’s Pi Kappa Phi Chapter.

While an undergraduate member of Pi Kappa Phi, Brother Taibi held various leadership roles within his chapter and participated in many programs (such as the R.O.T.C.) within his campus community. Most of all, however, he served as a mentor and great friend to all who knew him, upholding the values of Pi Kappa Phi to their fullest and representing what true brotherhood means.

After graduation in 2001, Brother Taibi joined the United States Army and became a 2nd Lieutenant. Unfortunately, he joined Chapter Eternal in February of 2002, but his legacy within Pi Kappa Phi and to all who knew him still remains today. 


The Robert Taibi Memorial Scholarship recognizes one member of the Alpha Xi (St. John’s/Brooklyn Polytechnic) Chapter each spring and fall with a $2,000 grant.

To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be an initiated member of the Alpha Xi (St. John’s) Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity
  • Be enrolled as a fulltime student at St. John’s University
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Be up-to-date on all financial commitments and obligations to the Alpha Xi Chapter
  • Complete the entire application

Previous Recipients

Spring 2017
Antonio Perciavalle

Fall 2016
Samuel Marbella

Spring 2016
Thom Lamson

Fall 2015
Ricky Mayer

Spring 2015
Sam Esposito

Fall 2014
Daniel Wall