Well before Beau Biden, C’91, went on to an acclaimed career in public service, the history major from Delaware touched the lives of hundreds at Penn. To those who knew him as an undergraduate, it was his sharp intellect, compassionate heart, and remarkable knack for connecting with people—more than his recognizable name—that distinguished him.

In January, less than a year after Biden’s death from brain cancer, friends, fraternity brothers, and family gathered to celebrate Beau’s life and to launch the Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III Memorial Scholarship. Created by the brothers of the Tau Chapter of Psi Upsilon, where Biden was a much-loved and well–respected member, the scholarship marks Biden’s prodigious accomplishments as well as his highest aspirations.

The scholarship, which will provide financial support to an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences who is otherwise unable to meet the cost of a Penn education, will be awarded to a student with demonstrated commitment to serving others through civic engagement and leadership in public service.

“So many Castle brothers know firsthand the integrity, leadership, and profound capacity for kindness that defined Beau,” said fraternity brother and friend Christopher Carrera, C’88. “He leaves an enormous legacy; ensuring that it continues to inspire passionate young people who follow in his footsteps is a great honor for every one of us.”

To learn more about the scholarship and Beau’s legacy, and to contribute, please visit: http://bit.ly/BidenScholarship