Monday, August 29, 2016

Apply Now: Study Abroad Grants and Love of Learning Awards

Takami Kowalski, 2016 Study Abroad Recipient (Session A)
Applications are currently being accepted for Session B of the Study Abroad Grant and Love of Learning Award programs. Learn more about each program including how to apply and the upcoming deadlines:

Study Abroad Grants
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Twenty-five $1,000 grants will be awarded during Session B. The deadline to apply is September 15.

Love of Learning Awards
Love of Learning Awards help fund post-baccalaureate studies and career development for active Phi Kappa Phi members to include, but not be limited to, graduate or professional studies, doctoral dissertations, continuing education, career development and travel related to teaching/studies. Eighty awards, at $500 each, will be distributed during Session B. The deadline to apply is October 1.
If you have questions, please contact Kelli Partin, awards manager, at kpartin@phikappaphi.org.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Call for Volunteers

Every biennium, Phi Kappa Phi depends upon the good work of more than 100 volunteers to serve on as many as 12 national committees. Most committees are made up of five individuals, including the chair, who represent the diversity of Society membership.

Committee work usually involves conference calls and in some cases a meeting in Baton Rouge. All travel expenses are paid for by the Society (according to its travel expense policy), and meetings are kept to a minimum for the sake of efficiency.

This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved on a national level with Phi Kappa Phi and to network with colleagues from around the country.

Click here to review the list of committees and descriptions of their work.

Members must be active (dues-current) to serve on a committee and have been a member of Phi Kappa Phi for at least five years (initiated in 2011 or earlier). The deadline for submissions is Sept. 10.

Click here to submit the Committee Service Volunteer Form.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Phi Kappa Phi Increases Number of Awards

Beginning with the 2016-2018 biennium, three Phi Kappa Phi award programs will offer an increased number of available awards totaling $125,000.

Dissertation Fellowships
The Dissertation Fellowship Program, introduced in 2014, will now offer 10 Dissertation Fellowships at $10,000 each. Up from two Fellowships each year, the Dissertation Fellowship Program supports doctoral candidates who are completing their dissertations. The application period opens October 1.

Love of Learning Awards
The Love of Learning Program will now offer 200 awards at $500 each. The increase in awards, up from 160, will go into effect with Session A on December 15. Session B of the program is currently open and will close October 1. Love of Learning Awards help fund post-baccalaureate studies and career development for active members including graduate or professional studies, doctoral dissertations, continuing education, career development and travel related to teaching/studies. One hundred awards will be distributed during each session.

Study Abroad Grants
The Study Abroad Program will now offer 75 awards at $1,000 each. Up from 50 grants each year, the Study Abroad Program supports undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty awards will be offered during Session A and 25 grants will be offered during Session B. Applications are currently being accepted for Session B. The deadline to apply is September 15.

If you have questions about these changes or any of the Phi Kappa Phi award programs, please contact Kelli Partin at kpartin@phikappaphi.org.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Phi Kappa Phi Installs Chapter 336 at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will install its 336th chapter at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico today, August 19. Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.

The installation of the PCUPR chapter comes after a thorough chartering process and approval from the Society’s board of directors. To be eligible, an institution must be a regionally accredited four-year college or university with an established reputation of excellence and an expressed commitment to upholding the values of the Society.

“Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to welcome the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico to its growing community of scholars,” said Society Executive Director Dr. Mary Todd. “The university’s commitment to excellence is reflected in its philosophy, ‘Knowledge to serve,’ and in the emphasis it places on entrepreneurship and international experience for its students.”

Officers elected by the chartering group to serve the newly installed chapter include President José Caraballo-Ríos, President-elect José Frontera, Secretary Monica Arroyo, Treasurer Maria De Los A. Muniz, Awards & Grants Coordinator Haydeé Morales Rodríguez, and Member-at-Large Liza M. Riestra Carrión.

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 under the leadership of Marcus L. Urann who had a desire to create a different kind of honor society—one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines. Today, the Society has chapters on more than 300 campuses in the United States and the Philippines and inducts approximately 30,000 new members each year. Membership is by invitation only to the top 7.5 percent of second-term juniors and the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students, along with faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

2016-2018 Council of Students Selected

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi recently selected its 2016-2018 Council of Students. The Council, comprised of five student vice presidents from chapters across the nation, will serve as the student engagement committee for the Society.

Established in 2007, the Council is tasked with enhancing communication with student vice presidents, planning and hosting a student leadership conference, interacting with student vice presidents in the Society’s five regions, among other tasks.

Congratulations and welcome to the new Council of Students!

2016-2018 Council of Students


Elyse Davis
University of Missouri–Kansas City

Matthew J. Leverich
Nazareth College

Amreen Mughal
North Dakota State University

Ana Lu Ramirez
Texas A&M International University

Brandon T. Schmidt
Cameron University

To contact representatives from the Council of Students, email councilofstudents@phikappaphi.org.

Friday, August 12, 2016

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Questions? Contact Jamie Chapman, member engagement director, at jchapman@phikappaphi.org.