Monday, March 13, 2017

Chapter How-to: Promoting Phi Kappa Phi Awards

Chapters play a critical role in the success of Phi Kappa Phi’s award programs. Because most information is often distributed at the chapter level, we rely on you to help us effectively promote these programs.

As you know, our award season is in full swing! Here are a few tips to help your chapter continue to promote and encourage participation in the various programs.

Ways to Promote
  • Place posters (pictured on right) in prominent areas throughout campus. Tip: Give a few posters to your institution’s Scholarship and Student Aid department for additional coverage.
  • Run an advertisement in your campus newspaper. Tip: Society Headquarters will reimburse up to $200 per fiscal year for advertisements. 
  • Host an informational meeting.
  • Publicize the awards on your chapter website and social media pages.
  • Conduct a workshop with interested applicants on how to apply. Tip: Consider recruiting a previous Phi Kappa Phi award winner from your chapter to speak at the meeting.
  • Send an e-newsletter.
  • Hand out fact sheets at a campus event.
  • Ask your chapter’s public relations officer or Communications Committee to help develop additional promotional materials. Tip: Highlight testimonials from previous award winners.

Important Dates

When planning events or chapter-related communications, keep these upcoming award deadlines in mind:
  • Literacy April 1 deadline
  • Love of Learning  April 1 deadline
  • Fellowship April 15 deadline (Note: Chapter applications are due at Headquarters on this date. Local deadline is determined by each chapter.)

Resources
Society Headquarters has created a variety of resources to assist chapters in promoting the application periods. Visit the Awards and Benefits section of the Chapter Toolkit to download fact sheets, posters, applications and more.

Looking for a quick snapshot of all the programs? Download this one-page fact sheet.

Questions?
If you have additional questions about the award and grant programs or application process, contact Awards Manager Kelli Partin at kpartin@phikappaphi.org or 800.804.9880, ext. 235.

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