PHI KAPPA PHI GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS
For Support of First-Year Graduate or Professional Study
Fellowship Awards for Graduate Study
Fellowships in support of first-year graduate or
professional study, normally undertaken within a year following receipt
of the baccalaureate degree, are awarded by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa
The number of Fellowships to be awarded annually
is determined by the Board of Directors in accord with the funds available.
Normally, 60 Fellowships are awarded each year. Awardees may accept
Fellowships with the full $5,000 stipend, a reduced stipend--adjusted on
the basis of other financial support, a $2000 Award of Excellence, or without
The Fellowships are awarded and administered in
accordance with the following policies:
Recipients must be active members of Phi Kappa Phi
on the date the awards are made. Applications will be accepted from
individuals selected for membership but not yet initiated.
Applicants must have applied to enroll
as a candidate for an advanced degree in a graduate or professional school,
preferably in an American college or university. Students registering
in a professional school such as law, medicine, or engineering as well
as individuals pursuing academic programs in fine, applied, and performing
arts are eligible. In general, preference will be given to candidates
with a definite purpose of pursuing a doctorate or other advanced professional
The awards are intended for the support of students
undertaking first-year graduate study within 12 months of receipt of the
baccalaureate degree. However, persons of any age having delayed
graduate study for a year or more may compete through the chapter of their
initiation or chapter of current membership for consideration as the chapter
nominee as described below.
Applications must be filed
with the Chairman of the Graduate Fellowship Committee (Prof. Terry Brink) by
the established deadline (normally early in February) on special forms available from the Committee
Chairman or downloaded from the national PKP Website.
Annually each Chapter may select, in a manner to
be determined by the Chapter, from among eligible applicants the one applicant
deemed most worthy of a Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship during the following
academic year. The Chapter's Graduate Fellowship Chairman
will then forward the one application along with supporting information
in quintuplicate (4 copies in addition to the original) to reach the National
Office on or before March 1.
Upon recommendation of the Fellowship Committee,
the Board of Directors of the Society shall award the Fellowships to the
applicants selected. In addition to scholastic achievement and test
scores, primary consideration is given to the applicant's promise of success
in graduate or professional work, experience, (including academic, civic
service and leadership outside of the classroom), evaluation by instructors,
and expression of study and career goals.
Awards are announced by the National Office about
April 1 each year.
It is expected that a person accepting a Phi Kappa
Phi Graduate Fellowship with full or partial stipend will devote full time
to graduate study. Awardees desiring to accept other remunerative
scholarships, assistantships, or fellowships with or without additional
duties (except for waiver of tuition and/or fees) must obtain prior approval
of the Society.
The Fellowship stipends shall be paid in equal
installments upon completion of registration for each semester or quarter.
An official statement from the Dean or other responsible officer of the
institution attended should be sent to the National Office of the Society
certifying that the holder of the Fellowship has become duly registered
as a candidate for an advanced degree. As this is an outright award,
no work or other return is required by the Society. At the completion
of the Fellowship year, the holder of each Fellowship will send a summary
report of accomplishment to the National Office.
The Fellowship Committee of the Society shall
have power to declare any Fellowship vacant at any time whenever in its
judgment the holder is not devoting proper attention to the work for which
the Fellowship was awarded.
The Award of Excellence was established to recognize
outstanding applicants not offered Fellowships. Normally 40 Awards,
with stipends of $2000 each, are presented annually to these applicants.
Link to more information about the Graduate
Fellowships from the national office.
LHU CANDIDATES FOR NATIONAL PKP GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP:
||2009--J. Luke Pryor
National Winner of Award of Excellence for $2000
National Winner of Award of Excellence
National Winner of Graduate Fellowship
|2001--Sara J. Smith
||1999--Mandy L. Maneval
National Winner of Graduate Fellowship
|1998--Manda J. Williamson
National Winner of Award of
Excellence for $1000
||1996--Marzanna A. Ratajczak
|1995--Derek J. Baker
||1994--Ann M. Kota
|1992--Catherine A. Stepanski
||1991--Cori Jo Simcox
|1989--Rachel L. Kelly
||1985--Vicki Sue Hirsch
||1983--Jocelyn Hartley Winner
|1982--Paul E. Silvey
||1981--David R. Martin
|1979--Tomothy B. Noone
||1978--Patricia M. Buchanan