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  • Applicants must apply through their local chapter. Chapter deadlines vary, typically two weeks prior to the national deadline. Check with your chapter. 
  • Complete the application online and submit along with supplemental materials to your local chapter by their deadline. 
  • National Deadline - April 15, 2019 (opens Dec. 15, 2018)
  • 2018 Application Instructions
  • Letter of Recommendation Request Form
  • Apply Online 

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The Award

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi currently awards fifty Fellowships of $8,500 each, six at $20,000 each, and two at $35,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each active Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards.


To apply for a Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship, you must:

  • Be an active member of Phi Kappa Phi (annual dues paid by April 15 of the current year) or have accepted membership by June 30 of the year in which you are applying. Applications will be accepted from individuals selected for membership but not yet initiated; see the application form for details.
  • Have applied to enroll as a full-time student in a post-baccalaureate program of study for the current academic year. Accredited international institutions are acceptable.

Please note:

  • International students are eligible.
  • Students registering in all professional and graduate fields are eligible.
  • Applicants should not hold other graduate degrees; this should be their first graduate program.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed 10 or more graduate credits on or before April 15 are not eligible.
  • Winners may defer for up to two years, pending approval.

Application Process

You may complete the application online and print it out. You'll then submit the application, official transcripts, test scores (if applicable), work sample (2,500 words), and two letters of recommendation to your local chapter by their deadline. Your chapter's address may be found on the online Chapter Directory. Each chapter will select one applicant as its nominee for the competition.

Selection is based on the applicant's promise of success in graduate or professional study, as evidenced by:

  • Academic achievement, including transcripts, honors and awards, relevant research experience, standardized test scores, and samples of creative work
  • Service and leadership experience, on and off campus
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement and career goals
  • Work Sample
  • Acceptance at an approved graduate or professional program 

All Fellowship recipients will be announced no later than June 15. 


The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi