The Scholar Award recognizes professional excellence over the course of an academic career. The Artist Award recognizes professional excellence over the course of an artist's career. To that end, students are not eligible for these awards.
- The nominee must have been initiated by February 1, 2013.
- The nominee need not be affiliated with an academic institution.
- The nominee must be an active member with current dues paid as of February 1, 2018
- The nominee cannot be a sitting Phi Kappa Phi board member, regional vice president, member of the Scholar & Artist Award committee or Society employee.