Phi Kappa Phi today announced the recipients of a 2019 Love of Learning Award. The $500 awards were given to 200 Phi Kappa Phi members.
Love of Learning Awards are designed to help fund post-baccalaureate professional development for active Phi Kappa Phi members including graduate or professional studies, doctoral dissertations, continuing education, travel related to teaching and research, career development and more.
“Over its long history, the motto of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has been its north star -- let the love of learning rule humanity,” said Society Executive Director Dr. Mary Todd. “This award shares both the name and the spirit of the motto by providing funds for members to access learning opportunities in all corners of their professional careers.”
Established in 2007, the Love of Learning Program gives 200 awards annually in support of post-baccalaureate professional development. The selection process for a Love of Learning Award is based on the applicant’s academic achievement, campus and community service, intended use of award funds as it relates to academic and career goals, and a personal statement.
“I am honored to have been selected for the Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award,” said Madison Blonquist, recipient of a 2019 Love of Learning Award. “It is not only indicative of how I feel about my current educational endeavors, but a reminder of how I hope to strive to cultivate a passion for learning that will endure throughout my life.”
Since 1932, Phi Kappa Phi’s award programs have recognized members and students on its chapter campuses for outstanding academic achievement. In addition to the Love of Learning Program, Phi Kappa Phi awards graduate and dissertation fellowships, study abroad grants, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives. Nearly $1 million is awarded each year through programs that last year recognized more than 350 individuals.