Phi Kappa Phi today announced the recipients of its 2020 Fellowships. The fellowships, totaling $615,000, were awarded to 58 of the nation’s top scholars at institutions with an active chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.
Established in 1932, the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship has become the Society’s signature award, providing funding for the first year of graduate or professional study. This year’s program awarded 50 fellowships of $8,500, six $20,000 Marcus L. Urann Fellowships, named for the Society’s founder, and two awards at $35,000 each, the 1897 Fellowship and the Sherrill Carlson Fellowship.
“The Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship is the only one of our awards that requires the endorsement of an applicant’s chapter. We are proud to have the partnership of our chapters in identifying the gifted students whose applications are submitted to the Fellowship committee for review,” said Society Executive Director Dr. Mary Todd. “Since the establishment of the program, the Society has helped fund graduate education for more than 2500 Phi Kappa Phi Fellows, everyone an emerging scholar with a promising future.”
The 2020 class of fellows represents students from 58 colleges and universities across the nation. The recipients—drawn from all academic disciplines—are pursuing post-baccalaureate programs of study ranging from science and engineering to arts and humanities.
The selection process for a fellowship is based on the applicant’s evidence of graduate potential, undergraduate academic achievement, service and leadership experience, letters of recommendation, personal statement of educational perspective and career goals, and acceptance in an approved graduate or professional program.
Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships are part of the Society’s robust awards program, which gives nearly $1 million each year to outstanding members and students on chapter campuses through study abroad grants, dissertation fellowships, funding for post-baccalaureate development, member and chapter awards, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives.
To see the complete list of 2020 Phi Kappa Phi Fellows and learn more about the program, click here.