Apply Now! 2021 Phi Kappa Phi Awards

Marla Elsea
Dec 15, 2020

Phi Kappa Phi is accepting applications for its 2021 awards program including Fellowships, Literacy Grants and Love of Learning Awards. These awards provide funding for graduate study, continuing education, professional development, and local, national and international literacy initiatives.

Since 1932, Phi Kappa Phi’s awards program has recognized members and students on its chapter campuses for outstanding academic achievement. Each year $1 million is awarded through programs that last year recognized 375 individuals.

Programs accepting applications include:

  • Fellowships: A total of 58 fellowships are available to members entering their first year of graduate or professional study – Two Fellowships at $35,000 each, six at $20,000 each, and 50 at $8,500. Application deadlines vary, so contact your local chapter for more information.
  • Literacy Grants: Grants of up to $2,500 are available to Phi Kappa Phi chapters and individual members seeking funding for literacy initiatives. The deadline to apply is April 1. 2021.
  • Love of Learning Awards: 200 awards, at $500 each, are available to help fund post-baccalaureate studies and professional development for active members. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2021.
  • Study Abroad Grants: 75 grants of $1,000 each will be awarded to both members and non-members studying abroad. The program is currently suspended due to COVID-19 and will open when travel restrictions are lifted. Check back for updated open/deadline dates.

"The Love of Learning Award has accelerated my research timeline by at least six months. Having the funds to field a survey quicker than anticipated will pay dividends in the quality of research conducted," said Tristan Hightower, a 2020 Phi Kappa Phi award recipient.

For more information including eligibility requirements and application instructions, please visit