Love of Learning Feature – Liberatus J. Rwebugisa

Blair Burrell
May 9, 2023

Phi Kappa Phi is proud to highlight Liberatus J. Rwebugisa from University of Nevada, Reno. Rwebugisa was a 2022 Love of Learning Award recipient.

Phi Kappa Phi’s Love of Learning Awards are designed to help fund post-baccalaureate professional development for active Phi Kappa Phi members to include (but not be limited to): graduate or professional studies, doctoral dissertations, continuing education, career development, travel related to teaching/research/learning, etc. Two hundred awards, at $1,000 each are distributed each year.

Rwebugisa, Co-Founder & CEO (volunteer) at Advocacy for Tanzania Sustainable Development used the funds to publish a book. The book’s purpose is to help Tanzanian students and other learners build a strong Swahili-English linguistic foundation for their academic success.

Rwebugisa stated, “Phi Kappa Phi has held my hand since my initiation in 2016. I cannot find the proper words with which to explain how profound the PKP support has been to me and my professional and career aspirations. I am truly grateful.”

The Love of Learning Awards, established in 2007, is part of the Society’s robust portfolio of award and grant programs, which gives $1.3 million annually to qualifying students and members through graduate and dissertation fellowships, undergraduate study abroad grants, member and chapter awards, and grants for local, national, and international literacy initiatives.

The deadline to apply for a Love of Learning Award Friday, June 30. For more information, visit or contact Kelli Partin at