Phi Kappa Phi is excited to announce its 2018 class of Fellows. The fellowships, totaling $345,000, were awarded to 57 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 first-year graduate or professional study. This year’s program awarded 51 fellowships of $5,000 and six $15,000 Marcus L. Urann Fellowships, named for the Society’s founder.
“The Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship, the Society’s first and now signature award, provides financial support to superior students beginning their graduate education. Endorsed by their local Phi Kappa Phi chapters, fellows go on to study at some of the nation’s finest graduate programs,” said Society Executive Director Dr. Mary Todd. “We are pleased to have offered this opportunity to emerging scholars for more than 85 years, and look forward to strengthening the program in the years to come.”
The 2018 class of fellows represent students from 57 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 award programs, which give $1.4 million each biennium to outstanding students and members through study abroad grants, graduate 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 2018 Phi Kappa Phi Fellows and learn more about the program, click here.