Phi Kappa Phi Announces Love of Learning Recipients

Hannah Breaux
Dec 12, 2018

Phi Kappa Phi today announced the Session B recipients of a 2018 Love of Learning Award. The $500 awards were given to 100 Phi Kappa Phi members across the nation.

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.

“What all Phi Kappa Phi members have in common is a love of learning, so it’s fitting that the Society enables learning in a variety of venues,” said Society Executive Director Dr. Mary Todd. “The Love of Learning Award does just that by supporting members at all stages 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.

“In accordance with its mission, ‘Let the love of learning rule humanity,’ Phi Kappa Phi strives to cultivate excellence of learning in our society, irrespective of the field of learning,” said Ananth Jillepalli, recipient of a 2018 Love of Learning Award. “I think such interdisciplinary efforts to further learning of humanity is the best part of Phi Kappa Phi.”

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.

For the complete list of Love of Learning recipients, click here. The application process for the 2019 Love of Learning Awards will open on December 15, 2018.