A Reason “Tue” Give

Nov 12, 2019

Giving Tuesday is a few weeks away! On Dec. 3, Phi Kappa Phi will join communities, charities, businesses and individuals around the world to celebrate a global day of philanthropy dedicated to giving back.

Gifts made to the Phi Kappa Phi Foundation on Giving Tuesday will support the Society’s award programs, which give nearly $1 million each year to deserving students and members. These programs—made possible by supporters like you—help students realize their educational and career goals, from study abroad to graduate school to lifelong learning.

Want to know firsthand how your donations can make a difference? Read these testimonials from Phi Kappa Phi award recipients:

Vinit Shanbhag“Phi Kappa Phi encourages students to apply for many different kinds of awards for professional and career development activities. I really encourage students to avail this opportunity. I am very thankful to the organization in supporting me during this critical period of my thesis writing.” – Vinit C. Shanbhag, Dissertation Fellow

Sarah Waldvogel“I am grateful for the support of Phi Kappa Phi as I enter the next eight years of my professional training. The fellowship will help me pursue my goal of becoming a physician scientist through the Baylor College of Medicine Medical Scientist Training Program. Although I believe that the combination of the M.D. and the Ph.D. will provide me with the training I need to become a practicing oncologist and a cancer researcher, the length of training can create a financial burden that the fellowship will help relieve.” – Sarah Waldvogel, Marcus L. Urann Fellow

Ragan Ketrow“I am incredibly grateful for this generous award from Phi Kappa Phi that will enable me to take even more advantage of my study abroad experience by providing me the chance to travel as I work on my research for my thesis through the Croft Institute for International Studies at the University of Mississippi. Study abroad is such a fantastic and enriching academic experience, and this grant will enable me to leave no stone unturned during my time abroad.” –  Ragan Ketrow, Study Abroad Grant Recipient

Babajide Ojo“Phi Kappa Phi graciously provided support funds for my travel to the Annual Nutrition Science Meeting in Boston via the Love of Learning award. I am especially grateful for this career development opportunity as I will be able to share my research, learn from others, and network with other students and professionals in my field.” – Babajide A. Ojo, Love of Learning Award Recipient

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