Phi Kappa Phi will soon award a total of $615,000 to Fellowship recipients for 2020 – including 50 awards of $8,500 each, six at $20,000 each, and two at $35,000. The program provides funding to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study across all academic disciplines.
Applicants are invited to apply through their local chapter. Each active Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among the local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards.
Does the task seem daunting? Seth Flynn, a 2019 Fellowship recipient, offers a bit of advice. Despite his personal doubts, the advisers at his chapter provided encouragement and guidance. ”My advice to anyone wavering in their decision to send in an application is to absolutely give it a shot,” Flynn shared. “Writing the personal statement, showcasing a sample of my academic writing, and telling the story of my interest in geriatrics was a therapeutic introspective exercise that helped me articulate my personal convictions and professional goals. You owe it to yourself to apply for these awards!”
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