Phi Kappa Phi Announces 2022 Literacy Grant Recipients

Alyssa Papa
Jun 22, 2022

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is excited to announce its 2022 Literacy Grant recipients. The grants of up to $2,500 were awarded to 13 Phi Kappa Phi members across the nation.

The Literacy Grant Program, established in 2003, is part of the Society’s robust portfolio of award and grant programs, which gives more than $1 million each year to outstanding students and members through study abroad grants, graduate fellowships, funding for post-baccalaureate development and member and chapter awards. Drawing from a multidisciplinary society of students and scholars from large and small institutions, the grants help fund projects ranging from traditional reading initiatives to those fostering learning in cultural, digital, health, historical literacy and beyond.

The 2022 recipients and their respective projects are:

  • Akintonde Abbas, Community Reading Initiative
  • Kathryn Accurso, REAL Talk! - A Teacher Book Club about Race, Education, and Language
  • Tia Agan, San Angelo Reads!
  • Libby Bischof, Welcoming New Mainers: Diverse Children's Books for Refugee Families in Maine
  • Jenny Havlovick, Speech-Language Pathology and Public School Literacy Collaboration
  • George E. Hendricks, Love of Literacy Project
  • Glenn Hutchinson, Exchange for Change: Writing Courses in South Florida Prisons
  • Lisa Jones-Moore, Mini Books to Guide Sixth Grade Novel Studies
  • Dilpreet Kaeley, Rx for Inclusive and Early Literacy
  • Elysia Lin, Empower HerStory: A Community Storytelling and Expressive Arts Workshop
  • Victor Mack, 100 Ways to Nutritional Literacy
  • Liberatus J. Rwebugisa, The Student Success Center Project: Helping Every Child Succeed Educationally
  • Allison Skiple, York Literacy Project

“Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to support these worthwhile and wide-ranging literacy programs. We celebrate the efforts of our members who identify needs in their communities and seek to make a difference in a variety of ways through these projects,” said Society Executive Director and CEO, Dr. Bradley R. Newcomer.

The winning literacy projects were selected for a grant based on a number of criteria including the project’s scope, student and community involvement, impact, duration and ability to achieve success.

To learn more about this year’s recipients and projects, please visit