The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi currently awards 54 Fellowships of $8,500 each, six at $20,000 each, and two at $35,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each active Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards.
Established in 1932, the Fellowship Program annually provides funding to first-year graduate students who are pursuing post-baccalaureate degrees across all academic disciplines. Endorsed by their local chapter, Phi Kappa Phi Fellows go on to study at some of the nation’s top graduate schools.
Dec. 15, 2022: Application portal opens
Late March/Early April 2023: Applicants must apply through their local chapter. Chapter deadlines vary, typically two weeks prior to the national deadline. Check with your chapter.
April 15, 2023: National deadline
Summer 2023: Recipients will be notified
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To apply for a Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship, you must:
Please note: Applicants who have successfully completed 10 or more graduate credits on or before April 15 are not eligible.
Selection is based on the applicant's promise of success in graduate or professional study, as evidenced by:
You may complete the application online and save the completed PDF. You'll then submit the application, official transcripts, test scores (if applicable), work sample, and two letters of recommendation to your local chapter by their deadline. Contact your chapter to verify their preferred means of submission. Your chapter president's email address may be found in the online Chapter Directory. Each chapter will select one applicant as its nominee for the competition.