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Fellowship - Resources

To apply for a Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship, you must:

  • Be an active member of Phi Kappa Phi (annual dues paid by April 15 of the current year) or have accepted membership by June 30 of the year in which you are applying. Applications will be accepted from individuals selected for membership but not yet initiated; see the application form for details.
  • Have applied to enroll as a full-time student in a post-baccalaureate program of study for the current academic year. Accredited international institutions are acceptable.
  • Not be a sitting Phi Kappa Phi board member, divisional vice president, member of the Fellowship Award committee or Society employee at the time of application or announcement.

Please note:

  • International students are eligible.
  • Students registering in all professional and graduate fields are eligible.
  • Applicants should not hold other graduate degrees; this should be their first graduate program.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed 10 or more graduate credits on or before April 15 are not eligible.
  • Credits enrolled but not yet earned at the application deadline are not considered part of the 9 hour limit.
  • Graduate hours earned through dual-enrollment programs will not be counted towards the 9 hour limit if those credits are applied to the undergraduate degree. 
  • Winners may defer for up to two years, pending approval.

Call the national office at 800-804-9880 or email at

In addition to being a member, you may apply at anytime after receiving your bachelor's degree, as long as you have not earned 10+ hours of graduate credits. 

The deadline to apply at your local chapter may vary. Please check with a chapter officer. To find a list of the officers at your chapter, click here

Please complete the application online and save the completed PDF. You'll then submit the application, official transcripts, work sample, and two letters of recommendation to your local chapter by their deadline.

You must include the following:

  • application (complete online and download)

  • official transcript(s)

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Work sample. Provide a sample of your best academic writing (2,500 words). Do not submit work by multiple authors. 

    • If in the arts, a creative work sample may be provided in lieu of a writing sample (no more than five pages or five minutes of audio/visual).  

*Note that all applications will be subjected to AI screening.

Applications must arrive at your local Phi Kappa Phi chapter by the date they have set. The local chapter will select a nominee to compete in the national competition. Contact your chapter to verify their preferred means of submission. Your chapter president's email address may be found in the online Chapter Directory

You must apply at the institution where you were inducted. See the Chapter Directory for contact information. 

Chapters are notified by June 15 and given one week to notify their nominee. Notifications are then sent directly to all applicants. 

You will receive your award when you and the registrar have fully completed the Certificate of Registration, and it has been received by the national office no earlier than July 1 of the year in which you are applying. 

Funds will be disbursed directly to the recipient via direct deposit after completing a Certificate of Registration.

Funds are disbursed directly to the Fellowship recipient.

Award recipients are required to submit a W-9 to the Society.  Based on this award type and eligibility criteria, the Society will not issue a 1099-MISC to the recipient.  However, award proceeds may be taxable to the recipient depending on various factors.   Recipients should consult with their tax advisor regarding the taxability of award payments.

* Foreign persons, including nonresident aliens, must provide Form W-8 BEN. Depending on the award type and the information provided, Phi Kappa Phi may be required to withhold 30% of the award for tax purposes per Internal Revenue Service regulations.

Instructions for completing W-8BEN.