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Phi Kappa Phi Scholar & Artist

Once per biennium, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Scholar and Artist Awards honor individuals who demonstrate the ideals of the Society through their lifelong activities, achievements and scholarship. Each awardee receives a recognition citation, life membership and a $1,000 donation to a nonprofit cause of their choice.

First presented in 1974, the Scholar Award recognizes excellence in teaching, research and public service. The Artist Award was established in 1983 to recognize the achievements of those who, in addition to their outstanding scholarship, have displayed talents in the broad realm of the arts—creative, graphic, performing, visual and/or fine arts.


Dec. 15, 2025: Application portal opens.

Feb. 1, 2026: Application Deadline

Spring 2026: Recipient will be notified based upon board approval

August 2026: Attend Phi Kappa Phi convention

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The Scholar Award recognizes professional excellence over the course of an academic career. The Artist Award recognizes professional excellence over the course of an artist's career. To that end, students are not eligible for these awards.

  • The nominee must have been initiated by Feb. 1, 2019.
  • The nominee need not be affiliated with an academic institution.
  • The nominee must be an active member with current dues paid as of Feb. 1, 2024.
  • The nominee cannot be a sitting Phi Kappa Phi board member, divisional vice president, member of the Scholar & Artist Award committee or Society employee at time of application or announcement.

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria includes:

  1. Distinguished record of past accomplishments (at least six years of substantive service).
  2. Documented evidence of national or international prominence and visibility.
  3. Demonstrated consistency of excellence in teaching and/or service or the arts.
  4. Scholars have distinguished record of honors, publications, patents, inventions or other types of recognition for excellence and scholarly achievement. Artists are acknowledged by peers in the field through national and international awards or other means of recognition.

Application Process

You will submit your application through our online portal. You will be required to submit a cover letter from the chapter president or other nominator (including self) commenting on the nominee’s accomplishments and activities in support of academic excellence; your current CV; and at least one (up to three) work sample(s).

The recipient's attendance at the Society's biennial convention is expected.


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