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Scholar and Artist - Resources

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, 2026.
  • The nominee cannot be a sitting Phi Kappa Phi board member, divisional vice president, member of the Scholar and Artist Award committee or Society employee at the time of application or announcement.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 1, 2026.

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). 

Selections will be made based upon:

  • Distinguished record of past accomplishments (at least six years of substantive service).
  • Documented evidence of national or international prominence and visibility.
  • Demonstrated consistency of excellence in teaching and/or service or the arts.
  • 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.

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

Award recipients are required to submit a W-9 and will receive a 1099-MISC from the organization. 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 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.

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