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Scholarships & Grants

Phi Kappa Phi awards over $1.4 million in scholarships and grants each biennium.

Phi Kappa Phi's awards programs help set the society apart from other honoraries.


Phi Kappa Phi annually awards 51 Fellowships of $5,000 each and six of $15,000 each to members entering their first year of graduate or professional study. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may nominate one candidate from its chapter to compete for the Society-wide awards.

Dissertation Fellowships

Each year, Phi Kappa Phi awards 10 Dissertation Fellowships of $10,000 each to members who are in the dissertation writing stage of doctoral study. All pre-dissertation requirements, including approval of the dissertation proposal, must be met by the application deadline.

Study Abroad Grants

Phi Kappa Phi awards 75 Study Abroad Grants each year, awarded in a February cycle of 50 grants and a September cycle of 25 grants. All WVU undergraduate students with at least a 3.75 cumulative GPA are eligible to apply. PKP membership is not required for this award.

Love of Learning Awards

Furthering its motto of "Philosophía Krateítõ Phõtôn," translated as "Let the love of learning rule humanity," Phi Kappa Phi funds 200 Love of Learning Awards of $500 each annually. These grants are for post-baccalaureate professional development including, but not limited to, graduate or professional studies, dissertation writing, career development, and learning-related travel expenses.

Literacy Grants

Phi Kappa Phi Literacy Grants of up to $2,500 are available to institutions and individual members to help fund initiatives that expand literacy.

Scholar and Artist Awards

Phi Kappa Phi's Scholar Award and Artist Award programs recognize individuals who demonstrate the ideals of the society through their activities, achievements, and scholarships. Recipients receive a lifetime PKP membership, recognition citation, and $1,000 honoria. Each award is given once per biennial period.

Ray Sylvester Distinguished Service Awards

The Ray Sylvester Distinguished Service Award recognizes individuals who have provided sustained, uncompensated volunteer service to others beyond academia. Recipients receive a lifetime PKP membership, recognition citation, and $1,000 honoria. This award is given once per biennial period.