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Awards & Grants

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi's ongoing commitment to excellence is reflected in its award and grant programs. More than $1 million is awarded each biennium to outstanding members and chapters through the Society's various award competitions.

Please note that awards are given at both the chapter and national level. Chapter awards are indicated as such in parenthesis on this page. See the Member Accomplishments page to view recent award and grant recipients. 

OPEN TO ALL OF DUQUESNE

SPIRIT OF LEARNING AWARD (Chapter Award)

The officers and the student membership of PKP award this distinction to the staff or faculty members who best exemplify the creativity, excellence, and dedication in teaching and professionalism at Duquesne University. Two awards are offered. One is chosen by the faculty of Duquesne University. The other is nominated by Duquesne PKP Students.

2016 Faculty Spirit of Learning Award Winner: Dr. William Wright, Department of Theology

2015 Faculty Spirit of Learning Award Winner: David Nolfie, 2015 Student Spirit of Learning Award Winner: K. Bryan Menk, PhD.

2014 Spirit of Learning Award Winner: Dr. Lauren O'Donnell, School of Pharmacy  

STUDY ABROAD GRANTS (50 DISTRIBUTED ANNUALLY)

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Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Seventy-five grants in the amount of $1,000 each are awarded every year, in two cycles.

SESSION A DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2018

SESSION B DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2017


PKP MEMBERS ONLY

Phi Kappa Phi GSRS Awards (Chapter Award)

Phi Kappa Phi offers 3 awards to recognize outstanding graduate scholarship across all disciplines in the university at Duquesne University's GSRS. Posters and oral presentations are judged based on intellectual merits and demonstration that the research presented meets the standard of its field.

(1) $500 Outstanding Research Award

Phi Kappa Phi URSS Awards (Chapter Award)

Phi Kappa Phi offers 3 awards to recognize outstanding undergraduate research across all disciplines in the university at Duquesne University's URSS. Posters and oral presentations are judged based on intellectual merits and demonstration that the research presented meets the standard of its field.

(1) $500 Outstanding Research Award
(3) $250 Honorable Mentions

FELLOWSHIPS (57 DISTRIBUTED ANNUALLY) 

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Each year Phi Kappa Phi awards fifty-one Fellowships of $5,000 each and six valued at $15,000 each to members entering their first year of graduate or professional study. Each chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for Society-wide awards.

CHAPTER DEADLINE: April 1, 2018 
For more information regarding chapter submission details, please contact our scholarship officer Dr. Jeff Evanseck

All Duquesne University Phi Kappa Phi Applicants must work with Dr. Evanseck in preparing their applications. Local applications will be reviewed by a panel of faculty. The top application will be sent to compete for the Society-wide award. In addition, our top 3 local applicants will receive a local award:

(1) $500 Award-- Applicant goes onto nationals
(2) $250 Honorable Mentions

HEADQUARTERS DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2018

DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIPS (10 DISTRIBUTED ANNUALLY)

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Each year, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awards ten Dissertation Fellowships of $10,000 each to members who
are doctoral candidates and are completing dissertations.

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2017

LOVE OF LEARNING AWARDS (200 DISTRIBUTED ANNUALLY)

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Love of Learning Awards help fund post-baccalaureate studies and/or career development for active Phi Kappa Phi members to include, but not be limited to, graduate or professional studies, doctoral dissertations, continuing education, career development, travel related to teaching or studies, etc. Fellowship recipients are not eligible to apply. Two hundred awards valued at $500 each are presented annually, in two cycles.

SESSION A DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2018 

SESSION B DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2017

LITERACY GRANTS (VARIABLE NUMBER DISTRIBUTED ANNUALLY)

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The Literacy Grants program was initiated in 2003 to mobilize members and resources of Phi Kappa Phi and the higher education community to champion literacy initiatives. Grants of up to $2,500 are available to chapters and individual members to fund ongoing literacy projects or create new programs.

DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2018

PHI KAPPA PHI SCHOLAR & ARTIST AWARDS (ONE EACH DISTRIBUTED EVERY BIENNIUM)

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The Phi Kappa Phi Scholar and Artist Awards honor those individuals who demonstrate the ideals of the Society through their lifelong activities, achievements, and scholarship. Recipients are awarded a $1,000 honorarium, one-year active membership, a recognition certificate and the opportunity to attend the Society's biennial convention.

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2018

THE RAY SYLVESTER DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD (ONE DISTRIBUTED EVERY BIENNIUM)

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The Ray Sylvester Distinguished Service Award grants $1,000 biennially to an active member who has provided sustained, non-compensated volunteer service to others beyond the realm of academia.

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2018