Hobson Wildenthal Honors College at UT Dallas

Phi Kappa Phi Awards & Scholarships

The application process for awards and scholarships can be best navigated with the help of our own Dr. Douglas C. Dow. His experience and knowledge of the expectations and processes make him a very successful mentor and guide as you apply. Please contact Dr. Dow to help you present the most competitive applications possible. To apply for awards and scholarships, please contact the UT Dallas Chapter of PKP Vice President for Scholarships and Awards, Dr. Douglas Dow.

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Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi currently awards fifty Fellowships of $8,500 each, six at $20,000 each, and two at $35,000 each to members entering their first year of graduate or professional study. Each chapter can submit only one nominee annually.

Application forms and information are located on the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships page.

INTERNAL DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: April 2, 3:00 p.m.

Study Abroad Grants

Study abroad grants support undergraduate study abroad in major scholarly areas of interest that might otherwise not be possible without such support. Grants are valued at $1,000 per student for the academic year. Seventy-five awards are given annually by national office and any UTD student is eligible to apply. There is a limit of three awards for each chapter annually.

Application forms and information are located on the Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants page.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – March 15

Love of Learning Awards

Love of Learning awards help to support post-baccalaureate studies and career development for active Phi Kappa Phi members across any number of activities. Examples of funded projects include continuing education, doctoral dissertations, graduate or professional studies, professional conference presentation travel funds, teaching supplies that add to professional development, and so on. PKP Fellowship recipients are ineligible to apply for this award. Any Phi Kappa Phi member may apply. Two hundred awards, at $500 each, are distributed each year.

Application forms and information are located on the Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Awards page.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – June 30

Literacy Grants

The Literacy Grants program was initiated 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 Phi Kappa Phi chapters and individual members to fund ongoing literacy projects or to create new initiatives.

More information is located on the Phi Kappa Phi Literacy Grants page.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: April 1

Phi Kappa Phi Scholar and Artist Award

The Scholar award honors exceptional contributions of an individual that exemplify the high standards of Phi Kappa Phi through their scholarly, professional, and service activities and accomplishments. The Artist award supports a nationally or internationally-recognized artist with a history of distinguished past accomplishments in the visual, performing, and applied arts and humanities. Awardees are provided with a $1,000 honorarium, a one-year active membership, a special recognition certificate, and are hosted at the Society's biennial convention. Each award is given once per biennium.

More information is located on the Phi Kappa Phi Scholar & Artist Awards page.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: February 1

Cyrus D. Cantrell III Academic Enhancement Grant

The Cyrus D. Cantrell III Academic Enhancement Grant is a grant, worth up to $500, offered by PKP Chapter 316 to help supplement expenses incurred for academic research or participation in online academic conferences and meetings. For the 2020-2021 academic year, we are offering up to ten grants. All graduate, undergraduate, and alumni members of PKP Chapter 316 are eligible to apply. To apply for the grant, submit a) a curriculum vita with full contact information (two pages or less); b) current UTD academic transcript (may use an unofficial transcript); c) a 500-word essay explaining the purpose for which the grant funds will be used, and the meaning of the endeavor for the applicant’s broader research agenda; and d) a one page proposal of expenses. In addition, each applicant should also arrange for one letter of recommendation by a UTD faculty member, which should include an explanation of significance of the applicant’s travel plans. All pieces of the applicant’s package must be emailed directly to Dr. Douglas C. Dow, UT Dallas Chapter of PKP Vice President for Scholarships and Awards, at . Letters of support should also be emailed directly, from the faculty member to Dr. Dow. For additional information, please contact Dr. Dow at .

There are no deadlines for submission of applications. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, through until the end of Spring Semester 2022, until ten grants have been distributed.

Phi Kappa Phi Distinguished Service Award

The Phi Kappa Phi 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.

More information is located on the Phi Kappa Phi Distinguished Service Award page.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: February 1

Dissertation Fellowship

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 dissertations. This fellowship is open to all active Phi Kappa Phi members or those who have accepted membership by November 30, attend a U.S. regionally accredited, doctoral-granting institution of higher education, have completed all pre-dissertation requirements and have the endorsement of their dissertation chair.

More information is located on the Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship page.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: November 30