Grants & Awards

To represent its commitment to excellence, Phi Kappa Phi gives more that $1 million each biennium to outstanding students.  The awards are given to individual members and chapters through a variety of award competitions.


To members currently in their first year of graduate or professional study, Phi Kappa Phi awards fifty-one fellowships of $5,000 and six valued at $15,000 each year.

Study Abroad Grants

Phi Kappa Phi also supports undergraduates through their wishes to gain knowledge and experience by studying abroad.  Applicants for this grant do not have to be members of Phi Kappa Phi.

Love of Learning Awards

Phi Kappa Phi's Love of Learning Awards provide funds for post-baccalaureate studies and/or career development for active members.

Literacy Grants

To fund ongoing literacy projects or create new programs, Phi Kappa Phi will give up to $2,500 to chapters and individual members.

Dissertation Fellowships

One of two Dissertation Fellowships are available for application by Doctoral candidates who are writing dissertations.  The Dissertation Fellowships are valued at $10,000 each.

Distinguished Service

The Ray Sylvester Distinguished Service Award provides $1,000 to an active member who has shown sustained, non-compensated volunteer service outside the realm of academia.

Scholar and Artist

Members demonstrating the ideals of Phi Kappa Phi by their lifelong activities, achievements, and scholarships are eligible to receive $1,000 from the Society.