Phi Kappa Phi Grants and Awards

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

PKP Fellowship applications for the UK Chapter has closed for the 2021 cycle.



Each year, Phi Kappa Phi awards fifty-one fellowships of $8,500 each and six valued at $20,000 each to members entering their first year of graduate or professional study.


Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships
2011 Jenna Brashear - $5000
2014 Dominique Luster - $5000
2015 Christine Zeidan - $5000
2017 Fiona Foster - $5000
2018 Dillon Pulliam - $5000
2019 Christian Soares - $8500
2020 Matthew Melton - $8500

Study Abroad Grants

Study Abroad Grants support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Applicants do not have to be members of Phi Kappa Phi.


Study Abroad Grants
2012  Brittany Kidwell - $1000
2016 Savannah Sellars - $1000
2019  Amani Shalash - $1000
2019  Rachel Wright - $1000

Love of Learning Awards

Love of Learning Awards help fund post-baccalaureate studies and/or career development for active PKP members.


Love of Learning Awards
2013 Demetrius Abshire - $500
2014 Sarah Ehrensberger - $500
2014 Ekim Ekinci - $500
2015 B Marina Byrd - $500
2016 A Allison Young - $500
2017 Christian Soares - $500
2020 Ebubechi Kent Adindu - $500

Literacy Grants

Grants of up to $2,500 are available to chapters and individual members to fun ongoing literacy projects or to create new programs.


Literacy Grants
2012-2013 Heather Davis - $1,171.36

Dissertation Fellowships

Doctoral candidates who are writing dissertations may apply for one of two Dissertation Fellowships valued at $10,000 to support their study.


Dissertation Fellowships
2017 Matthew Bush - $10,000

Distinguished Service

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

Scholar and Artist

Recipients of the $1,000 honorarium demonstrate the ideals of the Society through their lifelong activities, achievements, and scholarship.