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Phi Kappa Phi Award Programs Accepting Applications Until April 1

By: Elana Goodwin, The Ohio State University

The Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi is currently accepting applications for its Love of Learning Award and Literacy Grant programs until Saturday, April 1, according to a recent press release.

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 and is the country’s oldest and most discerning collegiate honor society for all academic majors. Each year, it inducts approximately 30,000 students, faculty, and other professional staff, and there are chapters at more than 300 colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines.

The Love of Learning Awards are given out twice a year and are used to help fund post-baccalaureate professional growth for active Phi Kappa Phi members, including graduate and professional studies, continuing education, doctoral dissertations, career development, travel related to teaching and research, and more.

The Honor Society will award grants of $500 each to 100 members during Session A of the Love of Learning program. To qualify for the awards, applications are required to have finished their baccalaureate studies by the deadline of April 1.

Established in 2003, the Literacy Grant Program was founded to make funding available to Phi Kappa Phi chapters and members pursuing literacy initiatives that support the Honor Society’s purpose. Phi Kappa Phi’s mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.”

Grants of up to $2,500 are available through the Literacy Grant Program for new and continuing projects ranging from more traditional reading programs to those promoting learning in cultural, digital, financial, health, and historical literacy and beyond.

The Society’s award programs have recognized members and students on its chapter campuses for exceptional academic accomplishments since 1933. Today, $1.4 million is awarded every two years to qualifying students and members through graduate fellowships, funding for post-baccalaureate development, member and chapter awards, and grants for local, national and international literacy programs.

The Love of Learning Awards and Literacy Grant programs’ application periods are open until April 1, 2017. To learn more about the programs as well as their eligibility requirements and application instructions, go to www.phikappaphi.org/awards.

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