The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Awards 2021 Fellowships
Baton Rouge, LA (07/19/2021) — The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi-the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society-today announced the recipients of its 2021 Fellowships. The fellowships, totaling $649,000, were awarded to 62 of the nation's top scholars at institutions with an active chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.
Established in 1932, the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship has become the Society's signature award, providing funding for the first year of graduate or professional study. This year's program awarded two awards at $35,000 each, the 1897 Fellowship and the Sherrill Carlson Fellowship; six $20,000 Marcus L. Urann Fellowships, named for the Society's founder; and 54 fellowships of $8,500 each.
"Phi Kappa Phi Fellows represent the most promising graduate students in the nation. We're proud to partner with our local chapters to recognize these impressive emerging scholars and help support their academic journey," said acting Society Executive Director, Traci Navarre.
The 2021 class of fellows represents students from more than 60 colleges and universities across the nation. The recipients-drawn from all academic disciplines-are pursuing post-baccalaureate programs of study ranging from science and engineering to arts and humanities.
The selection process for a fellowship is based on the applicant's evidence of graduate potential, undergraduate academic achievement, service and leadership experience, letters of recommendation, personal statement of educational perspective and career goals, and acceptance in an approved graduate or professional program.
Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships are part of the Society's robust awards program, which gives more than $1 million each year to outstanding members and students on chapter campuses through study abroad grants, graduate fellowships, funding for post-baccalaureate development, member and chapter awards, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives.
To see the complete list of 2021 Phi Kappa Phi Fellows, visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org/2021Fellowships.
About Phi Kappa Phi
Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually. The Society has chapters on more than 325 select colleges and universities in the United States and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The Society's mission is "To recognize and advance excellence in all fields of higher education and society and engage the community of scholars in service to others." For more information, visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org.