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Awards, Fellowships, Grants and Scholarships

Important Dates and Deadlines to Remember

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Every year, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awards fifty-seven Fellowships of $5,000 each and three at $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards.

Applications are due to the Charleston Chapter on April 1st, 2019.  The Chapter will select one applicant and submit a nomination on April 15th, 2018. For more information contact a faculty member of Chapter 184 Executive committee or send an email query to

Phi Kappa Phi Scholar and Artist

The Phi Kappa Phi Scholar Award and Phi Kappa Phi Artist Award honor those individuals who demonstrate the ideals of the Society through their activities, achievements, and scholarship. Awardees receive $1,000 honoraria, a one year active membership and a recognition certificate. Each award is given once per biennium.

First presented in 1974, the Scholar Award recognizes excellence in teaching, research, and public service. In 1983, the Artist Award was established to recognize the achievements of those who, in addition to their outstanding scholarship, have displayed talents in the broad realm of the arts–creative, graphic, performing, visual, and/or fine arts.  Deadline is Feb. 1st, 2018.  Next solicitation cycle is for 2018.

Study Abroad Grants

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year.

Check the national Phi Kappa Phi website for further details.

  • Session A Deadline - March 15, 2019 
  • Session B Deadline - September 15, 2018 

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. The Society's commitment to the cause of literacy grows out of and is consistent with its mission, which was expanded to include "…and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."  April 1st, 2018 deadline.

Love of Learning Awards

Love of Learning Awards help fund post-baccalaureate studies and/or career development for active Phi Kappa Phi members to include (but not be limited to): Graduate or professional studies, doctoral dissertations, continuing education, career development, travel related to teaching/studies, etc. Recipients of the Fellowship award are not eligible to apply. One hundred sixty awards, at $500 each, will be distributed.

The competition is open to all active (dues current) Phi Kappa Phi members who:

  • Have completed their baccalaureate studies by application submission deadline.
  • Did not receive a Fellowship or Award of Excellence grant.
  • Session A Deadline - April 1, 2019
  • Session B Deadline - Oct. 1, 2019

Distinguished Service Award

Online nomination deadline - February 1, 2019

The Susan J Morrison Award for Service to College of Charleston Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi


  • Faculty: for outstanding service over many years
  • Students: for outstanding service in one year


  • Only when appropriate, not expected to be awarded every year.