Awards, Fellowships, Grants and Scholarships

Internal Awards

Our CofC chapter of Phi Kappa Phi currently supports two awards for our students. 

EXPO Awards

Each spring, the CofC PKP chapter supports a range of awards for best poster and a few honorable mentions at the annual EXPO awards--the premier research event on campus that happens each spring. 


Chapter Award for Academic, Professional, and Community Engagement

Eligibility: Graduating seniors who are Phi Kappa Phi members
Award Amount: $500 for the award winner. Honorable-mention awards of $200 each are also possible
Award Deadline: April 13, 2023 by 5:00 PM
Award Description:
The Phi Kappa Phi Chapter Award honors a graduating senior who has established an impressive, connective, and coherent record of professional, academic, and community engagement and accomplishment. More than a recognition of academic excellence alone, this award recognizes students who can demonstrate meaningful connections between a broader set of engagements, noting the deeper values, skills, and dispositions that unify them. 
The initial call for applications will go out early spring, and applications are due around mid-April. Details will be sent to all eligible PKP members via email. 

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.

National Awards

Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowships

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.

The College of Charleston Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society, is now accepting applications from its members in good standing for the nationally competitive Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship awards. These awards support exceptional students in the first year of graduate study. Each chapter of Phi Kappa Phi can submit one application for consideration in the national competition. 

To be considered by the Charleston Chapter you must submit your application to the College of Charleston chapter of Phi Kappa Phi by April 1. Please note that letters of recommendation will not be collected at this time; letters will only be collected from the College's selected nominee. Please send applications to Jesslyn Collins-Frohlich, Director of Student Awards and Activities at Please use “PKP Fellowship Application” as the subject line of the submission.  The Chapter will work with  the  selected  nominee  to put together a refined final application in time to meet the April 15th  national deadline.

For more information about the PKP graduate Fellowship awards, please see the attached flier. For questions related to the College's  internal  application  process, applicants  should contract Dr. Collins-Frohlich at the email address noted above.

For more information, check out this fact sheet, or visit the Phi Kappa Phi website. 


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.

Additional National Award Opportunities

There are numerous additional awards that both individuals and chapters can seek. Please check the national Phi Kappa Phi website for the most updated information.