Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society.  The Society has chapters on more than 300 select college and university campuses in North America and the Philippines. The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awards 51 fellowships of $5000 each and six at $15,000 each to members entering their first year of graduate or professional study. 

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be an active Phi Kappa Phi member or have accepted membership by June 30, 2013. 
  • Have applied to enroll as a full-time student in a post-baccalaureate program of study during the coming academic year. (Students registering in all professional and graduate fields are eligible; however, applicants who have successfully completed 10+ credit hours of graduate study or its equivalent on or before April 15 are not eligible) 

General Information

Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards.  Selection is based on the applicant’s promise of success in graduate or professional study, including academic achievement, service and leadership experience, letters of recommendation, personal statement and career goals, and acceptance at an approved graduate or professional program.

Application Instructions

UM Phi Kappa Phi members or soon-to-be members seeking nomination for the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship must submit the following materials to the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships in person or via e-mail (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) by the UM campus deadline -  March 25, 2013:

  • Complete Phi Kappa Phi application packet – available at 
  • Three letters of recommendation accompanied by PKP Letter of Recommendation Request Form
  • Unofficial Academic Transcripts
  • Standard Test Score Reports (GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, etc.), if applicable. If test scores are not required, attach a copy of one or two pages from your portfolio or an example of your creative work, e.g. CD, DVD, slides or several pages of a manuscript. 

Deadline Dates

March 25, 2013 - Application materials must be submitted to the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships for review and possible endorsement

April 15, 2013 - Chapters submit one application to Society headquarters

June 1, 2013 - Recipients are notified