The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi relies heavily on the generosity of its members to help support its scholarships and awards program. Gifts from members help ensure the Society's ability in the future to recognize and reward outstanding students. Thanks to those who are committed to honor and excellence, Phi Kappa Phi is able to award more funds through its competitions than any other honor society.
There are two ways to make gifts of a commemorative nature. One is through a bequest. The other is through a current gift. Several naming and endowment opportunities are available. Persons interested in a naming or endowment opportunity are encouraged to contact Lourdes Barro at 800-804-9880, ext. 14.
Members compete for two types of Fellowships that support first year graduate or professional study. The traditional Fellowship provides a stipend of $5,000. Currently, there are 13 endowed Fellowships. They have been endowed by Ruth E. Brasher, Kathleen M. Greey, Walter and Adelheid Hohenstein (6 Fellowships), Marjorie Schoch, James R. Slater, William J. Wolfe, Roger Yoerger and Dr. John A. Yeakel and his wife Deborah. Seven of the Fellowships were funded through bequests. In 2009, the Society’s governing body created the “mega” Fellowships. They are each known as the Marcus L. Urann Fellowships and each award carries a $15,000 stipend. To date, one of the Urann Fellowships has been endowed. A grant from the Alice and Russell True Foundation has provided the funds needed to endow this Fellowship.
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. Forty-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year. Two of the awards have been endowed. A bequest from Lawrence M. Sommers and a current gift from Wendell and Georgie McKenzie will fund two Study Abroad grants for perpetuity.
Love of Learning Awards
Love of Learning Awards, help fund career development and/or post-baccalaureate studies for active Phi Kappa Phi members. This hugely popular program averages more than 1,400 applicants per year.
The Literacy Grants program was initiated in 2003 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.
Phi Kappa Phi Scholar & Artist Awards
The Phi Kappa Phi Scholar Award and the Phi Kappa Phi Artist Award honor those individuals who demonstrate the ideals of the Society through their activities, achievements, and scholarship. The Scholar Award recognizes excellence in teaching, research, and public service. 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. Awardees receive $1,000 honoraria, a one year active membership and a recognition certificate. Each award is given once per biennium.
A "planned gift" is easily defined as any gift given for any amount, given for any purpose, whether for current or deferred use, that requires the assistance of a professional person, a qualified volunteer, or the donor's advisors to complete. In addition, it includes any gift that is carefully considered by a donor in light of estate and financial plans. Such gifts can be as simple as a bequest made through a codicil to one's will or as involved as a charitable lead or remainder trust. All can be designated to a specific program or activity. For more information on making a planned gift to the Phi Kappa Phi Foundation, Inc., contact Lourdes Barro at 800-804-9880, ext. 14.
Thank you for considering a gift to the Phi Kappa Phi Foundation. Philanthropic support makes it possible for Phi Kappa Phi to promote honor and excellence through a variety of competitive scholarship and award programs. Gifts can be made in a variety of forms. All gifts to the Phi Kappa Phi Foundation are tax deductible.
If you wish to make a gift to the Phi Kappa Phi Foundation using a credit card but prefer not to use the online form, please contact the Phi Kappa Phi Accounting Department at 800.804.9880, ext. 11.
If you would prefer to mail your gift, please make your check or money order payable to The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, with the appropriate gift purpose indicated on the memo line, and send to:
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
7576 Goodwood Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806.