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Phi Kappa Phi Info Session on Fellowships is Today


LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 6, 2019) Are you a University of Kentucky student who could use $7,500 or even $20,000 to help fund graduate school?

The UK chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, which will celebrate its 10th birthday in April, has seen 13 individuals from UK earn scholarship and fellowship awards from the national office, which each year distributes more than $700,000 to outstanding students, Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) members and chapters.

Most recently, May 2018 UK graduate Dillon Pulliam was awarded a $7,500 fellowship toward pursuing graduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

The deadline to apply for the next cycle of PKP fellowship awards is April 1, 2019, and interested students can find out more in person at the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Info Session to be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today (Wednesday), March 6, in Room 224 of Funkhouser Building.

"The UK chapter of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to again announce a series of grants available through the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society," said Pat Whitlow, director of Nationally Competitive Awards at UK, who is president of the chapter. "The previous UK recipients of these awards have put them to excellent use in furthering their educational pursuits, and in helping others through their service."

Each year, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awards 51 fellowships of $7,500 each and three at $20,000 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 no later than April 1, 2019, to the UK Chapter office, 224 Funkhouser Building. Each chapter may send only one nominee forward.


Applicants for the fellowship program award must be active Phi Kappa Phi members (with dues paid) or those who have accepted membership by June 30, 2019.

For additional information, please contact C. Lynn Hiler, program coordinator, at 859-257-6894 or, or mail her at:

C. Lynn Hiler, Program Coordinator

Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence

224 Funkhouser Building

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY 40506-0054

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on nearly 350 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated. Since its founding, Phi Kappa Phi has initiated more than a million members into its ranks.

The UK chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is supported by the Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence within Student and Academic Life at UK.

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