Monthly Archives: January 2017

College Students Head Back to Campus with Amazon Prime Student

Amazon Prime Student members enjoy Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 30 million items and now receive $10 when they refer a friend to the program.


SEATTLE, Wash. — The New Year is in full swing and Amazon is helping college students return from the holidays and get ready for the second half of the academic year, from restocking everyday essentials to renting textbooks. Amazon Prime Student, which is half the price of a regular Amazon Prime membership, offers students the ease of shopping online with Free Two-Day Shipping, unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Video, exclusive college deals and so much more. And, for a limited time, students can earn themselves and their friends a $10 credit for every person they refer who signs up for an Amazon Prime Student trial. Find out more here.

Students who sign up for Amazon Prime Student receive a six month trial and immediately start enjoying Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 30 million items plus free game content with Twitch, unlimited listening to original Audible series and unlimited reading on any device with Prime Reading. Amazon Prime Student members can also take advantage of unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows through Prime Video.

Once bags are unpacked and students settle in to prepare for classes, Amazon makes the transition from vacation back to class easy with the Amazon Textbooks Store, offering savings of up to 80% off list price for rentals between 30 to 360 days and up to 60% off purchases. With Amazon’s flexible rental program, students can decide how long to keep the material. And, when it comes time to send items back, Amazon will pay for return shipping.

And, don’t forget to redeem those Amazon Gift Cards. Amazon Gift Cards do not expire and can be redeemed on hundreds of millions of items on from physical to digital products, including those dorm room or apartment necessities.

For the latest deals on must-have back-to-school essentials, follow Amazon Prime Student on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

About Amazon Prime Student
Amazon Prime Student gives college students unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 30 million items. Students can sign up for a six-month trial of Amazon Prime Student at no cost to access these benefits, plus unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Video, free unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos and unlimited reading across devices with Prime Reading. After that it’s just $49 a year — half the price of a regular Amazon Prime membership — and includes over a million songs with Prime Music and exclusive gaming discounts with Twitch Prime. To learn more, visit

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Phi Kappa Phi 2017 Award Programs Now Open

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The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective multidisciplinary honor society—is now accepting applications for its 2017 award programs. These awards include Fellowships, Study Abroad Grants, Literacy Grants and Love of Learning Awards. The awards provide funds for graduate study, continuing education, professional development, literacy initiatives and studies abroad.

Since 1933, Phi Kappa Phi’s award programs have recognized members and students on its chapter campuses for outstanding academic achievement. Currently, $1.4 million is awarded each biennium. Last year the organization recognized over 280 individuals.

Programs now accepting applications include:

  • Study Abroad Grants: 50 grants of $1,000 each will be awarded to both members and non-members studying abroad. The deadline to apply is February 15.
  • Literacy Grants: Grants of up to $2,500 are available to Phi Kappa Phi chapters and individual members seeking funding for literacy initiatives. The deadline to apply is April 1.
  • Love of Learning Awards: One hundred awards, at $500 each, are available to help fund post-baccalaureate studies and professional development for members. The deadline to apply is April 1.
  • Fellowships: Six Fellowships of $15,000 each and 51 Fellowships of $5,000 each are available to members entering their first year of graduate or professional study. The deadline to apply varies by chapter. Contact your local chapter for deadline information.

For more information including eligibility requirements and application instructions for each program, please visit

About Phi Kappa Phi
Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The Society’s mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.” For more information, visit


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