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Phi Kappa Phi Accepting Applications for 2018 Award Programs


The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective all discipline honor society—is currently accepting applications for its 2018 award programs including Fellowships, Study Abroad Grants, Literacy Grants and Love of Learning Awards. The award programs provide funding 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 through programs that last year recognized over 350 individuals.

“The best part of Phi Kappa Phi to me, is how it continues its mission—for so many years—to recognize and award students in higher education for excellence in academic achievement,” said Audrey Alleyne, a 2017 award recipient. “This is such a great motivation for students who love learning to continue striving for greater achievements.”

Programs currently 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 active 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 each Phi Kappa Phi 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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Nikon Storytellers Scholarship Established to Support the Next Generation of Visual Content Creators

Nikon Nikon 100

MELVILLE, NY (January 17, 2018) – Nikon Inc. is currently accepting submissions for “The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship” which was announced as part of the brand’s 100th anniversary celebration. Eligible students can apply to be one of ten individuals awarded with an academic scholarship of $10,000 USD, to help foster their growth as visual storytellers and content creators.

“As we reflect on a remarkable and exciting 100 years of imaging excellence, Nikon must also look to the future and continue to push the boundaries of creative expression and technological innovation,” explained Kosuke Kawaura, Director; Marketing, Communications & Planning, Nikon Inc. “The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship encapsulates our brand’s commitment to supporting students as they strive to ignite passion and inspire change as future visual content creators.”

The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship is open to undergraduate or graduate students in the United States or Canada pursuing degrees in visual arts, fine arts, journalism, film, photography and multimedia/content creation who have completed their freshman year of college or academic equivalent. Qualified students are invited to visit for more information on submitting their entry. Once selected, semi-finalists will be asked to provide a photo portfolio or video submission for evaluation by a selection committee who will identify the ten scholarship recipients. Scholarships will be awarded for use in the 2018-2019 academic school year.

The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship Key Dates:
● March 1, 2018 — Application deadline for all students
● March 12, 2018 — Semi-finalist applications selected
● March 30, 2018 — Application deadline for semi-finalists
● June 2018 — 10 scholarship recipients selected

For those interested in learning more about the Nikon Storytellers Scholarship, please visit For more information on the latest Nikon products, please visit

Nikon 100th Year Anniversary
Since the company was established in 1917, Nikon has cultivated its status as a pioneer of optical technologies around the world. Guided by a corporate philosophy of “Trustworthiness and Creativity,” Nikon provides a wide range of products and services globally by harnessing advanced opto-electronics and precision technologies. Nikon is proud to celebrate their 100th anniversary from July 2017 to July 2018.

About Nikon
Nikon, At the Heart of the Image™. Nikon Inc. is a world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology; globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance for an award-winning array of equipment that enables users to tell their stories through amazing photos and videos. Nikon Inc. distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories; Nikon COOLPIX® compact digital cameras; 35mm film SLR cameras; Nikon software products and Nikon sports and recreational optics as well as the Nikon 1 compact interchangeable lens camera system and KeyMission line of action cameras. Nikon Corporation, the parent company of Nikon Inc., announced the production of 100 million NIKKOR lenses in 2016, creating a new milestone in Nikon’s heritage of superior optics. For more information, dial (800) NIKON-US or visit, which links all levels of photographers to the Web’s most comprehensive photo learning and sharing communities. Connect with Nikon and other photographers on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Vimeo, Flickr and Snapchat (@NikonUSASnap).


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Atlantic recording artist, Chappell Roan, has released the official music video for her second single, “Die Young.” The video is the follow up to Chappell’s first single & video release, “Good Hurt,” off her debut EP SCHOOL NIGHTS.

Chappell discussed the inspiration behind the video for “Die Young” with Refinery29 stating:

“I wanted it to be very simple. It was hard to go back to the place and really feel the emotions of the song because I wrote it when I was 16. It’s been a few years now, so going back into that mindset and doing the video was really hard. But the whole concept of water, of going under water, has always been there for me. That’s how I was feeling. I couldn’t breathe.”

Chappell Roan will now follow her most recent tour alongside fellow Atlantic recording artist Vance Joy by joining Declan McKenna for a U.S. trek set to get underway January 31st at Austin, TX’s Stubb’s and then traveling through the end of March (see attached itinerary).

Roan has crafted a remarkable debut EP, “SCHOOL NIGHTS,” which offers a compelling first look at this new artist and has been met by critical praise.  Blackbook recently declared the EP  “as stunning a debut as we’ve heard in all of 2017.” “The five-track record feels a little bit like an album from Lana Del Rey or Lorde,” raved Pop Crush, “but don’t get it twisted: these songs are all Chappell, who exudes an air of teenage mystique and emotional rawness all her own.” “The entirety of ‘SCHOOL NIGHTS’ is brilliantly executed,” enthused Pop Dust, “and Roan’s writing showcases a confounding level of maturity for someone her age… It’s a rare thing that a musician comes out and produces music so fully-formed and artistically fulfilling on her first try, but Chappell Roan has done it, in a way that’s eerily similar to Lorde’s meteoric rise in 2013.”

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All Dates w/Declan McKenna


31 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s

1 – San Antonio, TX – Jack’s Patio Bar
2 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
4 – Memphis, TN – Growlers
5 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
6 – Decatur, GA – Eddie’s Attic *2 Shows
8 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar
9 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
10 – Gainesville, FL – High Dive
12 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
13 – Charlottesville, SC – The Southern
14 – Vienna, VA – Jammin Java
16 – Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
18 – Hamden, CT – The Ballroom at Outer Space
19 – Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
21 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall
22 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met
24 – Albany, NY – The Hollow
25 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
27 – Millvale, PA – The Funhouse
28 – Akron, OH – Musica

2 – Newark, OH – The Ballroom at Thirty One West
3 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
4 – Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
6 – Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
7 – Evanston, IL – SPACE (Society for the Preservation of Art & Culture)
9 – Evanston, IL – SPACE (Society for the Preservation of Art & Culture)
10 – DeKalb, IL – The House Café
11 – Madison, WI – The Majestic Theatre
13 – Burnsville, MN – The Garage
14 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
16 – Fort Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half Note
17 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
18 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
20 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
22 – Seattle, WA – Vera Project
23 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
25 – Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
26 – Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone Bakery
28 – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones
29 – San Diego, CA – Music Box
30 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
31 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge

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