Application Deadline Near for $100,000 Excellence in Innovation Award

Excellence in Innovation

BATON ROUGE, LA, November 17, 2015 — Applications for the $100,000 Phi Kappa Phi Excellence in Innovation Award are due by December 10, 2015. Interested institutions are encouraged to apply for the award sponsored by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

“The Phi Kappa Phi innovation award is a fitting extension of our mission to recognize and promote excellence in higher education by lifting up the transformative work being done on college and university campuses across the country,” said Dr. Mary Todd, Phi Kappa Phi executive director.

Beginning in 2016 and each biennium, the award will recognize one college or university for achievements in finding powerful substantive solutions to improve the lives of others and create systematic large-scale change. The recipient institution will receive $100,000 in tangible recognition of its best practice in response to the changes and challenges facing higher education in the twenty-first century.

Since 1933, Phi Kappa Phi has awarded fellowships and grants to members and students on its chapter campuses. Currently, more than $500,000 is awarded annually through programs that last year recognized over 270 individuals. The Excellence in Innovation Award is the Society’s first award for institutions.

The application period for colleges and universities to apply for the Excellence in Innovation Award is currently open until December 10, 2015. For more information including award criteria, eligibility, and timeline details, visit

About Phi Kappa Phi
Phi Kappa Phi annually inducts approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni. The Society has chapters at 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 second-term 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 about Phi Kappa Phi, visit

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