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Deadline Approaching for the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Program

The deadline to apply for a fellowship from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is April 15, 2019. Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society, will award two fellowships of $35,000 each, six fellowships of $20,000 each, and 50 fellowships of $8,500 each to students nationwide.

Since its creation in 1932, the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship has become the Society’s signature award, allocating $615,000 annually to deserving students for first-year graduate or professional study. The competition is open to all active Phi Kappa Phi members who have applied to enroll as a full-time student in a post-baccalaureate program of study during the upcoming academic year.

“I am honored to have been selected as a recipient of the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship,” said Phoebe Stark, recipient of a 2018 Fellowship. “The funding provided through the Fellowship program will contribute toward my education at the University of California School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Phi Kappa Phi has enriched my life, helped further my medical education, and allowed me to make an impact in the health of patients in my future career as a physician.”

The selection process for a Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship is based on the applicant’s evidence of graduate potential, undergraduate academic achievement, service and leadership experience, letters of recommendation, personal statement of educational perspective and career goals, and acceptance at an approved graduate or professional program.

Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships are part of the Society’s robust award programs, which give nearly $1 million each year to outstanding students and members through study abroad grants, graduate fellowships, funding for post-baccalaureate development, member and chapter awards, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives.

Each active Phi Kappa Phi chapter may submit one candidate from among its local applicants to compete Society-wide for a fellowship. The national deadline for chapters to submit an applicant is April 15, 2019. Chapter deadlines vary. If you are a student interested in applying for a fellowship, visit www.phikappaphi.org/chapters-list to contact your chapter for local deadline information.

For full eligibility requirements and application instructions, visit www.phikappaphi.org/fellowship.

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 www.phikappaphi.org.

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melsea@phikappaphi.org
225.923.7733

Deadline Approaching for Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants

The deadline to apply for a Study Abroad Grant from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is Friday, March 15. Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society, will award 75 $1,000 grants to students nationwide.

The grants are designed to support undergraduate students as they seek expanded knowledge and experience in their academic fields. Interested students do not have to be a member of Phi Kappa Phi to apply but must currently attend an institution with an active chapter.

“I am so grateful to Phi Kappa Phi for helping fund my travel to Spain,” said Andi Dahmer, a recipient from Western Kentucky University. “This experience will allow me to live the Spanish language as well as make lasting relationships with the members of my host family, friends in the community, and the students whom I teach.”

Phi Kappa Phi gives 75 Study Abroad Grants annually to students on its chapter campuses. Since its inception in 2001, the program has awarded more than $800,000.

The Study Abroad Grants are part of the Society’s robust award programs, which give nearly $1 million each year to qualifying students and members through graduate fellowships, funding for post-baccalaureate development, member and chapter awards, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives.

The application period for students to apply for a $1,000 Study Abroad Grant is currently open until March 15. For full eligibility requirements and application instructions, visit www.phikappaphi.org/studyabroad.

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 www.phikappaphi.org.

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CONTACT
Marla Elsea
Digital Content Editor
melsea@phikappaphi.org
225.923.7733

One Million Subscriptions Sold and Counting: Cengage Unlimited Achieves Significant Milestone in Just Seven Months of Commercial Availability

College Students Have Saved $60 Million Using Unlimited Subscription Service for Textbooks and Course Materials

BOSTON—February 25, 2019 – Cengage today announced that its new subscription service, Cengage Unlimited, has sold one million subscriptions in just seven months of commercial availability.  The industry’s first-of-its-kind subscription for college textbooks and course materials, Cengage Unlimited offers complete access to more than 22,000 products, including eBooks, online homework access codes and study guides.

“This significant milestone underscores how an incumbent can serve as a catalyst for an industry in need of change.  One million subscriptions sold in only seven months shows that students are willing to embrace new solutions that offer value.  With Cengage Unlimited, we are well on the path to removing barriers that have caused students to limit their course load, change majors, skip meals or forgo buying materials because they cannot afford them,” said Michael E. Hansen, CEO, Cengage.

In addition to unlimited access to textbooks and course materials, a Cengage Unlimited subscription includes free access to offerings from Kaplan, Quizlet and Chegg, with more to come soon. Students pay one price for the subscription—no matter how many materials they use.  Subscriptions cost $119.99 a semester ($179.99 a year) and are available directly from Cengage, online or at campus and off-campus bookstores. Print rentals are available for $7.99 with free shipping.

Considering students spend, on average, about $500 annually (with some spending significantly more), the subscription can save students half or more of what they were paying previously. Students may use their financial aid to purchase a subscription, either through Cengage or through the bookstore.

Students using Cengage products can access a simple digital savings calculator to see if Cengage Unlimited is the right choice for them.  To reveal their potential savings, students simply type in the ISBN for their products.  And, an interactive Savings Map allows faculty, administrators and students to see which courses use Cengage at their institution.  The map highlights more than 500 schools to date.

“Students have already saved $60 million this academic year,” Hansen continued.  “We are very pleased with our success to date and look forward to offering students even more ways to achieve affordable access to quality learning.”

About Cengage
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher education, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Media Contacts
Susan Aspey
Cengage
202-695-6012
susan.aspey@cengage.com

Kristina Massari
Cengage
203-965-8694
Kristina.massari@cengage.com

Struggling Student Launches Mobile App “GrahamMe®” That Awards Daily Scholarships and Cash Prizes

New app awards scholarships and cash prizes to anyone regardless of their background by simply exercising imagination

TULSA, OK—February 6, 2019–GrahamMe®: The Daily Giveaway is the first application that awards scholarships and cash prizes by simply following official rules of play and exercising the user’s imagination. The mobile application is now available on the App Store (iOS).

GrahamMe®: The Daily Giveaway puts the player’s imagination to the test by competing with others to combine the best gif and phrase in a time-controlled environment. Within the app, users will no longer think inside the parameters but outside the box to become successful. This new mindset will help with reaching personal and professional goals, overcoming obstacles, and improving social skills. Ultimately this app can help turn ideas into opportunities due to constant exercise of the imagination.

“It’s unfortunate how many hardworking and intelligent nontraditional students that deserve an education, yet there is very little or no financial relief for all these students. If people want to change their lives through education, there have to be scholarships available for everyone regardless of their circumstances,” said Tanner Case, CEO, and Founder. “Now is the time to take control of life and start turning imagination into reality. We do this by applying three important things: Why, Imagination, and Delayed Gratification. It’s all about the W.I.D.”

GrahamMe®: The Daily Giveaway app features:
The App is an innovative new experience where college students compete nationally with other college students for scholarships without any academic bias. Guests (general public) are allowed to separately do the same for cash prizes. Users will experience the following: expansion of personal viewpoints by taking others’ viewpoints into consideration, open communication inside a community with a common goal, and a reward system for exceeding expectations in a given time period.

About GrahamMe®: The Daily Giveaway
GrahamMe®: The Daily Giveaway is a platform that’s designed to invest in active college students before, during, and after their transition into the general public regardless of there background. A Taguar, LLP. Company, GrahamMe®: The Daily Giveaway is based in Tulsa, OK and was founded in 2016.

Media
Tanner Case (CEO & Founder)
Email: wid@grahamme.com

Enter the 2019 SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards Today!

2019 SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA:
Celebrating the Finest In College Sports Video Production

The Sports Video Group (SVG) and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) are proud to announce that entries are now being accepted for the 11th Annual SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA (CSMAs).

The SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards recognize the best in college sports video production, celebrating those who have pushed the envelope and set a higher standard for the quality of live and pre-/post-produced college sports video content.

The deadline to enter this year’s competition is April 22.

Winners and finalists will be honored during a ceremony on Thursday May 30 at the 2019 SVG College Summit (May 29-31, Omni Hotel at CNN Center, Atlanta). For more information on the SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA and to watch videos from previous winners and finalists, visit www.collegesportsmediaawards.com. For more information on the SVG College Summit, visit www.svgcollege.com.

This year’s awards will be given in four divisions across five categories:

Divisions

• Professional
• Collegiate Conference Offices and Governing Bodies
• Collegiate Athletics
• Collegiate Student

Categories

• Live Game Production
• Live Non-Game Production
• Program Series
• Special Feature
• Promotion Video: Hype, Open, Tease, PSA, or Marketing Campaign

NEW FOR 2019
Those who have entered the SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA should note some key changes to the rules and entry procedures:

• Conferences and Governing Bodies Now Have Their Own Division!
Given the growth of live video production by conferences and governing bodies (NCAA, NJCAA, NAIA), this replaces the Regional Sports/Local/Syndicators Networks Division.
• Production Companies and Regional/Local/Syndicators will now compete with National Networks in the New “Professional” Division.
If you are entering as a production company, regional/local network, or syndicator, you will now compete in the National and Regional Networks, Local TV Stations, and Production Companies Division.
• Social-Media/Digital-Platform Material Accepted

Entrants are highly encouraged to submit entries that were designed primarily for social-media distribution, both live and preproduced. This includes games or non-game productions intended for airing on Facebook Live, Twitter, a Smart TV application, etc. If you have any questions about where your video fits, please ask!

Any party entering a submission to the SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards is qualifies for a complimentary pass to attend the SVG College Summit.

For complete rules and to enter your production, visit http://www.collegesportsmediaawards.com/csma/rules. Any questions regarding submissions please email Brandon Costa, Program Director of the SVG College Summit at brandon@sportsvideo.org.

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About Sports Video Group
The Sports Video Group was formed in 2006 to support the professional community that relies on video, audio, and broadband technologies to produce and distribute sports content. Leagues, owners, teams, players, broadcasters, webcasters, and consumer technology providers have joined the SVG to learn from each other, turn vision into reality, implement new innovations, while sharing experiences that will lead to advancements in the sports production/distribution process and the overall consumer sports experience. For more information, visit www.sportsvideo.org.

About National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics
NACDA is the professional and educational Association for more than 11,000 college athletics administrators at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. More than 4,000 athletics administrators annually attend NACDA & Affiliates Convention Week. Additionally, NACDA manages 15 professional associations and three foundations. For more information on NACDA, visit www.nacda.com.

About SVG College Summit
The SVG College Summit (May 29-31, Omni Hotel at CNN Center, Atlanta) is the leading, national conference for college sports video production, bringing together over 500 industry leaders from broadcast networks, athletic departments, broadcast schools, production companies, and more. To learn more, visit www.svgcollege.com.

Cengage Offers College Students Free Access to Career Resources with Cengage Unlimited Subscription

Cengage Unlimited “Career Center” offers tools to help students explore career options, learn employability skills, build resumes and more

BOSTON, February 7, 2019 — The majority of current and former college students (77 percent) are worried about having the skills needed for a job, and many (65 percent) say finding a job is more difficult today compared to their parents’ generation, according to a recent survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of Cengage.

In the same survey, employers said “uniquely human” or soft skills – listening, attention to detail effective communication, critical thinking and interpersonal skills – are among the top skills they look for, but they have a hard time finding the right candidates.

Recognizing the need for more career assistance and soft skills development to aid the transition from college to career, Cengage has added a free Career Center for subscribers of Cengage Unlimited, the first all-access subscription for higher education course materials. The Career Center allows students to explore careers, assess their skills, build resumes and access career-readiness support, including in-demand soft skills training.

“The primary reason most students go to college is to get a job,” said Michael Hansen, CEO, Cengage. “If we want to help students reach that goal, we must offer affordable access to quality learning materials that help them build the required skill set to bridge the gap from college to the workforce.”

The Career Center allows students to explore career paths available to them and discover important job facts, such as salary, growth trends and the skill sets employers are looking for. Students can also access career-readiness tutorials – 10-minute, self-paced modules – to brush up on the top employer requested soft skills and to get advice and practical tips on the job search and interview process. Resume and portfolio-building tools are also available.

Cengage Unlimited offers complete access to more than 22,000 digital course materials, including eBooks, online homework access codes and study guides. Students pay one price – $119.99 a semester ($179.99 a year) —no matter how many materials they use. More than 500,000 U.S. college students have already subscribed to Cengage Unlimited since it became available in August 2018. Students are expected to save $60 million in the 2018-19 academic year.

To learn more about Cengage Unlimited and the Career Center, go to www.cengage.com/unlimited/.

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About Cengage
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher education, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Media Contact
Kristina Massari
Cengage
203-965-8694
Kristina.massari@cengage.com

ACTA Launches HowCollegesSpendMoney.com

-A groundbreaking public online resource will help higher education leaders confront the exploding costs of college-

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) announced that it has launched HowCollegesSpendMoney.com, an innovative gateway into a vast trove of data on college spending across the country. The public launch took place on January 30 in a packed room of higher education policy makers and governing board members at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

HowCollegesSpendMoney.com provides unprecedented ease of access to financial information and spending trends from 1,500 public and private colleges and universities. Visitors can select specific colleges and instantly access eight years of their administrative and instructional spending patterns; compare them with other institutions in their peer groups; research student tuition, retention, and graduation rates; generate reports, and much more.

“The dream of a college education has become a financial nightmare for millions of students and families beset with the runaway costs of tuition and fees,” says Michael Poliakoff, ACTA’s president. “With student loan debt burgeoning past $1.5 trillion and student borrowers graduating with more than $37,000 in debt, institutions simply must get control of their explosive costs if we are to safeguard the value of higher education for the nation.

“HowCollegesSpendMoney.com is designed to equip college trustees and leaders to be more effective stewards of their institutions,” Poliakoff adds. “For the first time, they can easily arm themselves with critical data to make informed decisions about college spending in the best interests of their students—and the public.”

“Those of us who serve on governing boards urgently need solid data, better analytics, and more transparency to face down the rising costs of college,” adds Heidi Ganahl, Regent at the University of Colorado. “You can’t manage what you don’t measure. ACTA’s new resource will be a major tool to help us tackle administrative expense bloat on our college campuses.”

“I wish I’d had this website when I was on the board at Maryland. It would have been so useful in the spirit of transparency,” says former U.S. Congressman Tom McMillen (D-Maryland 1987-1993), who served as a Regent at the University of Maryland from 2007 to 2015.

To explore the site: https://www.howcollegesspendmoney.com/

Video overview: https://youtu.be/isyVJyYya4Y

For more info and FAQ: https://www.goacta.org/initiatives/actas_how_colleges_spend_money_website

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MEDIA CONTACT
Doug Sprei, dsprei@goacta.org

ACTA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to academic freedom, academic excellence, and accountability in higher education. We receive no government funding and are supported through the generosity of individuals and foundations. For more information, visit www.GoACTA.org.

ACTA invites journalists to interview the creators of HowCollegesSpendMoney.com along with higher education leaders and policy makers concerned with the explosion of college costs and student debt.

Nikon Announces The Second Year Of The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship, Reaffirming Its Commitment To Education For The Next Generation of Creators

MELVILLE, NY (January 29, 2019) – Nikon Inc. has announced that applications are now open for the second “Nikon Storytellers Scholarship.” The program, launched in December 2017, is designed to celebrate the power of visual storytelling by supporting the education of aspiring content creators. Beginning today, eligible students in the United States and Canada can apply for the chance to be selected as one of ten winners to receive a $10,000 USD academic scholarship to further their development as visual storytellers and help them in their passionate pursuit of compelling stories.

“We are so excited to be able to continue to offer scholarship support to talented students across the US and Canada who are exploring their creative passions,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. “In launching this program for a second year, Nikon is reaffirming its dedication to supporting and encouraging the next generation of creators in their pursuits to become the confident, fearless voices of tomorrow.”

The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship, which received over 1,000 submissions in its first year, is once again open to undergraduate and graduate students in the United States and Canada who are pursuing degrees in visual arts, fine arts, journalism, film, photography and multimedia/content creation, and have completed their freshman year of college or the academic equivalent.

The scholarship includes two stages of submissions. The first round consists of academic and professional references. If selected, students will advance to a semi-finalist round in which they submit an original piece of creative work to be evaluated by a committee of industry professionals. This year, building on its legacy of developing innovative optical technologies that help creators bring their creative vision to life in new and compelling ways, Nikon is challenging students to showcase what “Capture Tomorrow” means to them and how they are pushing the creative boundaries of their craft.

The ten emerging visual creators will be awarded an academic scholarship for use in the 2019-2020 school year. Qualified students are invited to visit www.NikonStorytellersScholarship.com for more information about submitting an entry, including eligibility details.

The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship Key Dates (2019-2020)

Application Open: January 29, 2019
Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
Recommendation Deadline: March 1, 2019
Semi-finalist Open: March 18, 2019
Semi-finalist Deadline: April 15, 2019
Notification of Selection Results: June 2019
Funds Disbursed: August 2019

For those interested in learning more about the Nikon Storytellers Scholarship, please visit www.NikonStorytellersScholarschip.com. For more information on the latest Nikon products, please visit www.nikonusa.com.

About Nikon
Nikon Inc. is a world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo and video capture technologies; globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance for an award-winning array of equipment that enable visual storytelling and content creation. Nikon Inc. distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories, Nikon COOLPIX® compact digital cameras and Nikon software products, as well as the revolutionary Nikon Z series of mirrorless cameras and NIKKOR Z lenses, which achieve a new dimension in optical performance. In November 2018, Nikon Corporation, the parent company of Nikon Inc., announced the production of 110 million NIKKOR lenses, creating a new milestone in Nikon’s heritage of superior optics. For more information, dial (800) NIKON-US or visit www.nikonusa.com, which links all levels of photographers and visual storytellers to the Web’s most comprehensive learning and sharing communities. Connect with Nikon on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Vimeo, Flickr and Snapchat (@NikonUSASnap).

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New Survey: Demand for “Uniquely Human Skills” Increases Even as Technology and Automation Replace Some Jobs

Survey shows 73 percent of employers say it’s very or somewhat difficult finding qualified candidates

BOSTON—January 16, 2019 — As automation increases, “uniquely human” or soft skills are among the most important skills wanted by employers, although they have difficulty finding the right candidates, according to a new survey. The survey of more than 650 employers and more than 1,500 current and former college students was conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of Cengage, the largest U.S.-based education and technology company serving the higher education market.

The survey revealed soft skills are most in demand by employers (by at least 65 percent), while quantitative skills and computer and technical skills were less so (47 percent and 50 percent, respectively).

The top skills today’s employers are looking for in candidates include:

● Listening skills (74 percent)
● Attention to detail and attentiveness (70 percent)
● Effective Communication (69 percent)
● Critical thinking (67 percent)
● Interpersonal skills (65 percent)
● Active learning/Learning new skills (65 percent)

However, the majority of employers (73 percent) said it was very or somewhat difficult finding qualified candidates, and about one-third (34 percent) say schools have not properly prepared students for jobs.

“These results show that we must not underestimate the power of the people factor in the workforce.  Technology and automation will continue to change and replace jobs, but there are skills that cannot be automated, such as the ability to think critically or problem solve,” said Michael Hansen, CEO of Cengage.

“There is a need for more soft skills training, both in college and on the job, and today’s learners and graduates must continue to hone their skills to stay ahead,” Hansen continued. “The onus is on everyone – students, colleges, employers and industry partners like Cengage – to make learning more accessible, relevant and affordable.”

Students are not having an easy time either: 65 percent say finding a job is more difficult compared to their parents’ generation.  A quarter of students (25 percent) are worried that jobs will be replaced by technology; however, what worries them even more is having the skills needed for a job (77 percent). One in three students believe their education has not adequately prepared them for the workplace.

“For candidates willing to hone their ‘uniquely human skills,’ there is opportunity,” said Hansen.   “While employers anticipate that computer and tech skills will be among the most coveted in the next five years, many human skills, such as critical thinking, communication, and the ability to learn new skills will remain important.”

For more information about the survey, please visit https://www.cengage.com/todays-learner/career-readiness#skillssurvey.

About Cengage
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher education, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

About the Survey Methodology
Employer Survey: Conducted online from September 11-16, 2018, among 502 managers who have hired in the past 6 months and 150 HR decision-makers directly involved in hiring. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points. Student Survey: Conducted online from September 11-24, 2018, among a national sample of 1564 Students, with 1050 Current Students and 514 Former Students from community colleges, two-year and four-year colleges, vocational or technical schools, and graduate schools. Results from the full survey have a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

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Media Contacts
Susan Aspey
Cengage
202-695-6012
susan.aspey@cengage.com

Kristina Massari
Cengage
203-965-8694
Kristina.massari@cengage.com

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Accepting Applications for 2019 Award Programs

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society—is currently accepting applications for its 2019 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, studies abroad and local, national and international literacy initiatives.

Since 1932, Phi Kappa Phi’s award programs have recognized members and students on its chapter campuses for outstanding academic achievement. Nearly $1 million is awarded each year through programs that last year recognized more than 350 individuals.

“Phi Kappa Phi encourages the ‘love of learning’ and supports scholarly, interdisciplinary efforts through direct support and recognition of academic excellence,” said Scott Willard, a 2018 award recipient. “This recognition and support opens doors for members of the Society and encourages continued scholarship.”

Programs currently accepting applications include:

● Fellowships: The Society recently announced an expansion of its Fellowship Program from a total distribution of $345,000 each year to $615,000. Beginning in 2019, 50 Fellowships of $8,500 each, six at $20,000 each, and two at $35,000 will be 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.

● Study Abroad Grants: 75 grants of $1,000 each will be awarded to both members and non-members studying abroad. The deadline to apply is March 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: 200 awards, at $500 each, are available to help fund post-baccalaureate studies and professional development for active members. The deadline to apply is June 30.

For more information including eligibility requirements and application instructions for each program, please visit www.phikappaphi.org/awards.

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 www.phikappaphi.org.

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CONTACT
Hannah Breaux
Communications Director
hbreaux@phikappaphi.org
225.923.7777