More Graduates to Show Pride in Their Countries of Origin and Heritage

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Current political climate in the U.S. has created demand for international and Study abroad stoles.

Memphis, Tennessee—In the past, graduation ceremonies were usually a sea of uniformity. However, that is changing. As graduating seniors walk across the stage to receive their diplomas, many want to differentiate themselves from their classmates by adding some personalization to their caps and gowns. For the last few years, there has been a growing trend of wearing personalized graduation outfits that reflect each individual’s tastes and interests. Ethnic-themed graduation stoles are being offered by several online retailers like Graduation-Stoles.com and Goldcoastafrica.com.

This year, more international students will be showing pride in their countries of origin with stoles displaying their country’s flags. Mexican and Mexican-American graduates will wear colorful serapes that reflect their heritage. A colorful, traditional Native American design is also available. African and African-American graduates can purchase hand-woven Kente stoles that are imported from Ghana.

According to Haven Hughlett, Graduation-stoles.com’s Chief Production Officer, “Current political climate in the U.S. has created demand for international and Study abroad stoles at Graduation-Stoles.com. More graduating seniors are personalizing their stoles with quotes such as Proud daughter/son of an Immigrant, Si Se Puede, Proud Immigrant and Black Grads Matter. It’s a unique way for today’s graduates, tomorrow’s leaders to express their position regarding the current immigration debate and be involved in the political process.”

Personalized stoles can be embroidered with names, dates, flags, achievements, degrees, majors, special quotes, dedications, and nicknames. If personalization is not desired, the stoles can also be left plain, relying on the beautiful colors and designs to make a statement rather than personalized words or symbols. Stoles are available for the LGBTQ community, Greek letter fraternities and sororities.

Online retailers are encouraging graduating seniors to order early to avoid rush fees, overnight delivery charges and disappointments on delivery of their stoles.

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A.J Akoto
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Truth Initiative and CVS Health Foundation Launch Program to Make Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Community Colleges Tobacco-Free

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Effort aims to help communities profiled by the tobacco industry

Washington, D.C. April 13, 2017 – Truth Initiative® and the CVS Health Foundation are joining together to work with students and administrators at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and community colleges across the country to advocate for, adopt and implement 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free campus policies.

Where you live, who you love, your race, your mental health and financial status play an important role in how hard tobacco companies come after you. For decades, African Americans, low-income neighborhoods, LGBTQ communities and those with mental illness have been disproportionally targeted with advertising and promotional efforts. The “truth x CVS Health Foundation” tobacco-free campus initiative follows the launch of the latest campaign by truth®, #STOPPROFILING, that underscores the fact that tobacco use is more than a public health issue, it’s a social justice issue.

Despite lower youth and young adult smoking rates overall, smoking on college campuses remains a problem in the U.S. Of the 102 federally recognized HBCUs in the country, less than half have smoke-free and/or tobacco-free campus policies. Of the 1,108 community colleges in the U.S., only 360 have 100 percent smoke-free policies in place[1].

“With 99 percent of smokers starting before age 27, college campuses are critical to preventing young adults from starting tobacco use, aiding current smokers in quitting and reducing exposure to secondhand smoke for all,” said Robin Koval, CEO and President of Truth Initiative, the national public health organization that directs and funds the truth campaign. “Our partnership aims to counteract the decades of profiling of African Americans and low income communities by Big Tobacco. We are thrilled to be working with the CVS Health Foundation to make smoking and tobacco use a thing of the past on HBCU and community college campuses.”

Since the launch of their tobacco-free college program in 2015, Truth Initiative has awarded funding to 135 colleges. To date, 50 colleges have gone smoke- or tobacco-free (40 community colleges and 10 HBCU’s).

The “truth x CVS Health Foundation” tobacco-free campus initiative is part of CVS Health’s Be The First campaign, the company’s five year, $50 million commitment to helping deliver the nation’s first tobacco-free generation. CVS Health and the CVS Health Foundation have set actionable and measurable goals for Be The First, including a doubling of the number of tobacco-free educational institutions in the United States.

In addition to supporting Truth Initiative to expand technical assistance to support 42 HBCUs and 64 community colleges advance their campus policy effort, the CVS Health Foundation is also working with the American Cancer Society to help 125 colleges advocate for, adopt and implement 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free campuses. Students, faculty and staff at the schools are charged with developing a campus task force, assessing tobacco use on their campus and developing public-education campaigns to support comprehensive tobacco- and smoke-free polices on the campus.

“Today’s young people are a generation with an unyielding commitment to diversity, inclusivity and equality, and that includes making sure health benefits are equally distributed across ethnic and socioeconomic classes,” said David Casey, Chief Diversity Officer at CVS Health. “We’re proud that the CVS Health Foundation is working with Truth Initiative to help HBCUs and community colleges adopt tobacco-free campus policies. Helping more colleges and universities go tobacco-free is an important step in achieving our shared goal of helping to deliver the first tobacco-free generation.”

The tobacco industry has long profiled minority communities, particularly African Americans, with intense advertising and promotional efforts. For example, in major cities like Washington D.C., there are up to ten times more tobacco advertisements in African American neighborhoods than in other neighborhoods. There is a disproportionate health burden of tobacco-related morbidity and mortality among African Americans. Each year, approximately 47,000 African Americans die from smoking-related disease. Research has also shown a clear pattern of targeted marketing in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods. People living below the poverty level in the U.S. are nearly twice as likely to smoke, compared to those at or above the poverty level.

Additional stats on smoking

- Teen smoking of traditional cigarettes in the U.S. reached a historic low of six percent in 2016, but tobacco still remains the leading preventable cause of death in the United States.
- Cigarettes cause over 480,000 deaths annually in the U.S.
- Tobacco kills up to half of its users.
- LGBTQ young adults, ages 18-24, are nearly twice as likely to smoke as their straight peers.
- Individuals with mental illness account for up to 46 percent of cigarettes sold in the U.S.
- People living below the poverty level in the U.S. are nearly twice as likely to smoke, compared to those at, or above, the poverty level.

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About Truth Initiative
Truth Initiative is a national public health organization that is inspiring tobacco-free lives and building a culture where all youth and young adults reject tobacco. The truth about tobacco and the tobacco industry are at the heart of our proven-effective and nationally recognized truth® public education campaign, our rigorous and scientific research and policy studies, and our innovative community and youth engagement programs supporting populations at high risk of using tobacco. The Washington D.C.-based organization, formerly known as Legacy, was established and funded through the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement between attorneys general from 46 states, five U.S. territories and the tobacco industry. To learn more about our work speaking, seeking and spreading the truth about tobacco, visit truthinitiative.org.

About the CVS Health Foundation
The CVS Health Foundation is a private charitable organization created by CVS Health that works to build healthier communities, enabling people of all ages to lead healthy, productive lives. The Foundation provides strategic investments to nonprofit partners throughout the U.S. who help increase community-based access to health care for underserved populations, create innovative approaches to chronic disease management and provide tobacco cessation and youth prevention programming. We also invest in scholarship programs that open the pathways to careers in pharmacy to support the academic aspirations of the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our philanthropy also extends to supporting our colleagues’ spirit of volunteerism through Volunteer Challenge grants to nonprofits where they donate their time and fundraising efforts. To learn more about the CVS Health Foundation and its giving, visit www.cvshealth.com/social-responsibility.

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Mickey Chagnon
202-454-5902
mchagnon@truthinitiative.org


[1] This is based on the Smokefree and Tobacco-Free U.S. and Tribal Colleges and Universities list the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation published on April 3, 2017.

Looking for a Rewarding, Flexible Career after Graduation? Here’s Why Becoming a CFP® Pro Might Be For You

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With many recent graduates looking a rewarding career with growth potential, work-life balance and satisfaction of helping others, the profession of financial planning should be top of mind.

Demand for financial planners is growing. In fact, it’s expected to grow 4 times faster than other occupations, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And there are financial rewards, with the Bureau reporting that financial planners earn a median salary of $89K.

A career in financial planning also provides you the opportunity to make a difference in lives of individuals and families by helping them reach their life goals. “There’s so much transformation in one’s life when they get their finances together,” says Brittany Castro, a Los Angeles-based CFP® Professional. “It’s a great feeling because I know I helped them get there.”

By becoming a CFP® Pro, you can further distinguish yourself with employers in the financial services industry who are increasingly seeking out CFP® certification as the most desired credential in this growing field. Today’s CFP® Pros are key parts of their communities, helping people achieve their dreams through financial planning. From budgeting and planning for retirement to managing taxes and insurance coverage, CFP® pros help their clients bring all the pieces of their financial lives together.

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Check out 5 facts that might surprise you about a career in financial planning: 

1. It’s not all about math. The key to a flourishing career in financial planning is creative problem solving, relationship building and communication skills. CFP® pros help people take a holistic, “big picture” look at their finances to help them reach their life goals

2. It offers freedom and flexibility. Talk to successful CFP® professionals and you will learn that what they value the most in their work is the freedom and flexibility to balance their personal and professional lives.

3. Demand for financial planners is growing. Job growth for financial advisors is expected to grow 4 times higher than other occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

4. It’s not a one-size-fits-all career. From striking out on your own to working at firms big and small, there are a variety of career pathways for CFP® professionals. In 2014, about 1 in 5 personal financial planners were self-employed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

5. It allows you to build your future by helping others. This exciting career brings personal satisfaction of helping others, as well as financial rewards. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the median pay for personal financial planners is $89K.

Visit www.CFPPro.org to learn more about becoming a CFP® Pro, including stories from successful CFP® pros and a variety of resources to get you started on your own path.  You can also join the conversation on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #CFPPro.

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LEDINSKY LIGHTS UP WITH HYPNOTIC NEW VISUAL

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APRIL 7, 2017

SWEDISH INDIE TUNESMITH UNVEILS “HIGH SOCIETY” COMPANION VIDEO
NEW VIDEO FOLLOWS LAST YEAR’S BREAKTHROUGH POP PROTEST ANTHEM,
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HIGH SOCIETY” EP AVAILABLE NOW

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Atlantic recording artist Ledinsky has announced the premiere of his new video for “High Society.” “High Society” – produced by acclaimed designer Spencer Graves (G-Eazy & Kehlani, Britney Spears Ft. Tinashe, Ariana Grande) – debuted earlier this week via High Times.

“High Society” is of course the delightfully dope title track from Ledinsky’s label debut EP. “HIGH SOCIETY” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services. The “High Society” remix by artist and composer Dan Deacon also premiered yesterday via Brooklyn Vegan.

The “HIGH SOCIETY” EP is highlighted by the internationally successful protest anthem, “DonaldTrumpMakesMeWannaSmokeCrack.” The track – which was inspired by the Swedish-born indie singer/songwriter’s increasing desperation at our political climate – proved a global sensation upon its arrival last summer, ascending to #1 on the Spotify Viral Charts in the US, the UK, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Columbia, Spain, France, Hungary, and the Netherlands.

Ledinsky left his native Sweden just over a decade ago, making a new home in Los Angeles where he earned a reputation as a crafty songwriter and producer through collaborations with such diverse artists as Shakira, Rihanna, Zara Larsson, TV On The Radio, Tove Lo, and fellow Atlantic recording artists Icona Pop. All songs on the “HIGH SOCIETY” EP were written, produced, and performed by Ledinsky. Additional backing comes from like-minded musicians including Swedish artist and tunesmith Erik Hassle (Icona Pop, Ellie Goulding), Refused drummer David Sandstrom, and TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek, who contributes drums, guitars and keyboards while also assisting in the creation of the EP’s memorable cover art.

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Deadline Approaching for Phi Kappa Phi Award Programs

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The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective all discipline honor society—is currently accepting applications for its Love of Learning Award and Literacy Grant programs until Saturday, April 1.

Awarded twice a year, Love of Learning Awards help fund post-baccalaureate professional development for active Phi Kappa Phi members including graduate and professional studies, doctoral dissertations, continuing education, career development, travel related to teaching and research, and more. Phi Kappa Phi will award grants of $500 each to 100 members during Session A of the program. To be eligible, applicants must have completed their baccalaureate studies by the April 1 deadline.

The Literacy Grant Program, established in 2003, was created to provide funding to Phi Kappa Phi chapters and members for literacy initiatives that reinforce part of the Society’s mission: “to engage the community of scholars in service to others.” Grants of up to $2,500 are available for new and ongoing projects ranging from traditional reading initiatives to those fostering learning in cultural, digital, financial, health, historical literacy and beyond.

The application period for each of these award programs is currently open until April 1, 2017. For more information including eligibility requirements and application instructions, please visit www.phikappaphi.org/awards.

Since 1933, the Society’s award programs have recognized members and students on its chapter campuses for outstanding academic achievement. Currently, $1.4 million is awarded each biennium 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.

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.

Media Contact
Hannah Breaux
Communications Director
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
hbreaux@phikappaphi.org
225.923.7777

Applications Available for Phi Kappa Phi Student Leadership Summit

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The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all disciplines—has announced that applications for its 2017 Student Vice President Leadership Summit are now available. The Summit will be held July 13-16 in Denver, Colorado.

Now in its third year, the two-day event will bring together student vice presidents from Phi Kappa Phi chapters across the country to engage in activities aimed at bolstering leadership development skills. Participants will also have the opportunity to network with other student vice presidents and learn strategies for enhancing Phi Kappa Phi chapters.

“I cannot stress enough how beneficial this Summit was for me,” said Jaime Staengel, a previous attendee. “The ability to hear what other chapters are doing or have done to improve was valuable, and I took some ideas away that I plan to implement at Murray State University.”

Applications for the event will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 15, 2017. Nominations will be limited to one student vice president per Phi Kappa Phi chapter.

To be eligible to attend, students must be an active member of Phi Kappa Phi and currently serve as a student vice president within their chapter. Members must also be returning to campus as a full-time student during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Established in 2013 and hosted every other year, the Student Vice President Leadership Summit was developed to engage Phi Kappa Phi’s student vice presidents in personal and organizational development. Since its creation, more than 125 students have attended the event.

To learn more about the Summit and download an application, visit www.phikappaphi.org/summit.

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.

Media Contact
Hannah Breaux
Communications Director
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
hbreaux@phikappaphi.org
225.923.7777

GREEN AMERICA: ONE MILLION TREES COULD BE SAVED EACH YEAR IF UNIVERSITIES SWITCHED TO ONLY RECYCLED PAPER FOR ALUMNI MAGAZINES

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Green America calls on universities to make “Better Paper Commitment” and would keep one million trees standing each year through using 100 percent recycled paper in alumni magazines.

WASHINGTON, DC – March 21, 2017– In its newest push to encourage the magazine industry to embrace the use of recycled paper, the nonprofit Green America’s Better Paper Project launched “One Million Trees” today to encourage higher education institutions to publish alumni magazines on recycled paper in order to save trees and reduce landfill waste. One million trees a year could be saved if colleges and universities took this common-sense step for the environment.

According to the U.S. Census, there are almost 67 million people with higher education degrees across the country, with over three million new graduates joining alumni associations every year. These alumni receive up to four magazines throughout the year from their alma maters. These tens of millions of alumni magazines add up to significant environmental impacts, such as wasting enough energy to power a small town for an entire year. However, if all colleges used 100 percent recycled paper for their alumni publications, this could have annual savings up to:

• 1,000,000 trees. That’s two trees still standing every minute of every year.
• 90,000,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. CO2 is a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change, and recycled paper production produces much less than new paper.
• Enough water to fill over 700 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
• Over 16,000 tons of solid waste from new paper production. Pollution from paper production pollutes rivers and streams, killing wildlife and impairing recreational areas.

“The impact of losing one million trees a year is just too much for alumni magazines that could look every bit as good using recycled paper,” said Beth Porter, director of Green America’s Better Paper Project. “Universities across the country have a chance to greatly influence recycled paper demand by printing their alumni magazines with better paper that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and lessens impacts on forests. If you are a college graduate, please consider calling your university’s alumni office to tell them you want your alma mater to switch to recycled paper.”

“Printing on recycled paper is a great way to achieve multiple environmental benefits all at the same time,” said Susan Kinsella, executive director of Conservatree, a nonprofit environmental organization that researches and strategizes paper production impacts. “Not only does recycled paper save trees and reduce greenhouse gases, but it also reduces the demand for water and energy, diminishes the production of solid waste, and quickly minimizes the paper production footprint on the environment. In fact, a recent life cycle analysis found that 100% recycled paper had considerably lower impact levels for over 140 environmental impact categories. And it’s top quality paper, as well.”

Green America is asking universities to participate in the One Million Trees campaign by making the Better Paper Commitment. By taking this step, universities would commit to starting with a minimum of 30% recycled content for alumni magazines and publications, as well as using Forestry Stewardship Council-certified fiber for any virgin content in the paper. More on the goals of the campaign can be found here: http://betterpaper.org/onemilliontrees.

“Americans are increasingly asking businesses and institutions to take active steps to support the environment,” said Todd Larsen, executive co-director of Green America. “We’ve heard from thousands of college and university graduates who are asking their universities to use recycled paper in their magazines. As university students are increasingly urging their schools to reduce their environmental footprint, switching to recycled papers is a great way for schools to lower their carbon, water, and forest impacts.”

Environmental impact estimates were made using the Environmental Paper Network Paper Calculator Version 3.2.1. For more information, visit www.papercalculator.org.

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ABOUT GREEN AMERICA
Green America is the nation’s leading green economy organization. Founded in 1982, Green America (formerly Co-op America) provides economic strategies and practical tools for businesses and individuals to solve today’s social and environmental problems. www.GreenAmerica.org

Green America’s Better Paper Project has 15 years of experience guiding publishers to more sustainable paper choices for magazines. This goal of increasing the demand for recycled paper offers huge relief to endangered forest areas, curbs the publishing industry’s climate change impacts, and lessens pollution of nearby communities through new paper production. www.BetterPaper.org

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Max Karlin
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Entries Are Open for 9th Annual SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards

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The Sports Video Group (SVG) and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) are proud to announce that entries are being accepted for the 9th Annual SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards (CSMAs). The SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards recognizes 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/postproduced college sports-video content.

Winners and finalists will be honored during the SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards Ceremony on June 1 at the 2017 SVG College Sports Summit (May 31-June 2, Omni Hotel at CNN Center, Atlanta).

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

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National Networks
Regional/Local Networks, Syndicators, and Production Companies
Collegiate Athletics
Collegiate Student
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Live Game Production
Live Non-Game Production
Program Series
Special Feature
Promotion Video: Hype, Open, Tease, PSA, or Marketing Campaign

For those who have entered the SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards, please note some key changes to the rules and entry procedures:
• Deadline has been moved up to April 14.
• Live Social-Media Material Accepted
• Conference Digital Networks Move to a New Division
• Professional Production Companies Move to a New Division
• Eligibility of In-Stadium Hype Video

Please note that any party entering a submission to the SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards is eligible to attend the SVG College Sports Summit (May 31-June 2, 2017, Atlanta) for free.

Deadline for submissions to the College Sports Media Awards is April 14, 2017. For complete rules and to enter your production, visit http://www.svgcollege.com/college-sports-media-awards/2017-rules/. Any questions regarding submissions please email Andrew Lippe at andrew@sportsvideo.org or call 212-481-8133.

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, now in its 50th year, 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.

Deadline Approaching for the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Program

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The deadline to apply for a fellowship from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is April 15, 2017. Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society, will award six $15,000 grants and 51 $5,000 grants to students nationwide.

Since its creation in 1932, the Fellowship Program has become one of the Society’s most visible and financially well-supported endeavors, allocating $345,000 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.

“This Fellowship Program can transform your life by putting a graduate level educational experience within financial reach, and I thank my Phi Kappa Phi advisors for encouraging me to apply,” said Joseph Schartz, a 2016 Fellow. “I encourage any student who is considering graduate school to learn how Phi Kappa Phi can enable you to go above and beyond as a student scholar.”

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.

In addition to the Fellowship Program, the Society awards $1.4 million each biennium to qualifying students and members through study abroad grants, dissertation 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 endorse 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, 2017. Chapter deadlines vary. If you are a student interested in applying for a fellowship, visit www.phikappaphi.org/chapterlist 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.

Media Contact
Hannah Breaux
Communications Director
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
hbreaux@phikappaphi.org
225.923.7777