Top Students Invited to Join The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

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The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has extended membership invitations to students at universities and colleges across the nation. Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.

Each year, Phi Kappa Phi invites approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni on more than 300 campuses in the United States and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 7.5 percent of juniors and the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction may also qualify for membership.

Since its founding, more than 1.5 million members have been initiated into the Society. The roster of inducted members boasts leaders in just about every field imaginable, including medicine, education, business, government, science, the arts and more.

“For 120 years, Phi Kappa Phi has celebrated academic excellence in all fields of higher education,” said Society Executive Director Dr. Mary Todd. “We look forward to continuing this legacy of scholarship by honoring the outstanding achievements of eligible students on our chapter campuses.”

In addition to academic recognition, Phi Kappa Phi offers numerous benefits and resources to assist members throughout their academic and professional lives. Included in these benefits is the opportunity to apply for a number of awards, valued at $1.4 million each biennium. The Society’s award programs provide everything from $15,000 fellowships for graduate school to $500 grants for continuing education and professional development.

Phi Kappa Phi also offers career resources, networking, exclusive discounts from more than 25 corporate partners, leadership opportunities and more.

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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.” Some of the organization’s more notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, novelist David Baldacci and YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley. The Society has awarded approximately $15 million since the inception of its awards program in 1932. Today, $1.4 million is awarded each biennium to qualifying students and members through graduate fellowships, undergraduate study abroad grants, member and chapter awards, and grants for local and national literacy initiatives. For more information about Phi Kappa Phi, visit

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