The Phi Kappa Psi Foundation is proud to provide national scholarships which recognize undergraduate and graduate Phi Psis who excel in the areas of academics, chapter leadership and campus involvement. Those who are selected often display outstanding academic achievement and excellence in service to Phi Psi, their campus and communities as well as active membership in varsity athletics, university-wide organizations, community groups and philanthropies. These awards continue to underscore the Foundation’s belief that success with the Fraternity and life first begins in the classroom.
The Foundation continually looks for ways to remain a leader in the Greek world. We analyze our programmatic offerings to ensure we are providing the best leadership and personal development options to our undergraduates. We also compare our fellowship and scholarship opportunities to guarantee they remain relevant and appropriate for our youngest members. Recently the Foundation has reviewed our National Scholarship Program.
Our findings provided insight into the award amount, number of scholarships available and scholarship deadline and evaluation timing in comparison to other Greek organizations and higher education institutions. In particular, it was discovered that many organizations provide scholarships on a yearly basis with a single deadline, which is different than our prior practices.
Based on these findings and feedback from undergraduates, the Foundation has decided to align Phi Psi’s national scholarship program more closely with that of schools and other Greek organizations. It is intended that this change will garner the positive results seen from this study. As such, applications for national scholarships will be made available September 15 with the deadline for applications being the following March. This will provide undergraduates the opportunity to apply for any and all awards they qualify for in a single application cycle. This is an exciting change for the Foundation and one which is welcomed by the undergraduates of today.
Named scholarships can be established by alumni or friends of Phi Psi. An initial fund corpus of $25,000 is required to establish a permanent fund before awards may be granted. Awards are distributed based on the award criteria and the earnings of the fund. For more information on creating a named scholarship, please contact the Foundation staff at Scholarships@PKPFoundation.org or 800.350.1852.