2015 Graduate Fellowship Competition

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi currently awards fifty-one (51) Fellowships of $5,000 each and six (6) at $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. The Auburn University chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards.


To apply for a Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship, you must:

  • Be an active member of Phi Kappa Phi (annual dues paid by April 15 of the current year) or have accepted membership by June 30 of the year in which you are applying. Applications will be accepted from individuals selected for membership but not yet initiated; see the application form for details.
  • Have applied to enroll as a full-time student in a post-baccalaureate program of study for the current academic year. Accredited international institutions are acceptable.

Please note:

  • International students are eligible.
  • Students registering in all professional and graduate fields are eligible.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed 10 or more graduate credits on or before April 15 are not eligible.
  • Winners may defer for up to two years, pending approval.

Selection Criteria

Selection is based on the applicant's promise of success in graduate or professional study, as evidenced by:

  • Academic achievement, including transcripts, honors and awards, relevant research experience, standardized test scores, and samples of creative work
  • Service and leadership experience, on and off campus
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement and career goals
  • Work Sample
  • Acceptance at an approved graduate or professional program 

Deadline and Notification

  • Submit your complete application packet by 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 to Dr. Paul Harris, Associate Director, Honors College, 200 Cater Hall, Auburn University
  • Each chapter will select one applicant as its nominee for the competition.
  • All Fellowship recipients will be announced no later than June 15. 

To Apply

To obtain application materials, download the application packet (using Adobe Acrobat Reader). You may complete the application online, print it out, and submit it with the other required materials to your chapter.

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