The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline honor society. Phi Kappa Phi inducts approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff, and alumni every year. Once inducted, Phi Kappa Phi members gain a lifelong passport to a global network of academic and professional opportunities. Since its founding in 1897, more than 1 million members have been initiated. Some of the organization's more notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, writer John Grisham, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, and Netscape founder James Barksdale.

Phi Kappa Phi has chapters on nearly 300 select college and university campuses 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."

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2017 Summer Study Abroad Grant Recipient

Last year, a junior in MSU’s Horticultural Science program, Melissa Eggleston, was selected as a recipient of the 2017 Study Abroad Grant. Eggleston used the funds to attend an International Studies in Horticulture course, The History and Future of Horticulture in the United Kingdom.

2017 Love of Learning Award Recipient

Kellee Coviak Hansen has been selected as a recipient of Phi Kappa Phi’s Love of Learning Award, which she used to help fund her presentation at the annual American Music Therapy Association conference in November 2017.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Graduate Fellowship
Chapter application deadline: March 16, 2018

Excellence Award in Interdisciplinary Scholarship
Nomination deadline: March 16, 2018

Faculty Membership
Nomination deadline: March 16, 2018

Professional Staff Membership
Nomination deadline: March 16, 2018

Alumni Membership
Nomination deadline: March 16, 2018

Literacy Grant
Application deadline: April 1, 2018

Annual Initiation Ceremony
April 17, 2018

Study Abroad Grants
Session A deadline: February 15, 2018
Session B deadline: September 15, 2018

Love of Learning Award
Session A deadline: April 1, 2018
Session B deadline: October 1, 2018

Dissertation Fellowship
Deadline for application: November 30, 2018

Distinguished Service Award
Deadline for application: February 1, 2018

Scholar and Artist Awards
Deadline for application: February 1, 2018