Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Opportunities

 

 


 

Scholarships through Phi Theta Kappa

 

Phi Theta Kappa offers members opportunities to apply for over $90 million in scholarship opportunities from Phi Theta Kappa, partnering senior colleges, universities and foundations – a benefit unmatched by other honor societies.

 

How to Apply

Use your login credentials to access the scholarship information on the Phi Theta Kappa website at www.ptk.org. The common application process allows members to apply for multiple scholarship opportunities with just one application.

 

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships Website Page: http://www.ptk.org/scholarships.aspx

 

 

Fall Scholarship Application

 

Fall Scholarship Application Deadline - December 1, 2021

 

All scholarships administered on the Fall Common Application are for use by students who are almost finished with their associate’s degree coursework and intend to enter the work force or intend to transfer to an accredited four-year college to complete a bachelor’s degree for the following upcoming academic year. When you begin an online application, you will first be required to take and pass an eligibility quiz which will help you determine your eligibility for the fall scholarships.

 

Fall Scholarships

 

Hites Transfer Scholarship

 

Must be a Phi Theta Kappa member

Transfer full-time to a senior institution in the next fall term

Demonstrate outstanding academic achievement

 

10 scholarships of $7,500 each

Total awards of $75,000

Commemorative medallions

 

Additional Information: Hites Transfer Scholarship

 

 

Guistwhite Scholarship

 

Must be a Phi Theta Kappa member

Transfer to a senior institution in the next fall term

Demonstrate outstanding Phi Theta Kappa participation

 

15 scholarships of $5,000 each

Total awards of $75,000

Commemorative medallions

 

Additional Information: Guistwhite Scholarship

 

 

GEICO Pathway to Completion Bachelor's Degree Scholarship

 

Must be a Phi Theta Kappa member

For members who have held a significant leadership position

Enroll at least part-time in a baccalaureate degree program in the next fall term

 

2 scholarships of $1,500 each

Total awards of $3,000

 

Additional Information: GEICO Pathway to Completion Bachelor's Degree Scholarship

 

 

All-USA Academic Team Scholarship

 

Open to non-members

Be nominated by your college's designated nominator

Demonstrate outstanding academic achievement

Demonstrate significant campus and community engagement

 

20 scholarships of $5,000 each

Total awards of $100,000

Commemorative medallions

 

Additional Information: All-USA Academic Team Scholarship

 

 

Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholarship

 

Open to non-members

Be nominated by your college's designated nominator

Demonstrate outstanding academic achievement

Demonstrate significant campus and/or community leadership and service

 

50 Gold Scholar Awards of $1,500

50 Silver Scholar Awards of $1,250

50 Bronze Scholar Awards of $1,000

Total awards of $187,500

Commemorative medallions

 

Additional Information: Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholarship

 

 

New Century Pathway Scholarship

 

Open to non-members

Be a top-scoring student from one of the 50 United States, Canada or other sovereign nation where at least one Phi Theta Kappa chapter resides

Be nominated by your college's designated nominator

 

104 scholarships

 

Additional Information: New Century Pathway Scholarship

 

 

All-State Academic Team

 

Be nominated by your college's designated nominator

Reside in one of the 39 participating states

 

Over $41 million available

Receive special local recognition, including medallions, certificates and oftentimes scholarships

 

Additional Information: All-State Academic Team

 


 

Spring Scholarship Application

 

Spring Scholarship Application Deadline – Closed

 

All scholarships administered on the Spring Common Application are for use by students who are relatively new community college students and plan to attend the community college for associate’s degree coursework for the upcoming academic year. When you begin an online application, you will first be required to take and pass an eligibility quiz which will help you determine your eligibility for the spring scholarships.

 

Spring Scholarships

 

Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship

 

Must be a Phi Theta Kappa member

Minimum 3.5 GPA

Must have completed 12-36 semester hours

Must be currently enrolledin a two-year associate degree program

 

200 scholarships of $1,000 each

25 scholarship earmarked for military

7 Global Leaders of Promise Scholars awarded

Total awards of $207,000

 

Additional Information: Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship

 

 

GEICO Pathway to Completion Associate’s Degree Scholarship

 

Must be a Phi Theta Kappa member

Minimum 3.5 GPA

Must meet the same eligibility criteria for, and apply on, the Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise application

Must be enrolled in a two-year associate degree program the following fall term

For members who have held a significant leadership position

 

2 scholarships of $1,000 each

Total awards of $2,000

 

Additional Information: GEICO Pathway to Completion Associate's Degree Scholarship

 

 

Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship

 

Must be a Phi Theta Kappa member

Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

Must graduate within 18 months from the time of application

 

15 scholarships of $1,000 each

Total awards of $15,000

 

Additional Information: Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship

 

Richard L. Resurreccion Public Safety Scholarship

 

Must be a Phi Theta Kappa member

Minimum 3.5 GPA

Open to Criminal Justice, Fire Science, Fire Technology, Emergency Medical Services, Public Safety Administration, Emergency Management, Homeland Security associate degree majors

 

Two scholarships of $1,000 each

Total awards of $2,000

 

Additional Information: Richard L. Resurreccion Public Safety Scholarship

 

 

South Carolina Members Only Scholarship

 

Christopher A. Calhoun Transfer Scholarship

 

Must be a U.S. citizen and Phi Theta Kappa member

Must be currently enrolled at a South Carolina two-year college or a two-plus-two college program

Must enroll in a four-year college baccalaureate degree program in South Carolina for the next fall semester

Must be eligible and apply for the All-USA Community College Academic Team

Must be nominated by the student's college

 

One $1,000 scholarship awarded annually

Recognition at the All-South Carolina Academic Team event

 

 

Carolinas Region (Members Only) Scholarship

 

The Joan Keller Servant Leader Scholarship

 

The Alpha-Omega Carolinas Regional Alumni Association sponsors and awards the Joan Keller Scholarship each year. The scholarship was initiated by the Carolinas Regional Alumni Association in honor of Joan Keller for her many years of servant leadership to the Carolinas Region as the Regional Coordinator. The purpose of the Joan Keller Scholarship initiative is to provide active Phi Theta Kappa scholars who have demonstrated servant leadership on campus and/or in the community with financial resources to help defray educational expenses while enrolled in a two-year institution. The 2019 deadline for applications for the Joan Keller Scholarship has not been announced yet.

 

Conditions of Eligibility:

A student must be a Phi Theta Kappa member in good standing and currently enrolled at a two-year college in North Carolina or South Carolina with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 at the time of application.

Part-time students, full-time students and international students are eligible to apply.

Students must have been (1) formally inducted into Phi Theta Kappa and (2) are active members (as defined by their chapter’s constitution).

Students must be enrolled at a two-year college in North Carolina or South Carolina for the academic year posted in the scholarship guidelines taking a minimum of six credits per semester; thus, totaling a minimum of 12 academic credits within an ongoing degree program during the scholarship period. Courses for non-credit or audit grade status do not qualify in the total credits earned and attempted.

The student making application must have demonstrated servant leadership on campus and/or in the community.

 

The John Sharpe Fellowship Scholarship

The purpose of the “Papa” John Sharpe Scholarship is to provide active Phi Theta Kappa members who have demonstrated scholarly fellowship on campus and/or in the community to help educational expenses for the academic year 2021- 2022 while enrolled in a two-year institution.

 

Conditions of Eligibility:

Applicant must be an active Phi Theta Kappa member in good standing and currently enrolled during the 2021-2022 Academic Year at a two-year college in North Carolina, South Carolina, or Bermuda:

1. A cumulative GPA of 3.25 at the time of application.

2. Part-time students, full-time students and international students are eligible

3. Taking a minimum of six credits per semester; thus, totaling a minimum of 12 academic credits within an ongoing program of study during the scholarship period. Courses for non-credit or audit grade status do NOT qualify in the total credits earned and attempted.

Carolinas Region Transfer Excellence Scholarship

The purpose of the Transfer Excellence Scholarship is to support active Phi Theta Kappa scholars with financial resources to help cover transfer expenses for enrollment in a four-year institution during the fall academic semester of 2022.

Conditions of Eligibility:

Applicant must be a Phi Theta Kappa member in good standing and currently enrolled at a two-year college in North Carolina, South Carolina, or Bermuda with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 at the time of application.

➢ Part-time students, full-time students and international students are eligible to apply.

➢ Applicants (1) must have joined Phi Theta Kappa and (2) must be an active member (as defined by their chapter’s Constitution) at the time of application.

➢ Applicants must be admitted into a four-year institution and provide proof of enrollment upon entrance in fall semester 2022 for funds to be dispersed.

 

Other Scholarships
 

Ewing Citation Scholarship Award

 

Must be a Phi Theta Kappa member
 

Awarded to the author of the manuscript judged to be the most outstanding of those submitted to the Nota Bene literary anthology
 

Must be a community college student at the time the manuscript is submitted
 

 

1 award of $1,000
 

 

Additional Information:  Nota Bene Literary Competition

 

 

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

 

Apply directly to the Foundation for consideration
 

Application opens in March, due in October

Offers U.S. citizens research, study and teaching opportunities for graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals, scientists and artists for one academic year

 

Number of awards and award amounts vary

 

Link to Fulbright U.S. Student Program: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/fulbright-us-student-program

 

 

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund

 

Apply directly to the Fund for consideration

Application due in March

Must be of Hispanic heritage

Must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
 

Must enroll full-time at an accredited four-year college during the fall following scholarship application
 

Award amounts vary from $500 to $5,000

 

Link to scholarship information: http://hsf.net/

 

 

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

 

Apply directly to the Foundation for consideration
 

Spring & Summer Programs: application opens in August, due in October
 

Summer & Fall Programs: application opens in January, due in March
 

Offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students to pursue study or internship programs abroad
 

 

Award amounts vary from $5,000-$8,000

2,500+ awards given annually

 

Link to Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship: https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/

 

 

Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships

 

Apply directly to the Foundation for consideration

Applications due in October

 

Maximum $40,000 available per student, per year
 

Provides funding for tuition, room and board, books and other required fees
 

 

Link to Jack Kent Cooke Foundation: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/undergraduate-transfer/

 

 

The Jeannette Rankin Foundation

 

Apply directly to the Foundation for consideration
 

Application typically due in March

Must be a woman age 35 or older receiving low income
 

Must enroll at an accredited community college or four-year college
 

Must be used for associate, technical and vocational programs
 

$2,000 award

May be renewed up to 5 years
 

Provides funding for college and living expenses
 

Link to Jeanette Rankin Foundation:  http://www.rankinfoundation.org/

 

 

International Scholar Laureate Program

 

Application due in March

Must be a Phi Theta Kappa member
 

Must study internationally in career fields of business, diplomacy and international relations, engineering, medicine and nursing programs
 

 

8 scholarships of $1,000 each
 

Total awards of $8,000
 

 

Additional Information: International Scholar Laureate Program

 

 

Hurst Review NCLEX Scholarship

 

Must be a Phi Theta Kappa member
 

Must be enrolled in a nursing degree program
 

25 scholarships of $250 each for the NCLEX exam fee

Free subscription to the premier Hurst NCLEX Review for scholarship recipients
 

Total awards of $13,750
 

Additional Information: Hurst Review NCLEX Scholarship

 

 

Transfer Scholarships

 

More than $37 million in transfer scholarship opportunities available to members
 

Available at nearly 750 senior institutions
 

Scholarships are administered by each senior institution
 

 

For details visit PTK CONNECT (login required)

 

 

Scholarship Resources

 

Link to Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Resources