The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
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Phi Kappa Phi

The University of Memphis
Chapter 121


The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awards two (2) $680 Scholarships at the spring initiation - one to an undergraduate student and one to a graduate student. Scholarships will be awarded only to students planning to continue full-time study at The University of Memphis, either in the fall 2015 or spring 2016 semester. Your application must be submitted to the Scholarship Chairperson, Dr. Beverly Bond, at, no later than 11:59pm, Friday, March 20, 2015.

Your application must contain all of the following:

1.  A brief essay (about 300 words) describing your academic, leadership, and extra-curricular activities (post-secondary school) as well as your career goals.

2.  A second original essay (about 500 words) on the following topic: “The Importance of Civility in a Democratic Society?”

3.  Two (2) letters of recommendation from University of Memphis faculty members or administrators.  These letters of recommendation can be submitted directly to the Dr. Bond at

The Scholarship Committee will not review incomplete application packets.

Scholarship awards will be available through the University of Memphis Scholarship Office in August 2015.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Do I need to submit a hard copy of my application?  

ANS: No.  Email your materials to

2. Can the letters of recommendation be sent directly to Dr. Bond or do the letters need to be submitted along with my two essays?

ANS: Your recommenders can send their letters directly to Dr. Bond.  However, it is your responsibility to make sure that these letters get to us by the deadline.  The committee will not consider incomplete applications.

3. If I was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi as an undergraduate, can I apply for the graduate scholarship?

ANS: Yes.  However, please be sure that your membership is active.


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