The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Seeking Nominations for Scholar, Artist, and Service Awards

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Given once a biennium, the awards honor individuals who have demonstrated the ideals of Phi Kappa Phi through their lifelong activities, achievements, and scholarship.

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The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society, is currently seeking nominations for its Scholar, Artist, and Ray Sylvester Distinguished Service Awards. The deadline to submit a nomination is February 1, 2018.

Given once a biennium, the awards honor individuals who have demonstrated the ideals of the Society through their lifelong activities, achievements, and scholarship. Each award highlights the academic and professional accomplishments of Phi Kappa Phi members who are renowned in their field.

First presented in 1974, the Scholar Award recognizes excellence in teaching, research, and public service. In 1983, the Artist Award was established to recognize the achievements of those who, in addition to their outstanding scholarship, have displayed talents in the broad realm of the arts—creative, graphic, performing, visual, and fine arts.

Named in memory of Dr. H. Ray Sylvester, who at the time of his death served as president-elect, the Ray Sylvester Distinguished Service Award honors an individual who has provided sustained, non-compensated volunteer service to others beyond the realm of academia. The Distinguished Service Award was established in 2013.

Recipients of each award will receive a $1,000 honorarium, life membership and a recognition citation. The three honorees will be recognized at the Society’s 2018 Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 2-4.

The deadline to submit a nomination is February 1, 2018. Self-nominations are accepted. To learn more about the awards including nomination criteria and requirements or to view past recipients, please visit http://www.phikappaphi.org/awards.    

Since 1933, Phi Kappa Phi’s award programs have recognized members and students on its chapter campuses for outstanding academic achievement. Currently, $1.4 million is awarded each biennium through programs that last year recognized over 350 individuals.

About Phi Kappa Phi
Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities 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." For more information, visit http://www.phikappaphi.org.

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