Deadline Approaching for the Phi Kappa Phi Literacy Grant Program

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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 accepting applications for its Literacy Grant programs until Monday, April 1.

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“The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Phi Kappa Phi chapter and Kennedy Elementary School are extremely grateful for this Literacy Grant from Phi Kappa Phi, as purchasing books ... is necessary for the successful continuation of our project,” said 2018 Literacy Grant recipient Bethany Pletcher.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society—is currently accepting applications for its Literacy Grant programs until Monday, April 1.

The Literacy Grant Program, established in 2003, was created to provide funding to Phi Kappa Phi chapters and members for literacy initiatives that reinforce part of the Society’s mission: “to engage the community of scholars in service to others.” Grants of up to $2,500 are available for new and ongoing projects ranging from traditional reading initiatives to those fostering learning in cultural, digital, financial, health, historical literacy and beyond. In 2018, Phi Kappa Phi funded 13 literacy projects in communities throughout the United States.

“The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Phi Kappa Phi chapter and Kennedy Elementary School are extremely grateful for this Literacy Grant from Phi Kappa Phi, as purchasing books for our undergraduate student tutors and children to use during tutorial sessions is necessary for the successful continuation of our project,” said 2018 Literacy Grant recipient Bethany Pletcher. The grant helps her iHeart (Islanders Helping the Early Acceleration of Readers Together) project provide materials to children in need of supplemental reading instruction.

The application period for the Literacy Grant program is currently open until April 1, 2019. For more information including eligibility requirements and application instructions, please visit http://www.phikappaphi.org/literacy.

Since 1933, Phi Kappa Phi’s award programs have recognized members and students on its chapter campuses for outstanding academic achievement. Currently, nearly $1 million is awarded each year through programs that last year recognized more than 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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