Oregon State University

Fellowships and Scholarships

Graduate Fellowship

Established in 1932, the National Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Program currently awards annually six fellowships of $15,000 each and fifty-one fellowships of $5,000 each for post-graduate study at accredited institutions of higher learning. The fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis for first-year graduate or professional study. Each chapter may nominate one student for the national competition. All national nominees receive a one-year active membership in Phi Kappa Phi.

Our local chapter also contributes a $1,000 award and the initiation fee. The multidisciplinary nature of Phi Kappa Phi is reflected in its Fellowship and Award of Excellence recipients. Awardees represent a variety of fields including biology, chemistry, engineering, political science, mathematics, and psychology. Likewise, the professions they select are equally diverse: law, medicine, business, education, science, or the arts. More information regarding the Graduate Fellowship can be found on the national page here.

OSU Chapter Instructions for Submitting the Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship Application (2017-2018)

CHAPTER DEADLINE: Completed applications, including transcripts and letters of reference, must be received at the local OSU chapter no later than 5pm on Monday, April 3, 2017.

All application material must be received by this date either by email at Bill.Bogley@oregonstate.edu or in hard copy at

Professor Bill Bogley
Department of Mathematics
Kidder 368
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4605

Download the official required application form from the national PKP website. (http://www.phikappaphi.org/grants-awards/fellowship#.WFRPDGQrK8q)

Along with the Application Form and Instructions, you will also find:

  • Eligibility and Selection Criteria
  • Information about Deadlines and Notification
  • FAQ, Fact Sheet, Sample Statement, and Advice for Applicants.

Your Phi Kappa Phi Membership: Phi Kappa Phi membership is a strict criterion for Fellowship eligibility. For returning members, your dues must be paid through April 15, 2017.  Invitees must have accepted the invitation to join and been initiated no later than June 30, 2017.

Letters of Reference: You will need three.  Be sure to provide each of your referees with a completed copy of the Letter of Recommendation Request Form that is included in the application. Signed and typed letters should be submitted directly to the above email or postal address and be sure they know to include the completed Request Form. If letters are sent to you they must be enclosed in a sealed envelope that is signed by the referee.

Transcripts: You will need to submit (clear copies or scans of) official transcripts from each post-secondary institution that you have attended to the email or postal address listed above. Unfortunately we cannot return transcripts or other application materials.

Test Scores: Send a copy of the official score report from the testing agency of all tests that you took for graduate program admission. These should include percentile ranks.

Graduate Study Plans: To be eligible for the Fellowship, you must apply for admission to a full-time graduate program for 2017-2018. Admission to such a program is a selection consideration.

Work Sample: Your application should include a sample of your “best academic writing, ” possibly an excerpt of a thesis or some other capstone project, roughly 2500 words (but NOT substantially longer and not from a multiple author project!!). See the application for further instructions and guidelines.

The Application Form is a fillable PDF. Be sure to use only the 2017-2018 form!! (NOT the 2016-2017 form!!!) (https://www.phikappaphi.org/docs/default-source/grants-and-awards-general-documents/fellowship-award-documents/2017-fellowship-application.pdf?sfvrsn=0)

We look forward to receiving you applications.

Recipient Date Awarded
Scharzenberger, Stormy Saturday, April 16, 2016
Mangan, Emily Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Loren, Cassandra Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Childs, Maegan Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Harrison, Kate Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Brydone-Jack, Michael James Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Tilleman, Kirsten Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Harrison, Kate Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Thompson, Trevor Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Neff, Adam Edwin Monday, May 1, 2006
Meeuwsen, Michael Joseph Thursday, May 1, 2003
Wilson, John Tanner Tuesday, May 7, 2002
Shonkwiler, Brenda Ellyn Tuesday, May 8, 2001

Tunison Undergraduate Scholarship Application

In 1969 the OSU Chapter of PKP began awarding a series of annual scholarships of $500 each, one for an outstanding high school student entering Oregon State as a freshman and one for an outstanding junior to assist in completing the senior year at Oregon State. Over the years these increased to three junior scholarship awards. In 1988 the chapter officers voted to eliminate the scholarship for the incoming freshman and add a fourth junior scholarship. Because of constantly increasing tuition, the 1988 Scholarship Committee recommended increasing the amount of the awards even if it meant decreasing the number of recipients. Thus, in 1989 the amount was increased to $1,000, and the number of scholarships reduced to two. In 1996 the scholarship amount was again increased, this time to $1,500, and the scholarships were renamed the Tunison Scholarships. These scholarships are supported by the interest from the Phi Kappa Phi–Tunison Endowment and members’ contributions to the fund.

All Junior and Senior Phi Kappa Phi initiates, with at least one to three additional quarters to complete at OSU, are invited to apply. The scholarships are to be used for senior year tuition at OSU. The primary criterion for selection of recipients is scholarly achievement.

  1. These scholarships are awarded only to individuals who are eligible for, and accept membership into, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the time the award is made
  2. The scholarship funds will be applied toward the awardee's OSU tuition bill

Download the application form: Tunison application (MS Word format)

For questions, contact Dr. Susie Brubaker-Cole.

Complete both pages of the application form and return the complete, printed form to the following address or by email to Dr. Susie Brubaker-Cole by the Deadline December 21,2016:

OSU PKP Fellowships and Awards Committee
c/o Susie Brubaker-Cole
Vice Provost for Student Affairs
632 Kerr Administration Building
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR  97331

Recipient Date Awarded
Chau, Trisha Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Pho, Alexander Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Tran, Justin Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Irawan, Krisna Putra Tuesday, February 16, 2016
McDonald, Kathryn Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Corvi, Elizabeth Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Hittner, Victoria Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Walters, Amy Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Manriquez, Cody Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Kesecker, Kacy Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Paige, Ashley Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Ennamuri, Deepthika Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Cahill-Weisser, Shannon Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Drewry, Kelsey Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Dang, Victor Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Fassio, Sara Tuesday, May 8, 2012
McGregor, Stephanie Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Ortiz, Alexa Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Ireton, Kyle Edward Tuesday, May 3, 2011
O'Neal, Ryan Matthew Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Arvidson, Rheannon Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Hibner, Megan C. Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Weston, Jennifer Rene Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Schwartz, Amanda Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Neal, Susan Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Rogers, Shayna M. Tuesday, May 6, 2008