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2017 Emerging Scholar Award: nomination deadline December 21, 2016

 The Oregon State University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi is now accepting nominations for the Emerging Scholar Award. The chapter established the award to honor tenure-track faculty members in any academic unit who are in the early stages of their professional careers in recognition of outstanding research or creative activity in their field of study. The award consists of a plaque and first year membership dues to both the local OSU Chapter and the National Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

A nominee must be a faculty member at OSU who:

  • Holds a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in any academic field at OSU
  • Has conducted outstanding research or creative work in the arts, sciences, or professional fields, especially while at OSU

Nomination packets (20 pages or less and less than 1MB in a single pdf file format) are confidential and should include in the following order:

  • A nominating letter of not more than 2 pages (include mention of a fundamental contribution that best identifies the candidate’s emergence as a scholar in their field).
  • A position description including percent (%) responsibilities.
  • A curriculum vita documenting actions in the areas of the position description.
  • At least two, but no more than four, supporting letters of recommendation.

Applications (electronic preferred) must be submitted by December 21 to:

OSU PKP Fellowships and Awards Committee
c/o Michael Wing
Peavy Hall 280
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331

The OSU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships and Awards Committee reviews nominations and selects recipients. Awards are presented at the Phi Kappa Phi Initiation Banquet to be held on February 7th on the OSU Campus. Recipients who are not current members of Phi Kappa Phi are inducted into the organization that same evening. Questions about the award may be addressed to Dr. Michael Wing, chair, Fellowships and Awards Committee, at the above email.

Stormy Scharzenberger awarded 2016 Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship

Best wishes and hearty congratulations to Stormy M. Scharzenberger for receiving the 2016 Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) Graduate Fellowship. This is a great news and on behalf of the Oregon State University's PKP chapter, we are so proud of her achievements. She is now a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) candidate at OSU.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi currently awards fifty-one Fellowships of $5,000 each and six at $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each year OSU's Phi Kappa Phi chapter selects one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide national awards.

Source: https://www.phikappaphi.org/grants-awards/fellowship

2017 Dissertation Fellowship: Deadline November 30, 2016

Phi Kappa Phi is now accepting applications for its Dissertation Fellowship program. The deadline to apply is November 30 and recipients will be notified by February 1.

Beginning this year, the program will award ten $10,000 Dissertation Fellowships. To be eligible, applicants must be an active Phi Kappa Phi member in the dissertation writing stage of doctoral study. Awards are for 12 months of dissertation writing. All pre-dissertation requirements should be met by the application deadline including approval of the dissertation proposal. Introduced in 2014, the program is designed to support doctoral candidates who are writing their dissertations.

To start your application, click here. For more information, read the Dissertation Fellowship FAQs or download the fact sheet.

If you have additional questions, please contact Kelli Partin, Awards Manager, or reply to this post and we'll get back to you ASAP.

Congratulations to Fall Term PKP Students!

Fall Term PKP Student: Alessandra Hossely, College of Foresty and College of Engineering

Fall Term Sophomore:       Tabitha Pitzer, College of Liberal Arts

Congratulations to both of you!

Currently Accepting PKP Student of the Term Nominations

To download an application, or for more information, click here.

Applications Currently Being Accepted for Graduate Fellowships 2016

Chapter Deadline: March 29, 2016

Phi Kappa Phi 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 OSU nominee receives a one-year active membership in Phi Kappa Phi and a $1000 fellowship award. Visit http://www.phikappaphi.org/grants-awards/fellowship#.VoglLMArIb0 for eligibility requirements and to download the application materials and instructions. Email your completed application to OSU PKP Graduate Fellowship committee chair Dr. Bill Bogley at Bill.Bogley@oregonstate.edu. Your completed application must be received no later than March 29 in order to be considered for nomination by the OSU Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship committee. Applicants will be notified of their nomination status by April 15. Awardees will receive notification from the national Phi Kappa Phi organization by June 15, 2016.


Congratulations to Love of Learning Award Recipient, Olivia Lindly

The OSU Chapter of the Honor Society of PKP would like to congratulate Olivia Lindly, one of Oregon State’s Love of Learning award recipients. 

These PKP awards help fund post-baccalaureate studies and career development opportunities including graduate or professional studies, doctoral dissertations, continuing education, and travel related to teaching or studies. Congratulations to, Olivia, a Ph.D. candidate in Health Promotion and Health Behavior.  The Love of Learning award is open to all active (dues current) members who have completed their baccalaureate studies.

Tunison Award Application 2016-2017

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; and
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:

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

2014 PKP Winners

Congratulations to the students and faculty recognized by Phi Kappa Phi for the 2013-2014 school year. Their names are listed below. Click on the links for further information on each award.  

Emerging Scholar Award

Paul Cheong Ha-Yeon (College of Science)

Jonathon Hurst (College of Engineering) 

First Year Writing Award 

Chris Denning (College of Engineering)

Graduate Fellowship

Cassandra Loren (College of Engineering)

Tunison Scholarship 

Kacy Kesecker (College of Liberal Arts)

Cody Manriquez (College of Science)

Ashley Paige (College of Education)

Amy Walters (College of Public Health and Human Sciences)