Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship Competition

The Ithaca College chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi invites outstanding seniors, recent IC graduates, and new graduate students to apply for selection as the chapter’s candidate for one of the prestigious National Fellowships for the first year of graduate or professional study.

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 active Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards.

To apply for a Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship, you must:

  • Be an active member (dues paid through April 15, 2018) or have accepted the invitation to join Phi Kappa Phi by June 30, 2018.
  • Be seeking full-time enrollment status in a graduate/professional school program to begin between May 1, 2018 and February 1, 2019.
  • Applicants who have completed more than 9 hours of graduate credits before April 15, 2018 are ineligible.

Please note:

  • International students are eligible.
  • Students registering in all professional and graduate fields are eligible.
  • Winners may defer for up to two years, pending approval.

Criteria used in the selection process include undergraduate academics, leadership and service both on the campus and in the community, graduate prospects, the student’s personal statement, and faculty and other recommendations.

Recent Ithaca College winners of Fellowships are: Cynthia Becker, (Biology and Music, 2018), Cailin Harro (Biology, 2017) Ann Stewart (Music and Mathematics, 1994), Pablo Cora (Music, 1995), Teresa Lemery (Physical Therapy, 1997), Dheeraj Verma (Mathematics and Finance, 1999), Bridget Reynolds (Psychology, 2002) Rebecca Hammontree (Music, 2004), Dominic DiOrio (Music, 2006), Joseph Livingston (Chemistry, 2007), Kaitlyn Alcorn (Music, 2010), Kaylee Underkofler (Biochemistry, 2012), Andrew Becker (Biochemistry, 2014) and Kaitlyn DeHority (Music & Chemistry, 2016), Cailin Harro (Biology, 2017).

There will be an information session for interested students on February 8, 2018 at 12:10 PM in CHS 200.

Please send completed application packets to Phi Kappa Phi, Office of the Provost, 308A Peggy Ryan Williams Center. *Letters of Recommendation may be sent directly to PRW 308A in a sealed envelope, or included with the completed application.

The deadline for Ithaca College chapter applications is March 30, 2018 at 4pm.

The Chapter selection will be made by April 9, 2018, and national winners will be announced in June 2018.

For more information about Fellowships and to find an application packet, see Fellowship FAQ or

Contact Information

General Information: or 607-274-3113