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Grants for Undergrads Studying Abroad

45 $1,000 Phi Kappa Phi grants are awarded each year, available to all University of Texas at Austin students, not just members of the honors society. The grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Students are also eligible for a $500 chapter Study Abroad Grant.


Visit the chapter scholarship page for complete instructions, eligibility requirements and application forms. All applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2011. If you have any questions, please contact the chapter.

Chapter History

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. The society gets its name from the initial letters of the Greek words forming its adopted motto: Philosophía Krateíto Photôn, “Let the love of learning rule humanity.” The University of Texas at Austin chapter was founded in 1962.

Phi Kappa Phi awards more than $800,000 annually through graduate and undergraduate scholarships, member and chapter awards, and grants for local and national literacy initiatives. Membership is by invitation only to the top 7.5 percent of second semester juniors, the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students with a 4.0 GPA. The student must have completed at least seventy-two semester hours of coursework at the University. New members are inducted in the spring semester. More information is available at the chapter website.