Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Phi Theta Kappa, sometimes called PTK, is an honor society for Community College students. The criteria for entrance into Phi Theta Kappa are listed below (from the PTK website).
- be enrolled in a regionally accredited institution offering an associate degree program;
- have completed at least 12 hours of coursework that may be applied to an associate degree (part-time students may be eligible);
- generally have a grade point average of 3.5;
- receive an invitation to membership from the chapter at the college where presently enrolled;
- adhere to the moral standards of the Phi Theta Kappa society.
Saint Xavier University is proud to offer Phi Theta Kappa transfers (for the 2014-2015 academic year) a scholarship of $16,000 per academic year!
These scholarships are automatically renewable each year as long as you are enrolled full-time (12 or more credit hours per semester) and remain in good standing at Saint Xavier University, maintaining satisfactory academic progress.
How do you apply?
The scholarship application happens during the review of your application for admission. Along with a submission of your application and transcripts from all colleges attended, please indicate in writing that you are a member of Phi Theta Kappa and send the Office of Admission official proof that you have been accepted as a member of Phi Theta Kappa.
What if I am admitted to SXU before I get accepted to PTK, can I apply for the scholarship after admission?
If a student is accepted to Phi Theta Kappa after having been admitted to Saint Xavier, the student should contact the Admissions Office in writing with proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership. Once this membership has been confirmed, the Admission Office will contact the student about the adjustment of any merit award to the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, Saint Xavier's highest merit scholarship for transfer students.
Please note: A student can only qualify for one merit scholarship, either the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, the Vernon O. Crawley Scholarship, or the Transfer Merit Scholarship program. The student will be awarded the top scholarship for which he/she is eligible; these three awards are not eligible to be awarded simultaneously to the same recipient.
Students may qualify for additional financial aid by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).