Phi Beta Kappa Awards

Phi Beta Kappa awards several prizes for outstanding scholarship.
 

  • Students are not required to be members of Phi Beta Kappa to submit an entry.
  • Entries may be submitted for consideration by faculty or by student authors.
  • All submissions should be sent via email to Danielle Venit by 11:59 PM EDT on April 29 (the last day of classes in Spring ’20).
  • The competition will be conducted by the Executive Committee and Electorial Board of Phi Beta Kappa, with judging by ad hoc committees.

The Frederick W. Meier Jr. Thesis Prize $1,000

 

Four Phi Beta Kappa Thesis Prizes $1,000 each
 

  • A written evaluation by the thesis advisor must be included with the nomination. This evaluation should be sent via email to Danielle Venit by 11:59 PM EDT on April 29 (the last day of classes in spring ’20).  
  • Students or faculty may nominate a thesis, which must be accompanied by a letter of endorsement by a faculty advisor.

 

The Elmaleh Prize for an Undergraduate Essay in the Social Sciences $150

 

The Humanities Prize for an Undergraduate Essay in the Humanities $150
 

  • Essays can not be senior theses and should be no more than 25 pages.

For further information, contact Dr. Janet Tighe, 120 Cohen Hall, 215.898.6341, jtighe@sas.upenn.edu.