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 handed to the receptionist in the College Office, 120 Cohen Hall, by the last day of class in the spring semester.
  • 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.
  • Students must submit two (2) copies of their thesis for review.
  • 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


For further information, contact Dr. Janet Tighe, 120 Cohen Hall, 215.898.6341,