With over $246 million in scholarships for eligible members, Phi Theta Kappa helps you finish the dreams you started. See additional scholarships offered exclusively for PTK members by our four-year college partners.

Take Advantage of Phi Theta Kappa’s Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships are the #1 reason students join PTK. Here’s why: we offer two types of scholarships to help students complete an associate degree and prepare for transfer to a four-year college. Nearly $1 million in competitive scholarships are offered through PTK’s Foundation to support students to complete a degree.


Affected by a recent disaster? Lost your job in the last six months? Faced an unexpected extra cost? The Oberndorf Scholarship is open year-round – apply anytime – and be considered for an emergency scholarship now through December 31, 2024.

PTK’s competitive scholarship application has two program deadlines.

Spring Programs (Closed)

  • Leaders of Promise
  • Regional Scholarships
  • The Kevin and Rosa Byrne Family Scholarship

Scholarship Programs available through December 3rd

  • All-USA/New Century/Coca-Cola Academic Team
  • AMSA Pre-Med Scholarship
  • Dr. Adam James Pre-Medical Student Scholarship
  • Guistwhite & Hites Transfer Scholarships
  • TEK
  • IPSLEI Scholarships (Graham/Coleman/Resurreccion)
  • Regional Scholarships

Log in to the scholarship portal at the beginning of each semester to update your active scholarship application for continuing program eligibility.

Scholarship Categories

Transfer Student Scholarships

Cost and financial aid are major barriers for transfer students, especially if you are paying for your own education. There are a multitude of factors to consider in deciding where you will transfer, but consider giving priority to transfer-friendly colleges like our nearly 800 four-year college partners who provide $246 million in scholarships just for PTK members. The average transfer scholarship offered by partner colleges is $2,500 a year!

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Associate Degree

  • Applications open in the spring
  • More than 200 scholarships awarded
  • Up to $5,000 each

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Bachelor’s Degree

  • Applications open in the fall
  • More than 250 scholarships awarded
  • Up to $7,500 each

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Career Tech Students

Nursing Students

Students are drawn to nursing careers because of a desire to care, serve or help others. Through nearly $1 million in scholarships offered through our Foundation, PTK provides resources to serve nursing students just like you. With the help of partners like Hurst Review and special member-only NCLEX© review course subscription discounts, you gain access to scholarships to pay for school and pass your licensing exam.

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Dual Enrollment Students


  • Application dates vary
  • Number of scholarships vary
  • Up to $55,000 each

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