PTK Competitive Scholarships

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. Click here for additional scholarships offered exclusively for PTK members by our four-year college partners.

The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Application is open year-round.

Log in to your application at the beginning of each semester to update your eligibility quiz and see if you are eligible for additional scholarships. Scholarships require enrollment in a certificate or associate degree program to apply.

Fall Programs

All-USA | New Century | Coca-Cola Academic Team | Guistwhite | Hites | GEICO Bachelor’s | Oberndorf

Deadline is October 25, 2019, at 5 pm CT | Nominator Deadline: November 8, 2019, at 5 pm CT

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Applicants must be nominated by your college’s designated nominator and reside in one of the 39 participating states.
  • Over $41 million available
  • Receive special local recognition, including medallions, certificates and oftentimes scholarships
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Open to non-members, All-USA Academic Team Scholarship applicants must be nominated by their college’s designated nominator and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and significant campus and community engagement.
  • 20 scholarships of $5,000 each
  • Total awards of $100,000
  • Commemorative medallions
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Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and Phi Theta Kappa member, enrolled in an associate degree program in South Carolina with plans to enroll in a four-year college baccalaureate degree program in South Carolina for the next fall semester, eligible and apply for the All-USA Academic Team, and be nominated by the student’s college.

  • One $1,000 scholarship awarded annually
  • Recognition at the All-South Carolina Academic Team event
Open to non-members, Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholarship applicants must be nominated by their college’s designated nominator and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and significant campus and/or community leadership and service.
  • 50 Gold Scholar Awards of $1,500
  • 50 Silver Scholar Awards of $1,250
  • 50 Bronze Scholar Awards of $1,000
  • Total awards of $187,500
  • Commemorative medallions
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Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, have completed 12-36 semester hours, and be currently enrolled in an associate degree program.
  • 200 scholarships of $1,000 each
  • 25 scholarships earmarked for military
  • 7 Global Leaders of Promise Scholars awarded
  • Total awards of $207,000
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Applicants must be a Phi Theta Kappa member, enrolled in an associate degree program in Mississippi, have attended a Mississippi high school, and be eligible and apply for the Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship, receiving a top score.

  • One $1,500 scholarship
  • Recognition as a Dowell Leadership Scholar

Applicants must be eligible and apply for the Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship and enrolled in an associate degree program in Texas.

  • One $1,500 scholarship awarded annually
  • Recognition as a Dr. Mary Hood Texas Region Scholar
Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, be enrolled in an associate degree program following the fall term, and have held a significant leadership position.
  • 2 scholarships of $1,000 each
  • Total awards of $2,000
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Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, must enroll at least part-time in a baccalaureate degree program in the next fall term, and have held a significant leadership position.
  • 2 scholarships of $1,500 each
  • Total awards of $3,000
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Open to Phi Theta Kappa members that will be transferring to a senior institution in the next fall term and demonstrate outstanding Phi Theta Kappa participation.
  • 15 scholarships of $5,000 each
  • Total awards of $75,000
  • Commemorative medallions
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Applicants must be 18 years old and a Phi Theta Kappa member, currently enrolled in any Mississippi community college, able to work at least 10 hours a week throughout a 10-week term, and able to commit to the program in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 while enrolled at the community college.

  • 21 awards of $5,000
  • Recognition as a Get2College Corps Member
Open to Phi Theta Kappa members that will be transferring full-time to a senior institution in the next fall term and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement.
  • 10 scholarships of $7,500 each
  • Total awards of $75,000
  • Commemorative medallions
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Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must be enrolled in a nursing degree program.
  • 25 scholarships of $250 each for the NCLEX® exam fee
  • Free subscription to the premier Hurst NCLEX® Review for scholarship recipients
  • Total awards of $13,750
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Open to non-members, New Century Transfer Scholarship applicants must be a top-scoring student from one the 50 United States, Canada or other sovereign nations where at least one Phi Theta Kappa Chapter resides and be nominated by their college’s designated nominator.

Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must graduate within 18 months from the time of application.

  • 15 scholarships of $1,000 each
  • Total awards of $15,000
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Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must be currently enrolled at a two-year college in the Pacific Region, transferring to a senior institution in the Pacific Region in the next fall semester, and be eligible for the Guistwhite or Hites Scholarships.

  • Up to two $1,000 scholarships awarded annually
  • Recognition at the Pacific Regional Convention
Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, have completed 12-36 semester hours, and be currently enrolled in an associate degree program.
  • 10 scholarships of $5,000 each
  • Total awards of $50,000
  • Recipients paired with a professional mentor
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Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and be enrolled in associate degree programs in the following majors: Criminal Justice, Fire Science, Fire Technology, Emergency Medical Services, Public Safety Administration, Emergency Management, or Homeland Security.
Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and be enrolled in associate degree programs in the following majors:  Fire Science, Fire Technology, Emergency Medical Services, Fire & Emergency Services Administration, Community Risk Reduction, Fire Engineering, Fire Prevention, or Public Safety Education.
Applicants must be Phi Theta Kappa members with a minimum 3.5 GPA and majoring in Production, Event Management, Theater, Performing Arts, Graphic Design, Video Editing, or Stage Management.

Applicants must be eligible and nominated for the All-USA Academic Team Program, enrolled in an associate degree program in Mississippi, and be pursuing a major in the STEM field.

  • Two $2,250 scholarships awarded annually
  • Recognition at the All-Mississippi Academic Team event
Open to Phi Theta Kappa members only, applicants must be enrolled in an Allied Health or Pharmacy Technician Program and intend to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam.
  • 65 scholarships of $130 each for the Pharmacy Technician Certification exam fee
  • Total awards of $8,450
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