Welcome to MTSU's Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi!

PKP image Welcome to the website of MTSU Chapter #246 of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Our Chapter was installed on December 6, 1987.  Since then, we have initiated over 4,800 members! 

Only the top 7.5-10% of students in each college are invited to become a member of this all-academic Honor Society. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Wendi Watts at  Wendi.Watts@mtsu.edu

NEW!! Graduate Scholar Award


The MTSU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce a new Graduate Scholar Award for a PKP member who is attending graduate school at MTSU. The scholarship can be received as a one-time amount of $1,000 for each academic year or split into two $500 payments. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2024.


  • Applicants must be active members of PKP. Must be an active (dues paid) member through April 15 of the application year or have accepted the invitation to join and be initiated by June 30 of the application year. To verify your membership status, email Wendi.Watts@mtsu.edu or Connie.Bartemus@mtsu.edu.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled graduate students at MTSU or have been accepted to an MTSU graduate program and will start by the Fall term of the scholarship's academic year.
  • Applicants must be in a degree-seeking program. Graduate certificate programs are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • Applicants must have a 3.75 GPA or higher (graduate or undergraduate, depending on the current enrollment status). For example, if you are currently an enrolled graduate student, your graduate GPA must be 3.75 or higher. If you have not yet established a graduate GPA, then your undergraduate GPA must be 3.75 or higher.
  • If selected, applicants must be enrolled in at least three (3) graduate hours to receive the scholarship.

Apply Online

NEW!! Graduate Scholar Award


Catheryn BolickCatheryn Bolick, a spring Middle Tennessee State University graduate with a double major in biology and music, and minors in honors, French, and chemistry, was awarded an $8,500 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship for 2023.

Bolick, a Smyrna, Tennessee, resident, is one of 62 recipients nationwide to receive a Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship. As a Phi Kappa Phi Fellow, she will pursue a doctorate in cancer cell biology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

This application is printed and handed to the local chapter officer to be considered in the Fellowship competition. To learn more about Phi Kappa Phi Awards, click the button below! For help with the application process, email Laura Clippard at Laura.Clippard@mtsu.edu.

PKP Award Programs




Learn more about Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship opportunities from Ms. Laura Clippard!



The primary objective of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is the recognition and encouragement of superior scholarship in all academic disciplines. By drawing its membership from all fields of study within the academic institution, Phi Kappa Phi also serves as a unifying force in higher education.

The Society was founded to cultivate a deep appreciation and respect for scholarship and is convinced that in recognizing and honoring those persons of good character who have excelled in scholarship, in whatever field, it will stimulate others to strive for excellence.

Moreover, the Society serves the interests of the student capable of excellence by insisting that in order to acquire a chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, an institution provide the means and atmosphere conducive to academic excellence.

Phi Kappa Phi is an honor society, not an honorary society or fraternity. Membership is earned; it is truly an honor to be invited to membership.