Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective honor society that is comprised of all academic disciplines. Its chapters are located on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Each year, approximately 30,000 new members are initiated.

Phi Kappa Phi is a global network of the best and brightest students and faculty from all academic disciplines—a community of scholars and professionals - building an enduring legacy for future generations. Only a very select group of students is invited to join this organization.

Membership invitations are mailed in February/March to undergraduate juniors in the top 7% of their class, and to seniors who are in the top 10% of their class. Graduate students must be nominated by a member of the Graduate Faculty and be in the top 10% of their class; the nomination form for Graduate Students may be found here: Graduate Student Nomination Form and Instructions. This form and nominations for the chapter awards described below are due by March 21, 2014. Nominations should be submitted to

The University of Connecticut PKP Chapter (#059) has been active since 1951. Our chapter has an Executive Committee, bylaws, and consists of undergraduate, graduate, faculty and alumni members. Inducted students may qualify for chapter, as well as several national, awards, scholarships and fellowships . Each year more than $800,000 is awarded to outstanding PKP members through the society’s various award competitions that include fellowships, scholarships and study abroad grants. Click Here for national award opportunities. Instructions and nomination forms for UCONN PKP Chapter award competitions can be found by clicking on the links below:

  1. The Tanaka and McCabe/Meade Chapter Scholarships are awarded to outstanding University of Connecticut PKP juniors for senior year of study.  These $500 scholarships are named for three former UConn professors who contributed many years of service to our chapter as well as to Phi Kappa Phi at the regional and national levels. Selection is based on an exemplary academic record and demonstrated potential for further achievements. Applications due: April 28, 2014. The award winner will be encouraged to apply for a Phi Kappa Phi National Graduate Fellowship offered by the national office (see #3 below).

  2. The Graduate Student Chapter Award is a $1000.00 award recognizes the academic merits of a graduate student member of Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 059 (UConn) whose academic achievement, commitment to research, professional development and/or other engagement in the discipline, has gone “above and beyond” the requirements of his or her degree program. Nominations for this award are made by faculty members and are due by March 28, 2014.  Students nominated for this chapter award are encourage to apply for the Phi Kappa Phi National Graduate Fellowship (see #3 below).

  3. Phi Kappa Phi National Graduate Fellowship. Active or newly inducted members who plan to attend graduate school in fall 2014 and who are nominated for the Graduate Student Chapter Award may be eligible for a National award (six $15,000 awards; fifty-one $5,000 awards). Applications due: April 1, 2014

Submission of materials: Jill Deans, Scholarships & Awards Coordinator for PKP UConn Chapter 059. Submission can be hand delivered, sent via mail or emailed. Dr. Deans’ office  is located in the Rowe Center for Undergraduate Education (ROWE) Bldg on the Storrs campus, room 418. Mailing address: Jill Deans, Office of National Scholarships, 368 Fairfield Way, Unit 4147, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-4147. E-email:

Officers of the Executive Committee of PKP UCONN Chapter 059 include:

Position Name Contact Info
President Prof. Pamela C. Bramble Phone: 860-626-6821
Past President Mr. Lawrence K. Silbart Phone: 860-486-0028
Secretary Dr. Nancy H. Bull Phone: 860-486-4037
Treasurer Mr. Lawrence K. Silbart Phone: 860-486-0028
Scholarship/Award Coordinator Ms. Jill R. Deans, Ph.D. Phone: 860-486-0087