USC Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

PKP fall ceremony

Sophomore honorees and junior initiates at the PKP fall ceremony, held in Doheny Memorial Library on Friday, October 8, 2021.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) is one of the nation's oldest and largest honor societies and is a charter member of the Association of College Honor Societies. PKP's membership currently numbers more than 900,000 scholars from across the globe. Approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff, and alumni from 281 select colleges and universities are inducted annually.

Established in 1924, the USC chapter is the university's oldest all-discipline honor society. Membership is by invitation only, with members initiated on the basis of academic excellence and service to the USC community. Now part of the USC Libraries, the USC chapter of PKP provides opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members to be recognized for their accomplishments by a supportive and engaged academic community.

2022 Undergraduate Summer Scholarship

The USC chapter of Phi Kappa Phi invites continuing sophomores and juniors to apply for scholarships to support research or creative projects during the summer of 2022:

  • The scholarship supports research or creative work that awardees will undertake during summer 2022.
  • Awards of up to $1,000.
  • Open to USC sophomores and juniors (as of spring 2022) with a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA.
  • Phi Kappa Phi membership is not required.

Students graduating in May, 2022, are not eligible. The USC chapter office must receive completed applications no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 5th, 2022. Please mail your completed submissions to or by clicking HERE.

To download general instructions and an application click HERE.

Good luck, and Fight On!