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Title: www.ptk.org

  • www.ptk.org

  • Welcome to the Phi Theta Kappa orientation
    meeting. Today we are excited to tell you about a
    unique opportunity to be recognized for your
    academic achievement, only available to community
    college students.
  • We want you to know all about the opportunities
    that lie ahead for you as a member of Phi Theta
    Kappa Honor Society.

  • You probably have lots of questions mainly,
    How will the Phi Theta Kappa Experience benefit

Benefits of Membership
Members of Alpha Chi Zeta, Seattle Central
Community College Pi Iota, Shoreline Community
College at Seattle Center
Opportunities for Recognition
  • Golden Key Membership Pin
  • Membership Certificate
  • Membership Identification Card
  • Diploma Seal

  • One of the most visible symbols of Phi Theta
    Kappa membership is the Golden Key Membership
    Pin. Members receive the Golden Key Membership
    Pin and wear it proudly as an emblem of their
    academic achievement.
  • Members also receive a gold-embossed Membership
    Certificate and Identification Card. The
    certificate is suitable for framing, and serves
    as another visible confirmation of your academic
  • Both the Membership Certificate and Membership
    Identification Card can be presented to college
    officials or potential employers as verification
    of membership in Phi Theta Kappa.
  • The gold embossed Diploma Seal is available to
    all members. The seal is placed on the associate
    degree diploma to denote membership.

Opportunities for Recognition
  • Membership Notation on College Transcript
  • Distinctive Graduation Regalia
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Newspaper Press Release

  • Membership may also be noted on your college
    transcripts. The transcript notation can be
    beneficial when transcripts are required for
    scholarship consideration, employment
    applications and admission to senior colleges and
  • Members have the opportunity to wear distinctive
    graduation regalia including the Phi Theta Kappa
    Honors Stole, Tassel, Double Honor Cord and Key
  • Members may also request a letter of
    recommendation sent from Phi Theta Kappas
    Executive Director, confirming membership and
    highlighting the members role in the Society.
    This can be an important addition to applications
    for scholarships, college admission or

Phi Theta Kappa Partner Benefits
  • Bank of America
  • Kaplan Test Prep
  • T-Mobile
  • Barnes Noble
  • Books-a-Million
  • USA Today
  • and more

  • Phi Theta Kappa works with a network of corporate
    partners to provide new membership benefits.
  • Complete details on all membership benefits
    supported by Phi Theta Kappa partners is
    available online at www.ptk.org.

Members of Alpha Chi Zeta, Seattle Central
Community College, Alpha Epsilon Omega, North
Seattle Community College Pi Iota, Shoreline
Community College at Seattle Center
  • Some of the most valued benefits of membership
    are the scholarship opportunities exclusively for
  • Phi Theta Kappas scholarship opportunities
    include transfer scholarships offered by colleges
    and universities, scholarships offered by Phi
    Theta Kappa and scholarships offered by corporate

Connect to Scholarships
  • CollegeFish.org www.CollegeFish.org
  • FREE for Students
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • Scholarships
  • http//scholarships.ptk.org

  • Phi Theta Kappas network of scholarship partners
    grows every day. For the most up-to-date listing
    of scholarship partners visit www.CollegeFish.org.
    New scholarships are added daily.
  • All new Phi Theta Kappa members are automatically
    enrolled in CollegeFish.org, an online tool to
    assist students in planning for transfer.
    CollegeFish.org allows you to explore more than
    2,000 profiles on senior colleges and
    universities, find your best fit through the
    college match feature, and receive reminders of
    important dates and deadlines related to your top
  • CollegeFish.org is often a first stop for senior
    college and university recruiters in their
    efforts to recruit academically talented transfer
    students. Enrollment allows recruiters to notify
    you about special scholarship offers.
  • In addition, you can go to scholarships.ptk.org
    for a complete listing of all scholarships
    administered directly through Phi Theta Kappa

Transfer Scholarships
  • More than 37 million in scholarships
  • Over 700 colleges and universities
  • Ivy League colleges including
  • Harvard University Extension School
  • Cornell University of General Studies
  • Columbia University
  • University of Pennsylvania

  • Four-year colleges and universities recognize the
    value of Phi Theta Kappa membership and they want
    you as a transfer student. They offer more than
    37 million in transfer scholarships to attend
    their institutions.
  • Only Phi Theta Kappa members are eligible for
    these exclusive scholarships offered by
    approximately 700 colleges and universities in
    the United States, Canada, Great Britain and
  • Even Ivy League colleges like Harvard, Cornell,
    Columbia and University of Pennsylvania offer
    transfer scholarships exclusively for our

Local Transfer Scholarships are available for you
at these institutions in Arkansas
  • Arkansas Tech University
  • Hendrix College
  • John Brown University
  • Lyon College
  • Ouachita Baptist University
  • University of the Ozarks
  • Williams Baptist College
  • A list of scholarships is available at
    scholarships.ptk.org or in CollegeFish at

Associate Degree Scholarships
  • Leaders of Promise Scholarship
  • Up to thirty 1000 awards annually
  • Application deadline May 1
  • Frank Lanza Memorial Scholarship
  • Up to 25 1000 awards annually
  • Students in Nursing, Respiratory Care, or
    Emergency Medical Services
  • Application deadline October 15

  • The Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program
    provides Phi Theta Kappa members with financial
    resources for educational expenses at the
    community college.
  • Annually, thirty scholarships of 1,000 each are
    awarded to outstanding members from applications
    submitted each May.
  • In addition, up to two students will receive the
    Geico Business Student Scholarship. Students
    interested in the Geico Scholarship must apply
    for Leaders of Promise Scholarship, complete
    additional questions and be declared business
    majors. Two students will be awarded 1,000
  • The Lanza Scholarship awards up to 25 1,000
    awards annually to students majoring in nursing,
    respiratory care, or emergency medical services.

Baccalaureate Degree Scholarships
  • Hites Transfer Scholarship
  • Up to five 7500 awards annually
  • Application deadline March 1
  • Guistwhite Scholarship
  • Up to twenty 5000 awards annually
  • Application deadline December 1

  • The Hites and Guistwhite Scholarships provide
    members with financial resources to assist with
    educational expenses for completion of
    baccalaureate studies.
  • The Hites Scholarship provides five 7500 awards
    annually to transferring members.
  • The Guistwhite scholarship provides twenty 5000
    scholarships annually.

Other Scholarship Opportunities
  • Apply for up to four scholarships on ONE
  • All-USA Academic Team
  • Up to 50,000 awarded annually
  • By nomination
  • Recognition in USA TODAY
  • Coca-Cola All-State Academic Teams
  • Up to 350,000 awarded annually
  • Recognition in USA TODAY

  • The All-USA Community College Academic Team, the
    Coca-Cola All-State Community College Academic
    Team, and the New Century Scholars Program are
    examples of such initiatives.
  • The All-USA Academic Team is jointly sponsored by
    the American Association of Community Colleges,
    Phi Theta Kappa and USA TODAY. The purpose is to
    recognize scholarly achievements and leadership
    accomplishments of students enrolled in
    community, technical and junior colleges. Each
    year first team members receive 2,500 stipends,
    a medallion, an obelisk and recognition in USA
  • The Coca-Cola All-State Community College
    Academic Team program, funded by the Coca-Cola
    Scholars Foundation, provides up to 50 Gold, 50
    Silver, 50 Bronze and 150 Finalist awards as

Other Scholarship Opportunities
  • New Century Scholars Award
  • Top All-USA/All-State nominee from each state
  • Up to 104,000 awarded annually
  • All-State Academic Team programs
  • Currently in 37 states
  • Recognition on the local level
  • Varying amounts awarded annually
  • Application deadline December 1

  • The New Century Scholars Program is jointly
    sponsored by the American Association of
    Community Colleges, The Coca-Cola Foundation, The
    Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and Phi Theta
    Kappa. The highest scoring student from each of
    the 50 states will be named a New Century
    Scholar. One student from a chapter in Canada,
    and one student from an international chapter
    will be named a New Century Scholar as well.
  • A number of states offer All-State Academic
    Teams, which provide opportunities for additional
    recognition on the state level. Students
    nominated are automatically named to the
    All-State Academic Team.
  • All-USA nominees qualify for these additional
    awards automatically.

Other Awards
  • Nota Bene Honors Anthology
  • Nationally circulated two-year college academic
  • Professional publishing opportunity for members
  • 3,000 awarded annually for top submissions

  • Nota Bene is an annual literary anthology
    recognizing the outstanding writing of Phi Theta
    Kappa members and demonstrates to the literary
    public the academic excellence found at community
  • Each year approximately 30 literary works are
    selected for publication in Nota Bene. Authors of
    manuscripts judged most outstanding are awarded
    scholarships totaling 3,000.
  • In addition to the opportunities for
    scholarships, Nota Bene provides Phi Theta Kappa
    members with the experience of being published in
    an academic journal that is distributed to more
    than 2,000 college libraries.

Other Awards
  • USA TODAY Case Study Challenge
  • Scholarly research
  • Four Case Studies published
  • USA TODAY Collegiate Website
  • 2,000 awarded annually

  • The Case Study Challenge gives you an opportunity
    to gain valuable experience in academic research
    using USA TODAY newspapers.
  • This program awards 2,000 in stipends annually.
    Authors of the top four case studies receive
    stipends of 500 each, presented during Phi Theta
    Kappas Annual Convention, and their case studies
    are published on the USA TODAY collegiate

Personal and Professional Development
Members of Alpha Chi Zeta, Seattle Central
Community College, Whidbey Island ferry, Seattle
  • In addition to recognition, Phi Theta Kappa
    offers members opportunities for professional
    development through participation in Society
  • Programs include community service, academic
    study, leadership development and networking that
    will strengthen your college experience and
    prepare you for the future.

Scholarship First
  • Membership is based entirely on academic
  • Participation in activities is not required, but
    expands your experience.

  • Members often say that they become members for
    the recognition and scholarships, but after they
    see the chapter in action, they become interested
    in participating in programs, too.

Competitive Edge
  • Personal and professional development plan for
  • Strengthen your leadership skills for
    scholarships, transfer, and job placement
  • Create your own portfolio
  • All online!

  • Competitive Edge is a professional development
    plan designed to give members an advantage in
    seeking scholarships, transfer and job placement.
  • The plan includes self-paced activities and
    online videos that strengthen planning,
    communication and teambuilding skills AND allows
    members to create their own online portfolio of
    accomplishments to share with others.

Building Leadership
  • In your chapter
  • As a chapter or regional officer
  • Internationally

Members of Alpha Kappa Xi, Santa Fe Community
College, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe
  • Leadership opportunities abound in Phi Theta
  • Your leadership opportunities start at the local
    level. You can chair a committee or run for
    chapter office.
  • More leadership opportunities are waiting for you
    at the regional level. Members elected to
    regional office serve as motivators and educators
    to all chapters in the region.
  • The highest point of student leadership in Phi
    Theta Kappa is the position of International
    Officer. Each year at the Annual Convention, five
    students are elected to this leadership position.
    Throughout their year of service, they travel as
    ambassadors of the Society. Once their term is
    complete, International Officers receive a
    scholarship for continuing their education.

Fellowship and Networking
  • Chapter Meetings and Activities
  • Regional Meetings
  • Leadership and life-skills development
  • Annual Convention
  • Celebration of Phi Theta Kappa Hallmarks

  • Phi Theta Kappas meetings give you opportunities
    to make new friends, share ideas and develop your
    leadership skills.
  • Attend our next meeting or chapter activity, and
    you will experience scholarly fellowship
  • At regional meetings you learn leadership and
    life-skills that not only prepare you as a
    student leader, but also for your future after
  • Phi Theta Kappas Annual Convention offers the
    ultimate in celebration of the Societys four
    Hallmarks of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and
    Fellowship. With award presentations, the
    election of International Officers, Educational
    Forums and world renowned speakers, its an event
    that you wont want to miss.

Honors Programs
  • Honors Study Topic
  • Honors in Action
  • Honors Seminars
  • International Honors Institute

Members of Alpha Chi Zeta, Seattle Central
Community College, Pi Iota, Shoreline
Community College , Whidbey Island ferry, Seattle
  • Honors in Action is Phi Theta Kappas unique
    approach to programming. It is the cornerstone
    of the Phi Theta Kappa Experience. Members and
    chapters have opportunities to learn, lead, and
    serve based on their exploration of the Societys
    Honors Study Topic.
  • To complement our study, Phi Theta Kappa produces
    Honors Seminars, which are broadcast each fall.
    The seminars feature experts on the Honors Study
    Topic and provide opportunities for live
    discussion across the nation and abroad.
  • Phi Theta Kappa also offers you the opportunity
    to attend the Societys premier scholarly event
    the International Honors Institute. As a
    participant, you will engage in a week of
    in-depth study and discussion of the Honors Study
    Topic while networking with members throughout
    the Society.

Membership Eligibility
Members of Alpha Kappa Xi, Santa Fe Community
College, St. Francis Cathedral, Santa Fe
Eligibility Requirements
  • 3.5 Cumulative GPA
  • 12 Hours of Associate Degree Coursework
  • Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is a special honor
    available only to a small group of outstanding

  • Generally, members must achieve a 3.5 cumulative
    grade point average, and have completed at least
    12 hours of associate degree coursework.
  • Once inducted, you will remain a member of Phi
    Theta Kappa as long as you meet the Maintenance
    GPA of 3.25 set by the chapter.
  • Students are not required to be United States
    citizens to accept membership. As long as the
    student possesses all rights of citizenship in
    his or her country, the student would meet the
    citizen requirement for membership eligibility.

Accepting the Invitation
Alpha Kappa Xi, Santa Fe Community College, New
Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe
Making Membership Official
  • Membership application
  • To receive scholarship offers benefits, members
    must provide
  • Academic Major
  • Expected Graduation or Transfer Date
  • Current Email Address

  • To accept membership, complete the official
    application online at www.ptk.org/become-a-member.
    You should have received an email from Phi Theta
    Kappa with a personal passcode to accept
    membership online.
  • There is a one-time membership fee of 80.
  • To receive all scholarship offers and exclusive
    benefits, members must provide their major,
    expected graduation or transfer date and a
    current email address. After submitting your
    Membership Application, members will receive an
    important email from Phi Theta Kappa, requesting
    this information, so be sure to watch for this

  • For your convenience, application forms
  • are completed exclusively online.
  • All applications must be submitted along with the
    one-time fee by Friday, April 25, 2014

  • Membership requires a one-time membership fee
    consisting of an International Fee -55, Regional
    Fee - 6, and Local Fee - 19. GRAND TOTAL
  • The fees are paid online by credit card or debit
    card and are due by Friday, April 25, 2014.
  • No applications or fees will be accepted after
    this date.

Making Membership Official
  • One-Time Membership Fee
  • Induction Ceremony
    Friday, May 2, 2014 at 700 pm

Members of Alpha Kappa Xi, Santa Fe Community
College, St. Francis Cathedral, Santa Fe
  • The Induction Ceremony publicly recognizes the
    academic achievement of members. Our Induction
    Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 2, 2014 at
    700 pm at the Eisele Auditorium in the Dierks
  • Members may invite family and friends to the
    Induction Ceremony to join in this special

  • If you have any questions, please call or email
  • Caleb Grisham, 501.760.4338 cgrisham_at_npcc.edu
  • for more information. 
  • There is a strict deadline of Friday, April 25,
    2014 for turning in the completed membership
    applications and all fees. No applications or
    fees will be accepted after this date.

  • Thank you for giving us this time to share the
    benefits and opportunities that Phi Theta Kappa
    membership offers.
  • We hope that you will accept the invitation to
    become part of this dynamic organization.

Accept the Invitation
Members of Alpha Kappa Xi, Santa Fe Community
College, overlooking the Rio Grande River, White
Rock, New Mexico
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