Scholarships

Northern California Association Graduate Scholarship

Current members are eligible to apply for a $10,000 Phi Beta Kappa Graduate Scholarship, sponsored by the Northern California Association. Instructions for applying are at https://pbknca.com/Apply-for-a-Scholarship.

The internal campus deadline is February 15, 2024. Please make sure all of the materials are submitted by this date for full consideration.

Applications should be directed to our chapter's vice president and selection committee chair Andrea Cohen at pbk@ucsc.edu. In lieu of three sealed, confidential letters of recommendation, PDF versions may be sent by recommenders directly to pbk@ucsc.edu by the due date.

Some recent scholarship winners from UCSC:

  • Ryan Daniel Page (Film and Digital Media) was among the 2022 scholarship awardees for his work on "the aesthetics of simulation within digital audio and its relationship to twentieth-century experimental music and contemporary culture." Ryan posted a YouTube video describing his work
  • Thaïs Miller (Literature) is among the 2023 scholarship winners for her research on Jewish-American comediennes.
  • Remy Nguyen (Biomolecular Engineering & Bioinformatics) is among the 2023 scholarship winners for her development of computational approaches for genetic identification from sub-optimal DNA data.

Key Into Public Service Scholarship

The Phi Beta Kappa Society invites online applications for the Key into Public Service Scholarship, which will award $5,000 undergraduate scholarships and a trip to D.C. for up to 20 rising sophomore, junior, and senior liberal arts and sciences students interested in public service careers. Students with majors in the arts, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, or social sciences are encouraged to apply.

Characteristics of ideal recipients include intellectual curiosity, interdisciplinary breadth and depth of arts and sciences coursework, leadership propensity, and service to others. Visit https://PBK.org/ServiceScholarsApp to learn more and apply directly. The application deadline is January 22, 2024.

In 2020, UC Santa Cruz's Alyssa Tamboura received one of these prestigious awards.