Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Why join Phi Theta Kappa?

Alpha Lambda Nu
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Why Join?

There are many reasons to join Phi Theta Kappa, some monetary, some not.
Most of us seem to join for the monetary reasons and then discover the best reasons are the other ones.

  • The opportunity to join fun-loving people in community service, fund-raising activities and just-for-fun activities.
  • Joining like-minded people in regional and international conferences (free of charge most of the time!).
  • Attending free workshops: such as learning about leadership skills.
  • Being a member looks good on your college resume and being an active member looks even better!

Of course, the main reason people join are the scholarships.
The colleges and universities that reserve scholarships for Phi Theta Kappa members are far too numerous to list here but are listed at the Phi Theta Kappa website.
Here are some local ones and the scholarships they offer to Phi Theta Kappa members.

Duquesne University:
Four renewable $2,000 per year scholarships.
A minimum 3.25 GPA is required.
Non-U.S. citizens, part-time students and students with previous bachelor's degrees are not eligible.

Carlow University:
A varying number of renewable $5,000 per year full-time scholarships and $1,500 per year part-time scholarships.
A minimum 3.5 GPA is required.
Non-U.S. citizens and students with previous bachelor's degrees are not eligible.

LaRoche College:
Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship - Full Time Scholarship
An unlimited number of renewable $6500 per year scholarships. A minimum 3.5 GPA and 24 credit hours are required. Non-U.S. citizens, and students with previous bachelor's degrees are not eligible. The student must enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester.
Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship - Part Time Scholarship
Unlimited, renewable up to $750.00 per semester scholarships (amount depends on number of credits in which you enroll).  A minimum 3.5 GPA and 24 credit hours are required. Non-U.S. citizens, and students with previous bachelor's degrees are not eligible. The student must enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester.

Robert Morris University:
A varying number of renewable $2,000 per year scholarships.
A minimum 3.5 GPA and 24 credit hours are required.
Non-U.S. citizens, part-time students and students with previous bachelor's degrees are not eligible.

Geneva College:
An unlimited number of renewable $1,000 per term scholarships.
A minimum 3.25 GPA and 64 credit hours are required.
Part-time students are not eligible.
Full academic acceptance to the Geneva College Degree Completion Program is required.

Point Park University:
A minimum of a 3.5 GPA and proof of membership in Phi Theta Kappa is required, and transfer students can qualify for scholarships up to $10,000 per year. Community service and leadership, academic achievement as well as academic/career goals are considered in the awarding of transfer scholarships. Part-time, accelerated, and graduate students are not eligible.
Many other schools may not have direct scholarships but recognize the quality of a Phi Theta Kappa member.

That's quite a return on an investment of $70! You don't have to do anything after joining to reap the basic benefits! Do try getting involved, for the benefits you receive by being active are priceless: better scholarship opportunities, personal enrichment with community service and hanging out with some new friends. To join, just contact one of the officers or talk to your advisor. We would love to meet you!