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Phi Beta Kappa Graduate Student Scholarship

Each year, the Northern California Association of Phi Beta Kappa invites Stanford students currently pursuing graduate studies or professional degrees to apply for graduate scholarships. The 2024 scholarship awards are in the amount of $10,000.

  • Applicants must have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa by a chapter anywhere in the United States, and must be currently enrolled graduate or professional students. 
  • Application materials include:
    • application form
    • statement of interests, objectives, and achievements
    • research summary
    • writing sample, and
    • three confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by the writer to Gabriel Wolfenstein at .

Applicants apply to the Stanford chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, which will select up to six applications to forward to the Northern California competition.  

For the 2024 scholarship, the campus deadline is Monday, February 5, 2024 at 12 noon. Completed application materials should be submitted to Gabriel Wolfenstein at .

For the application form and guidelines, visit (and click Scholarship > Apply for a scholarship). It is important for word limits to be adhered to in those sections for which a limit is specified.

Inquiries can be addressed to Gabriel Wolfenstein at .

Public Service Scholarship

Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's most prestigious academic honor society, celebrates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and champions freedom of thought. The Society invites online applications for its Key into Public Service Scholars program. This initiative will award $5000 undergraduate scholarships and participation opportunities for networking and job training for up to 20 sophomore and junior liberal arts and sciences students interested in pursuing public service careers.

Students must attend a Phi Beta Kappa chapter institution (which Stanford is), but membership in Phi Beta Kappa is not required.

Characteristics of ideal recipients include intellectual curiosity, interdisciplinary breadth and depth of arts and sciences coursework, leadership propensity, and service to others.

The application deadline is January 22, 2024. For more information: . Application: . 

Announcements of Phi Beta Kappa's Key into Public Service Scholars: 20202021, 2022, 2023