Graduate Funding Information Service

May 6, 2021

Ernest R. Stiefel Phi Beta Kappa Graduate Study Award

Application Deadline: June 30, 2021

  • For graduate and professional students
  • Members of Phi Beta Kappa chapters at UW or University of Puget Sound
  • Award of $4,500

The Ernest R. Stiefel Graduate Study Award is given to graduate or professional students who are members of Phi Beta Kappa chapters at the University of Puget Sound or University of Washington and who will attend graduate or professional school at either the University of Puget Sound or the University of Washington. One award will be made, in the amount of $4,500.

Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate honors organization in the United States, has pursued its mission of fostering and recognizing excellence in the liberal arts and sciences since 1776. The Puget Sound Association of Phi Beta Kappa, founded in 1953, is open to all Phi Beta Kappa members from any chapter in the country who currently reside in the Puget Sound area. It encourages and supports excellence in education through activities and awards.


  • Applicants must be members of Phi Beta Kappa elected at the University of Washington or the University of Puget Sound;
  • Beginning graduate or professional work at the University of Washington or the University of Puget Sound in the 2021-2022 academic year;
  • Graduate study may be in the liberal arts, humanities, sciences, or professions;
  • Financial need as demonstrated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) document on file at the applicant’s current institution;
  • Social utility of applicant’s educational and career goals;
  • Applicant’s work experience; and
  • Achieving academic success in the face of significant personal adversity, economic disadvantage or disability, if applicable.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.