Announcing the NEW David D. Morgan Extra Mile National Scholars Program


Funded through an endowed gift of $1,000,000 by Brother Morgan (a Northwestern State University graduate and entrepreneur in the insurance industry), this new initiative seeks to encourage, motivate and ultimately recognize students who go the “extra mile” during their undergraduate career by effectively balancing their academic and extra-curricular activities while working either part or full time.

Beginning this fall, over 10,000 Pi Kappa Phi student members on over 180 campuses across the country will have the opportunity to apply for scholarship grants in varying increments. Over $50,000 will be awarded annually to deserving students with grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 depending on the quality of a student’s application.

“We are thrilled to launch this new initiative and we are equally grateful to Brother Morgan not only for his gift, but also for his help in crafting the rubric behind this unique opportunity,” said Chief Executive Officer Mark E. Timmes. “This scholarship award will enable us to shine a spotlight on dozens of talented student members, illuminating the ways in which they bring credit to themselves and to Pi Kappa Phi.”

The Pi Kappa Phi Foundation and Brother Morgan both agree that through hard work and the application of one’s talents, students stand to gain important life lessons in resiliency, industriousness, and entrepreneurial thinking which will serve them through the rest of their life. This was the impetus behind the “extra mile” concept.

The David D. Morgan “Extra Mile” National Scholars Program applications will be made available early September, and they will be accepted through the second week of October. The inaugural class of recipients will be notified in late fall with presentations to follow in January 2015.