To help prepare students to keep pace in a global business climate, the Pi Kappa Phi Foundation created its International Scholars Program in 2008. The goal is to provide an opportunity for outstanding student leaders (who might not otherwise be able to afford a study abroad experience) to gain firsthand knowledge and understanding of the various businesses and economic and cultural differences inherently found in other parts of the world.
All undergraduate members of Pi Kappa Phi are eligible to apply every spring and fall for the International Scholars Program. Students who apply in the fall are eligible if they plan on going abroad the upcoming spring semester. On the other hand, students who apply in the spring are eligible if they plan on going abroad the upcoming summer and/or fall semesters.
Applicants can receive up to $4,000 towards their study abroad expenses. The total number of recipients and grants vary each semester.
To be eligible, an applicant must:
- Be an initiated member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity
- Be enrolled as a full-time student at his university
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Complete the entire application
- Submit a budget of his anticipated expenses while abroad
- Submit two letters of recommendation (one professional and one academic)
- Provide documentation of his acceptance into an accredited study abroad program