International Scholars

The problems of tomorrow will require thoughtful and engaged leaders to help solve them. These leaders not only understand the basics of international business and how markets work but also understand the nuances of cultural differences between people.

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.

Criteria

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

 

Past Recipients


Spring 2017
Akash Bhojwani, Alpha Gamma (Oklahoma) | France
Marquez Byrd, Alpha Gamma (Oklahoma | Multi Country Program
Joseph Ferrelli, Alpha (Charleston) | Italy
Cory Gonzales, Gamma Tau (North Texas) | New Zealand & Australia

Fall 2016
Joe Brueggemeyer, Theta (Cincinnati)
David Park, Alpha Delta (Washington)
Drew Rudman, Omega (Purdue)
Ravi Shah, Epsilon Theta (Seton Hall)

Spring 2016
Andrew Bell, Eta Iota (Christopher Newport) | England
Marco Gutierrez, Alpha Kappa (Michigan) | Japan
Cullen O'Donnell, Beta Beta (Florida Southern) | Spain
Nick Petras, Iota Nu (Mississippi State) | Germany
Michael Scimeca, Eta Psi (Central Florida) | Italy

Fall 2015
Darius Bennet, Epsilon Iota (UNC - Greensboro) | Ireland
Josh Edgar, Delta Chi (Kansas State) | Japan
Deshe Gully, Theta Sigma (Cal State-Long Beach) | Australia
Brian Parro, Kappa Alpha (Case Western) | China

Spring 2015
Joel Blankenship, Delta Chi (Kansas State) | Kyrgyzstan
Grant DePoyster, Alpha Lambda (Mississippi) | China
Tyler Fisher, Zeta Epsilon (George Mason) | England

Spring & Fall 2014
Alan Grusky, Eta Sigma (UCLA) | England
Michael Zins, Theta (Cincinnati) | Guatemala
Jonathan Swearengin, Theta Lambda (Missouri State) | Spain
Justin Chu, Eta Upsilon (Miami - Ohio) | Nicaragua
Daniel Park, Alpha Delta (Washington) | Korea
Jack Walters, Iota Lambda (Quinnipiac) | Germany

Spring & Fall 2013
Matthew Calardo, Theta Zeta (George Washington) | Beirut
Johnathan Faler, Theta Alpha (Southern Mississippi) | England
Sunny Singh, Eta Sigma (UCLA) | France
Max Mandelbaum, Theta Zeta (George Washington) | England
Jacob Krysiak, Alpha Gamma (Oklahoma) | Spain
Michael Chang, Epsilon Mu (Bradley) | Denmark

Spring & Fall 2012
Tyler Campbell, Alpha Gamma (Oklahoma) | The Netherlands
Daniel Masin, Alpha Delta (Washington) | Sweden
Joseph Payne, Theta Eta (American University) | Belgium
Michael Powers, Zeta Epsilon (George Mason) | England
James Romo, Theta Xi (Arizona State) | Japan
Paul Willar, Alpha Kappa (Michigan) | Sweden
Dylan Wong, Theta Zeta (George Washington) | England