In addition to and in conjunction with grants and fellowships sponsored by the National Organization of Phi Kappa Phi, the East Carolina University Chapter offers several awards at the local level.
Graduate Fellowship Winner
Each chapter of Phi Kappa Phi may nominate one student for the national-level competition that annually awards 52 fellowships. The ECU Chapter National Fellowship Award Committee, currently chaired by Dr. Holly Mathews of the Anthropology Department, selects the chapter's nominee for the national competition. Regardless of how the nominee fares in the national competition, there are considerable rewards for being the campus nominee: a free active-for-life membership in Phi Kappa Phi is provided by the national organization, and an engraved plaque plus a cash award of $1,500 is provided by the ECU chapter.
Outstanding First-Year Student and Senior Awards
Another ECU Chapter committee, also currently chaired by Dr. Holly Mathews, selects the recipient of both the Outstanding Freshman and Outstanding Senior Awards. The outstanding first-year student receives an engraved plaque and a cash award of $500, while the outstanding senior receives a plaque and a cash award of $1,000.