Phi Beta Kappa Young Scholar Award Competition

December 20, 2023

The Phi Beta Kappa Association of East Central Illinois is proud to announce our thirty-third annual competition.

Founded in 1776, the Phi Beta Kappa Society is the most prestigious honors society in the United States. The PBK motto: Love of learning is the guide of life.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. We invite short essays from high school JUNIORS who are excited about learning and using the gift of learning to see the world in a new light.
  2. Submit an essay online HERE. Submit the essay that you are most proud of writing. It should be approximately 500 words and not a work of creative writing.
  3. Submit the essay by Wednesday, March 1, 2024. Students will need to give current contact information.
  4. Winners will be honored at the Student Research and Creative Activity Conference, held on the campus of Eastern Illinois University, on April 20, 2024.


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