Purpose and History
The purpose of the endowment is to provide financial support for study, research, and service in education and for the projects, programs, and activities of Pi Lambda Theta. For almost a century, Pi Lambda Theta, the most selective national professional honor society of educators, has fostered scholastic achievement among students and professionals. Its history has created a legacy of leadership and a commitment to academic excellence. In keeping with its mission to advance scholarship and professional growth, Pi Lambda Theta created the Educational Trust in 1981. In 1995, the trust was separately incorporated as the Pi Lambda Theta Educational Endowment. When PDK International acquired PLT in 2010, the endowment became part of the PDK Educational Foundation. All scholarships are managed according to their original contractual agreements.
Scholarships, Grants, and Awards
Disbursements from named funds are restricted to the scholarships, grants, and awards specified in the underlying restricted fund agreements. Disbursements from the main fund are directed by the endowment’s governing board. All disbursements conform to the Uniform Management of Institutional Funds Act. Visit Scholarships, Grants, and Awards to apply for PLT awards. Visit the Fund Gallery to view a list of all PLT endowment funds.
Ways to Give
The endowment operates under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your donation is deductible for federal income tax purposes to the extent allowed by law. All donations go to the principal of the funds.
Gifts to PLT may be made online (log in first), by telephone at 800-766-1156 (major credit cards accepted) or by mail sent to Pi Lambda Theta, PO Box 7888, Bloomington, IN 47407-7888. To make a bequest, designate the PDK Educational Foundation as the beneficiary.
If you have questions, please contact the PDK development office at 800-766-1156.