Pi Lambda Theta Student Support Scholarships are exclusively for members of Pi Lambda Theta who are pursuing undergraduate or advanced degrees in education. The Pi Lambda Theta Student Support Scholarship awards are $2000.
Before you start, please gather these components of your application:
- Transcript(s) as evidence of your academic success. Transcripts should include the fall semester and do NOT need to be official. Please save it with a file name starting with your last name, e.g., Jones_transcript.pdf.
- Personal Statement, no longer than 500 words, sharing about something you have learned about teaching and/or the public education system since you have been in college. Consider sharing about your student teaching experience, challenges you see facing the profession and/or public education and how you see yourself confronting those challenges, or your thoughts on various instructional methods or teaching philosophies.
- A description of your extracurricular activities, especially those in which you have worked with others in a teaching or learning capacity, service activities or clubs, employment and sports, noting any leadership roles you have held.
- Letter of recommendation written by a person not related to you who is familiar with your academic abilities and school activities, and who can address your interest in teaching and the qualities that will make you a successful educator. Please ask for this letter early, as we cannot extend the application deadline. The letter does not need to be sealed. Please save it with a file name starting with your last name, e.g., Jones_letter.pdf.
Many PDK Chapters administer scholarships at the local level. To explore additional scholarship opportunities for which you may eligible, contact your local Phi Delta Kappa Chapter.