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Key into Public Service Scholarship

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Deadline: Jan. 24th, 8:59 pm EST

Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society, celebrates excellence in the liberal arts and
sciences and champions freedom of thought. The Society invites online applications for the second year of its Key into Public Service Scholars program. This initiative will award $5,000 undergraduate scholarships and participation opportunities for networking and job training for up to 20 sophomore and junior liberal arts and sciences students interested in pursuing public service careers. Society membership is not required.

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Preferred Characteristics:

  • Intellectual Curiosity: Ideas excite you and you learn from many viewpoints. You are passionate about your arts and sciences education, and eager to learn more about the world around you.
  • Breadth and Interdisciplinary Depth: You demonstrate academic excellence in your arts, humanities, mathematics, natural science, or social science major with a minimum 3.5 grade point average. In addition, you also take a range of coursework outside your primary field of interest as demonstrated in your transcript and can communicate why a well-rounded education matters.
  • Leadership: You can identify how you influence others positively, either on or off-campus through academic research, campus extracurricular activities, internships, employment, or community organizing.
  • Service to Others: You would like to pursue a career in government or another form of public service to serve the common good. You can show a meaningful commitment to others by your participation in volunteer/community service activities.

Successful applicants will receive a $5,000 scholarship and will participate in a required virtual convening featuring career training and mentoring opportunities. Interested students may apply through January 24, 2022, on the PBK national website.

Note: this scholarship is open to all students of UCI.