The Phi Beta Kappa Award for Distinguished Service to the Humanities

           
The Award for Distinguished Service to the Humanities is given to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions in the field of the humanities.

The award includes a cash prize and a medal named for Mr. and Mrs. William B. Jaffe, whose gift of $25,000 enabled the Society to create the award in 1970. Mr. Jaffe was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Union College. Award recipients are honored at the Triennial Council Meeting of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.




Nomination Process

For full consideration, please include:

  • A letter detailing your recommendation of the candidate for this award
  • A copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae 
  • Your contact information as the nominator 
Nominations for this award are accepted every three years. There will be a call for nominations a year and a half prior to each Triennial Council in the Key Reporter, the General Newsletter and social media.


Past Award Recipients

 

Boston, August 2-4, 2018

Boston, August 2-4, 2018

2018 DSHA Recipient
Lonnie Bunch III

Staff Contact


Please email Jen Horneman at jhorneman@pbk.org with any inquiries or call (202) 745-3287

 



For basic information on all of the National Phi Beta Kappa Awards, download this information sheet.