Key into Public Service Scholars

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Phi Beta Kappa's Key into Public Service panel and reception on Capitol Hill, featuring Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, Ellen Stofan, Joe Hack, Kayla Williams, and Rick Kempinski,  In conjunction with the event, Secretary Frederick M. Lawrence announced that Phi Beta Kappa will launch Key into Public Service Scholars, a pilot program awarding $5,000 scholarships to a cohort of 20 rising sophomore, junior, and senior liberal arts and sciences undergraduate students with an interest in pursuing public sector work.

The Society  invited applications for the Service Scholars program in Fall 2019, and will announce awards this spring. As part of the award, we plan to host a three-day convening for recipients in Summer 2020 that will provide face-to-face training and mentoring opportunities on pathways from liberal arts and sciences education into active citizenship and public service.

As Phi Beta Kappa continues to monitor the circumstances surrounding the nation’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have made the decision to postpone announcing the recipients of the scholarship until April 22nd, 2020 to assess the feasibility of the in-person convening requirement for this program. Please feel free to contact Nora Eigenbrodt at with any questions or concerns.

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