Alpha Upsilon Upsilon Chapter
at W.C.C.C.
 The

purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to
recognize and encourage scholarship among
two-year college students. To achi...
Phi Theta Kappa's mission is two-fold:
Recognize and encourage the academic
achievement of two-year college
students and;
...
1918
 Phi Theta Kappa is founded by presidents of eight
Missouri junior colleges for women, who seek to
establish an acad...
1929
 At the annual meeting held November 18-19 in Atlantic City, New
Jersey, the American Association of Junior Colleges...
1975
 The first transfer scholarship specifically for Phi Theta Kappa
members is established by Dr. Jack Guistwhite, an
a...
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Validate your academic success
We reward your hard work with membership in the largest community college...
Membership recognizes your academic success:
The Phi Theta Kappa Golden Key Membership Pin
 A Phi Theta Kappa Membership ...
Membership empowers you with a competitive edge:
 $37 million in scholarships for members only
 FREE enrollment in Colle...
Transfer Scholarships:
 More than $37 million in transfer scholarships are
available to Phi Theta Kappa members and they
...
Fall Scholarships

Spring Scholarships

Other Opportunities

Hites Transfer
Scholarships

Frank Lanza Memorial
Scholarship...
To be eligible for membership:
 You must be enrolled in a regionally accredited
institution offering an associate degree ...
Visit www.PTK.org and

contact our Phi Theta Kappa Advisor!
W.C.C.C. Youngwood
Alpha Upsilon Upsilon
Local Chapter Advisor...
 www.WCCC.edu
 www.ptk.org
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  1. 1. Alpha Upsilon Upsilon Chapter at W.C.C.C.
  2. 2.  The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.
  3. 3. Phi Theta Kappa's mission is two-fold: Recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and; Provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.
  4. 4. 1918  Phi Theta Kappa is founded by presidents of eight Missouri junior colleges for women, who seek to establish an academic honor society with a common purpose and organization. 1921  The first Phi Theta Kappa membership pin is designed. 1924  The Phi Theta Kappa Constitution is amended to provide for chartering of chapters at coeducational and all-male schools.  The Phi Theta Kappa seal is adopted.
  5. 5. 1929  At the annual meeting held November 18-19 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the American Association of Junior Colleges (now known as the American Association of Community Colleges or AACC) officially recognizes Phi Theta Kappa as the national honor society for junior colleges. November 19 is now recognized annually as Phi Theta Kappa Founders Day. 1930  The Phi Theta Kappa Golden Key membership pin is adopted and remains in use today. The Key is a golden slab, keyed at the top and bottom. Across the center of the slab is a black enamel band upon which three Greek letters appear, which are the initials of three mystic Greek words meaning phronimon (Phi), thumos (Theta), katharotes (Kappa) and meaning wisdom, aspiration and purity. Behind the band is a wreath, on one side composed of oak leaves, and on the other, of laurel. The wreath of oak leaves denotes stability and strength of character, and the curling leaves of laurel signify achievement and success. Above the band is a representation of the head of Athena, symbol of learning; in the base appear the Greek letters forming the word meaning light, the light of learning and knowledge (φῶς, phi, omega and sigma).  A membership certificate is approved.  A Coat of Arms, now known as the Crest, is approved.
  6. 6. 1975  The first transfer scholarship specifically for Phi Theta Kappa members is established by Dr. Jack Guistwhite, an administrator at Florida Atlantic University. Currently approximately 735 colleges and universities across the United States, in Canada and Great Britain offer $37 million in transfer scholarships for Phi Theta Kappa members. 1993  Phi Theta Kappa celebrates its 75th anniversary. 1996  Phi Theta Kappa establishes a website. 1998  The Golden Key weekly electronic newsletter is launched. 2006  Phi Theta Kappa inducts its 2 millionth member.
  7. 7.       Validate your academic success We reward your hard work with membership in the largest community college honor society. Empower you for future success The transition to college isn't easy, whether you are entering directly after high school or after years outside the classroom. We can help, with support from your campus chapter and real resources built around the needs of community college students. Expand your academic horizons Use our honors program, Honors in Action, and your research and leadership skills to engage in problem-solving and make a difference through service. Develop "soft" skills Learn about effective written and oral communications, leadership skills, critical thinking, time management and teamwork through Five Star Competitive Edge professional development plan. Keep you on track to complete college We're committed to increasing credentialing rates. See how we can help with scholarship information and our transfer planning platform, CollegeFish.org. Connect you to our world of scholars Be part of a global network of students through our interactive website, Facebook, Twitter and cutting-edge technology available 24/7, providing complete programming access to distance learners and evening students.
  8. 8. Membership recognizes your academic success: The Phi Theta Kappa Golden Key Membership Pin  A Phi Theta Kappa Membership Certificate and ID Card  Recognition during college induction ceremony  Recognition by wearing Phi Theta Kappa Commencement Regalia during college graduation  Announcement of earned Membership on Phi Theta Kappa's website  A Press Release announcing your academic achievement 
  9. 9. Membership empowers you with a competitive edge:  $37 million in scholarships for members only  FREE enrollment in CollegeFish.org, a transfer and college completion planning tool  FREE access to Five Star Competitive Edge, a personal and professional development plan for building marketable skills and an online portfolio  FREE access to our Career Resource Center  Opportunity to be published in Phi Theta Kappa's anthology, Nota Bene  Opportunities to develop research and servant leadership skills by participating in Honors in Action programming in local chapter  Opportunity to become part of a network of over 2.5 million fellow scholars and servant leaders on more than 1,270 campuses worldwide  Increased pay grade for entry level federal jobs  Personalized letters of recommendation for scholarships and employment
  10. 10. Transfer Scholarships:  More than $37 million in transfer scholarships are available to Phi Theta Kappa members and they are available for over 700 four-year colleges and universities.  Awards are administered directly by the senior institution. Scholarships Administered by Phi Theta Kappa:  Phi Theta Kappa administers scholarships using a common application. Applicants may apply for one scholarship on the common application or multiple scholarships at the same time.
  11. 11. Fall Scholarships Spring Scholarships Other Opportunities Hites Transfer Scholarships Frank Lanza Memorial Scholarship The Hispanic Scholarship Fund Guistwhite Scholarships Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise The Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships All-USA Community College Academic Team The Jeannette Rankin Foundation GEICO Business Student Scholarship Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team International Scholar Laureate Program New Century Scholars Pearson Prize for Higher Education All-State Community College Academic Team
  12. 12. To be eligible for membership:  You must be enrolled in a regionally accredited institution offering an associate degree program.  You must have completed at least 12 hours of coursework that may be applied to an associate degree (part-time students may be eligible).  You must generally have a grade point average of 3.5.  You must receive an invitation to membership from the chapter at the college where presently enrolled.  You must adhere to the moral standards of the society in accordance with the Society's Constitution.
  13. 13. Visit www.PTK.org and contact our Phi Theta Kappa Advisor! W.C.C.C. Youngwood Alpha Upsilon Upsilon Local Chapter Advisor: Dr. Patricia Guth guthp@wccc.edu (724) 925-4240
  14. 14.  www.WCCC.edu  www.ptk.org
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