Literacy Grants

About the Award

The Literacy Grants program was initiated to mobilize members and resources of Phi Kappa Phi and the higher education community to champion literacy initiatives. Grants of up to $2,500 are available to Phi Kappa Phi chapters and individual members to fund ongoing literacy projects or to create new initiatives. The Society's commitment to the cause of literacy grows out of and is consistent with its mission, which was expanded to include "... and to engage the community of scholars in service to others." BYU's Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi applies for a grant each year as one of its student service projects.

Selection Criteria

  • The definition of literacy should be considered broadly.
  • Proposals may be for new projects or for support of existing projects. Target groups may include children to adults.
  • Budget can be used only for supplies and materials, publicity, postage, etc. Budget cannot be used for salaries or stipends.  


  • Literacy Grants are available to Phi Kappa Phi chapters and members. The project director applying for the grant must be an active (dues current) Phi Kappa Phi member. 
  • The applicant cannot be a sitting Phi Kappa Phi board member, divisional vice president, member of the Literacy Award committee or Society employee.


If you want to learn more, please contact BYU's Phi Kappa Phi Vice Presidents.


National Office (including application instructions and online application)

Literacy Grant Fact Sheet

Literacy Grant FAQs and Resources

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1 April 2022