Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc.

Scholarship Based Awards

Asklepios Key

The Asklepios Key, introduced in 1946, was designed as a special award to be presented by a chapter to its members for outstanding achievements. Although the chapter has always been able to establish its own standards in the selection of recipients for this award it is recommended primarily for excellence in scholarship. The cost of the key, approximately $295.00 (US), is born by the chapter and may be obtained from The Central Office or by using the online Kappa Psi Shop.

Henry J. Goeckel Grand Council Scholarship Key and Certificate

This award, originating in 1916, is given annually to Kappa Psi Brothers who graduate with First Honors or who stand first in their graduating class. The award is made following certification by the dean of the college/school of pharmacy. The 14-karat, engraved, gold key and accompanying scholarship certificate are at the expense of the Grand Council.

Scholarship Honors Certificate

The Scholarship Honors Certificate originated in 1958 in order to recognize brothers for outstanding scholastic achievement. It is issued and paid for by the Central Office following the request of the chapter’s Grand Council Deputy. This award is available annually following the spring grading period. 

Requirements for this award are found in the constitution.

Frank H. Eby Scholarship Tray Award

This honor is given to the Collegiate Chapter with the highest grade point average in a one-year period, based upon their membership and their school's grading system. The calculations are based on the grades achieved during the Spring and Autumn (Fall) Semesters, as certified by the chapter's Grand Council Deputy. The winning chapter receives a silver scholarship tray at the expense of the Grand Council and appropriate recognition in the MASK

Nicholas W. Fenney Industry Scholarship Award

This honor is given annually to the Collegiate Chapter that shows the greatest percentage improvement (greater than 5%) in grade point average over the past year. The calculations are based on a comparison of the Frank H Eby Scholarship Tray Award form applications from the current and previous year. The winning chapter receives a certificate of accomplishment and appropriate recognition in the MASK

Foundation Scholarships Guidelines

Eligibility of Applicants for the Kappa Psi Foundation Scholarships

1. The awards are limited to Pharmacy students in accredited Colleges or Schools of Pharmacy, who have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) or 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

2. Students who are pursing a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree should have either one (1) or two (2) professional academic years remaining to complete the degree at the time of application (e.g. application 2010—anticipated graduation either 2011 or 2012)

3. Applicants must be a member in good standing of the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc.

4. Applicants who have received the Kappa Psi Foundation Scholarship twice are not eligible.

Supporting Documents for the Kappa Psi Foundation Scholarships

Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements for the Kappa Psi Foundation Scholarships will be considered for awards on the based on his/her application. The student will fill out the official application form and provide the following supporting documents:

1) Student Narratives—the following information should be submitted in the suggested Word formatting: Font—Calibri (Body), Point—11, Line Spacing 1.15. It is NOT necessary to write to the maximum word count.

   a. Professional involvement in Kappa Psi: On one sheet (no more than 650 word count), please describe your professional and leadership activities with the Fraternity

   b. Career goals and interest in the profession of pharmacy: On one sheet (no more than 550 word count), describe your interest in pharmacy and what you anticipate for professional goals (i.e. community practice, industry, clinical specialty)

   c. Other activities: On one sheet (no more than 500 word count), please describe the following: i. Other fraternal and intra-fraternal service activities and offices held ii. Campus and community service activities and offices held iii. Honors, awards and honor societies

2) Current copy of Curriculum Vitae

3) Academic achievement (transcripts) from an accredited College/School of Pharmacy, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. If the institute’s GPA scale is different from 4.0, please provide a description of the equivalent to the above requirement.

4) Two letters of recommendation: One (1) from the Grand Council Deputy of the chapter and one (1) additional letter from someone directly knowledgeable of the applicant's academic performance or professional work to address that the applicant has demonstrated excellent probabilities for success in Pharmacy or in graduate programs. This may be a Dean, Associate Dean, professor, or work related supervisor.

Application materials are to be sent to: Dr. M Belinda Hardin Kappa Psi Foundation Scholarship Application PO Box 47 Lawrenceburg, KY 40342 For questions regarding the application process, please contact Dr. Hardin (call or text) at 502-600-1685