Phi Tau Phi Scholarship for Students of Chinese Descent

$1,000 merit scholarship for students of Chinese descent

The Phi Tau Phi (PTP) Scholastic Honor Society of Mid-America Chapter offers scholarship awards to qualified undergraduate and graduate students of Chinese descent: $1,000 each in recognition of their outstanding academic and overall achievements.

The Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society was founded by American professor Joseph H. Ehlers  in 1921 in Pei Yang University, China. This Society aims to encourage scholarship, stimulate research, reward scholastic achievement, and form bonds of intellectual and professional fellowship. Phi Tau Phi stands for Philosophia, Technologia, and Physiologia, which collectively represent all disciplines of  learning.


Deadline Information

Submission deadline: Saturday, June 30, 2018

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for the scholarship, an applicant shall

  1. 1. Be a matriculated junior or senior or have achieved at least 60 semester academic credit hours pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin during the current academic year.
  2. Or a graduate student in an accredited graduate school in the aforementioned states.
  3. Have an overall college GPA of 3.5 (4.0 system) or higher.
  4. Be of Chinese descent interested in and committed to Chinese heritage and culture.
  5. Have not previously received a Phi Tau Phi scholarship award in the same category

Application Process

Application (to receive consideration, the applicant must provide a complete application):

1. a resume with name of school, major, work experiences, community services, and awards

2. an official transcript(s) (from the university presently attending) sent from the registrar’s office of the university and addressed to Committee Chair (See address below)

3. an essay of professional goals, achievements no more than 500 words with a font size no larger than 12 point Times New Roman and double-spaced

4. any other relevant supporting document(s)

Please (1) email the above application materials (#1, #3, #4) to Prof. Arthur Yuan at; and (2) mail the hardcopy to the Committee Chair: Prof. Arthur Yuan, The John Marshall Law School, 315 S Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604. Please request the transcript(s) (#2) be mailed directly to the Committee Chair.  Awardees will be notified before August 15 and must be present at the Phi Tau Phi's annual meeting in Chicago to receive the award. Your award letter will indicate the date and location of the annual meeting.