Phi Kappa Tau at the University of Akron places emphasis on rewarding high performing men with scholarships. We offer both local and national scholarships, both of which active members win every year. Most of these scholarships are limited to members but some scholarships can be awarded to nonmembers as well (indicated with an *).

Local Scholarships

Men of Character Scholarship*

The mission of Phi Kappa Tau is to champion a lifelong commitment to brotherhood, learning, ethical leadership and exemplary character. Phi Kappa Tau at the University of Akron is excited to announce the launch of the “Men of Character Scholarship”, a scholarship that is designed to recognizing outstanding individuals who embody the mission of the Fraternity.

Applications are due September 30th and the winners will be awarded $500 or $250 respectively. The application is easy to fill out online, and only includes a brief paragraph and optional letters of recommendation. Eligible recipients include incoming freshman and transfer students who live up to the mission of Phi Kappa Tau. *It is not a requirement to join Phi Kappa Tau or any fraternal organization to receive this scholarship.

You may apply by clicking here. Also, reach out to a chapter leader if you have any questions. You may also message any of our social media pages with questions or concerns.

The Ray C. and Ellen P. Bliss Scholarship*

Established in 1982, this scholarship was established under the will of the late Ray C. Bliss, Class of 1935. Ray Bliss was a former member and chairman of The University of Akron Board of Trustees, and served as a national chairman of the Republican Party.

This scholarship is for political science majors, and is available for anyone to apply for. Preference will be given to members and associates of Phi Kappa Tau, students from Summit County, and proof of demonstration of high scholastic ability, citizenship, moral character, promise, and leadership skills.

Applicants can apply directly here from the University of Akron's political science scholarship page.

Scholarships are provided by Phi Kappa Tau headquarters and by the Phi Kappa Tau Foundation every year. These scholarships are available to both associate and active members. Men from the University of Akron are awarded these scholarships every year on application.

All scholarships are visible below. Please note there are multiple ways to apply - HQ scholarships are available via the quick application link, but many of the larger Foundation scholarships are by application only.

Click here to visit the scholarship page.