Phi Theta Kappa’s mission is to: 1) recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and (2) provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming. Membership eligibility is based on the number of credit hours completed and a high grade point average; therefore, membership is a special honor afforded to a small group of outstanding students. Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1.3 million members and 1,200 chapters located in the United States, its territories, Canada and Germany.
AIB College of Business recognizes the success of Phi Theta Kappa members who choose to further their education upon completion of an associate’s degree by granting scholarships to AIB’s bachelor’s degree program. “AIB College of Business awards Phi Theta Kappa members up to a $500 per term scholarship once enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program. We are proud to offer this benefit to members who have achieved academic excellence,” said Jane DeHaven, Phi Theta Kappa Advisor for AIB College of Business.
Scholarship opportunities are available to not only AIB graduates who were involved in Phi Theta Kappa but also PTK members who transfer to AIB to complete a bachelor’s degree. In total, over $37 million in scholarships is offered by four-year colleges and universities to Phi Theta Kappa members.
Stephanie Taylor, Tama, was inducted into the Beta Pi Pi Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at AIB College of Business in Des Moines.