Graduate Scholarship Established for Phi Theta Kappa Members

Mississippi College has established a new scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa members seeking a graduate degree, giving them yet another way to complete their educational goals.

The college, located in Clinton, Mississippi, is the third to designate a graduate scholarship for alumni. Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi and the Texas Chiropractic College also offer post-graduate scholarships for Phi Theta Kappa members.

“Our team is very excited and frankly not surprised that MC has decided to designate an MBA Graduate scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa alums,” said Ron Filipowicz, Director of Senior College Relations/ for Phi Theta Kappa. “MC has long been a supporter of Phi Theta Kappa students, and this new scholarship is another example of that.”

A varying number of merit-based scholarships will be awarded per term to Phi Theta Kappa members who have completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The student’s undergraduate record must indicate the ability to pursue the Master of Business Administration degree program and a satisfactory score on the GMAT.

Students who complete their BSBA from Mississippi College with an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher may have the GMAT requirement waived for the MBA program.

Caley Forbes, Director of Graduate and Professional Studies at Mississippi College, said the scholarship is a unique way to promote graduate education to students who are thinking about continuing their education.

“We felt like it would make the MBA program more attractive to students if there were potential scholarship opportunities,” she said.

Forbes said establishing a graduate scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa members was a “no brainer” because they are the kind of quality students the college would want in its graduate program.

“Our MBA program is all about growing leaders in the community, and most Phi Theta Kappa members have already shown great leadership on their campuses,” she said.

Dr. Patricia Hill, Director of Transfer Admissions at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, echoed that sentiment, saying that the university recognized that many Phi Theta Kappa members wish to continue their education beyond the bachelor’s degree in addition to continuing opportunities to network, gain scholarship and be actively involved in community projects.

Students must maintain membership in the Phi Theta Kappa Epsilon of Texas Alumni Association in order to be eligible for the scholarship, she said.

“Our student members strive for excellence in and out of the classroom, understand the importance of completion and embrace the culture of competition that is essential in the business world,” Filipowicz said. “This mixture qualifies our student members as a smart investment’ for four-year universities that want to put their scholarship dollars to good use.”

Learn more about these scholarships and other transfer opportunities offered exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa members by four-year colleges and universities at

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