The PDK Educational Foundation endowed scholarship program provides financial assistance for undergraduate and advanced degree education. These scholarships are funded through the generosity of donors – members of Phi Delta Kappa, Educators Rising and Pi Lambda Theta who are committed to supporting the next generation of K – 12 public educators. Scholarship funds are disbursed directly to the college or university on behalf of the recipient.  For more information about how the program works, please thoroughly review this website and the Scholarship FAQs before starting your application. Choose your student status below to access the online application link right for you.

Important Dates

January 3, 2019 at 9 am EST: All scholarship applications open.

April 3, 2019 at 5 pm EST: All scholarship applications close.


To be eligible, applicants must be:

  1. A paid member in good standing of one of the following associations: Educators Rising, Phi Delta Kappa, and/or Pi Lambda Theta; and
  2. Pursuing a career in education — usually this means you will be or already are enrolled in a School of Education; and
  3. Enrolled full- or part-time for the fall semester of the application year. If you will not be enrolled and paying tuition and fees in the fall, then you are not eligible.

To learn more about PDK scholarship opportunities, please click on the appropriate link:

I am a high school senior.   APPLY NOW!

I am an undergraduate student. 

I am pursuing an advanced degree. 

I am a teacher, counselor, administrator, or chapter representative.

Questions? Check out our Scholarship FAQs!  If you still have questions, email us at

Many PDK Chapters administer scholarships at the local level.  To explore additional scholarship opportunities for which you may eligible, contact your local Phi Delta Kappa Chapter.

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