About PTK


Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is an international two-year community and technical college honor society. PTK has been recognized as the official honor society of community colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) since 1929. Since its founding, PTK has inducted more than 3.5 million members and chartered nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 nations.

PTK’s mission is to develop professional and academic skills in key areas of service, fellowship, research, and leadership for members and their future. PTK’s goals support members through scholarship funding and giving back to the academic community through volunteer opportunities on campus.

PTK Membership

Membership Requirements:

  • Achieve a cumulative 3.5 GPA
  • Complete at least 12 college credits
  • Accept invitation
  • Complete the application process through PTK.org
  • Pay the membership fee

Membership Benefits:

  • Recognition
  • Scholarships
  • Career Training
  • Transfer Success
  • Leadership Training
  • Get Published
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Member Discounts (National Partnerships)

PTK Scholarships

Over $90 million in scholarships are available for eligible Phi Theta Kappa members. These scholarships help members complete associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degrees. Phi Theta Kappa partners with nearly 750 senior colleges that offer more than $37 million in transfer scholarships designated exclusively for our members. The average member receives $2,500 for two years.

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