The Marilyn Demorest Love of Learning Award is bestowed in recognition of the many significant contributions made by Dr. Marilyn Demorest as a key founder and seminal leader of Chapter 22 UM-UMBC of Phi Kappa Phi. Dr. Demorest's clear-eyed determination, detailed planning, and appreciation of both tradition and innovation infused the infant chapter with the carefully-built scaffolding needed for it to grow into the chapter we enjoy today. Marilyn's dedication to PKP and her own love of learning are the foundation for this award.
Each spring, this chapter invites applications from its graduate student members. Two $500 awards will be distributed each year to the selected awardees.
Eligibility criteria for the award are as follows:
(1) Each graduate student applicant shall be a current member of Chapter 22 UM-UMBC
(2) Each graduate student applicant shall be selected on the basis of academic excellence as demonstrated by outstanding grades, academic honors, awards and recognition, and activities in the University or in the Community as well as through a clearly articulated essay (no more than 500 words) explaining what the PKP Motto means to them:
o Philosophia Krateito Photo: Let the Love of Learning Rule Humanity
(3) Each graduate student applying for the Marilyn Demorest Love of Learning Award must complete and submit the online application form no later than March 1, 2021
The winning applicant(s) will be notified by email by the end of March 2021.
Click below to access the award application in Google Drive.