Phi Theta What?

By Celina Simmons

ATTENTION SMCC STUDENTS! If you have received an email from a group called Phi Theta Kappa, this is not spam! In fact, it’s quite the opposite. This email could open the door to a plethora of opportunities for you in your educational career.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is a national honors society that traces all the way back to 1910, when it was known as Kappa Phi Omicron and had only 10 members. Over the next 100 years, PTK would grow to become a nationally respected honors society with over 3.5 million members.

On their website, their mission statement reads, “The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders.” PTK offers more than $37 million in transfer scholarships to their members as well as personalized letters of recommendation for scholarships and employment opportunities.

Those are but a few of the opportunities that will be offered to you as a member of Phi Theta Kappa. If you have received an invitation email to join this prestigious membership, I would highly recommend you take advantage of this inspiring opportunity.

Not only will you receive monetary assistance, but PTK also provides a strong network community and personal satisfaction. I know this from being a member myself. Once I received the email, instantly all of the hard work I have put forth in my academic career felt worth it. I feel more inspired than ever to get those high grades and to be as active in my college community as I can. It’s not every day that you stumble across an opportunity to point your life in the right direction, but with a PTK membership, this could be your day!

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