Applicant FAQs

How do I apply?
Fill out the application on the website and submit it no later than May 20, 2022.

When will I find out if I won?
Semi-finalists will be contacted on May 27th – May 28th and finalists will be contacted by August 5th.

Who do I contact if I have a question or need more information?
Please connect with the Nile C. Kinnick Scholarship coordinators at

If I am a finalist, what should I wear to the brunch?
The event is formal, business professional attire is encouraged. C

Do I have to join Phi Kappa Psi or go through rush to be considered?
No, the Kinnick scholarship is designed to reward the most outstanding incoming male students regardless of fraternity interest.

Donor FAQs

Who can I make a check out to?
Make checks payable to the “Phi Kappa Psi Scholarship Fund”

Is the gift tax-deductable?
Yes.  Gifts to the Phi Kappa Psi Scholarship Fund will be acknowledged and receipted by the UI foundation.

How do the donated funds impact the Nile Kinnick Scholarship?
When gifted, the funds will go toward the Phi Kappa Psi Scholarship Fund endowed with the University. Funds will return interest until the next awarding period of the Nile Kinnick Scholarship Program.  Once the Nile Kinnick Scholarship Award winners are selected, the Financial Aid office is notified, and the students’ University Bill credited with the funds from the Phi Kappa Psi Scholarship Fund.