Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships and awards established by Phi Beta Kappa,
Zeta of Texas Chapter at Baylor University

Phi Beta Kappa sponsors activities designed to advance the study of liberal arts and sciences and the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences in higher education and in society at large. These two scholarships were established in honor of faculty members who exemplified Phi Beta Kappa's motto: "Love of learning is the guide of life". The scholarships seek to recognize and reward outstanding students in the liberal arts and sciences.

  • Henry L. Robinson Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Scholarship
  • Phi Beta Kappa and University Scholars Endowed International Scholarship
  • Professor Phillip Johnson Phi Beta Kappa Endowed Scholarship
  • Wallace Daniel Award for Undergraduate Writing

The Society invites its members, supporters and the community to donate to these scholarship funds to support outstanding arts and sciences students at Baylor University.

Henry L. Robinson Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Scholarship
The Henry L. Robinson Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Henry Robinson, Professor of French at Baylor University for 28 years. Each year since 1980 the Zeta of Texas chapter of Phi Beta Kappa selects "Robinson Scholars," students whose programs of study reflect a respect for the values of the liberal arts: humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. The designation and the accompanying scholarship recognize the achievement of the Robinson Scholars and is intended to spur them on to great things in the coming year and throughout their lives, as exemplified by the Phi Beta Kappa motto, "love of learning is the guide of life."

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Phi Beta Kappa and University Scholars Endowed international Scholarship
This endowed scholarship provides funding for the recipient to participate in study abroad. Also called the "Cresson Scholarship," this scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Bruce C. Cresson, Professor of Religion and Director of International Programs. Dr. Cresson served as the first president of Baylor's Phi Beta Kappa chapter and as the founding director of University Scholars, and at Baylor.

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Professor Phillip Johnson Phi Beta Kappa Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2010, this scholarship recognizes Dr. Phillip Johnson’s contributions to Baylor University through his teaching, scholarship and his enduring love and respect for his students and colleagues. The scholarship provides a cash award to students who has displayed excellence in Spanish and throughout their studies at Baylor.

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Wallace Daniel Award for Undergraduate Writing
Dr. Wallace L. Daniel, former dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, possessed a passion for the liberal arts and humanities and championed undergraduate writing across the curriculum. Each year a committee of PBK members selects an award recipient from among the student contributors to The Pulse. The winner receives a $200 prize and presents his or her paper at a public lecture during the spring semester.

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