Descriptions of our scholarships appear below. Please note the following application due dates for 2020:

  • Oppenheimer Undergraduate (four $2,000 awards) — May 18

  • Lupton First-Generation (one $3,000 award) — June 1

  • Stiefel Graduate Award (one $4,500 award) — June 30

PSA-PBK will notify all applicants by August 15; checks will be mailed to the schools in August.

All files are PDFs:

Gerald J. Oppenheimer Undergraduate Scholarships

Thanks to your support of our program, we were able to maintain the amount of the five Gerald J. Oppenheimer Undergraduate Scholarships for the academic year 2017-18 at $2,000 each. An additional $400 is awarded to the Ellsworth C. Alvord Jr. Scholar, whose essay will have been judged to be the best. Students at the University of Washington and the University of Puget Sound who have a financial need and who have maintained a GPA of at least 3.8 are eligible.

Gerald J. Oppenheimer was a long-time board member who served as vice-president and secretary in his many years of service to the organization. He was a strong advocate for undergraduates of the University of Washington and the University of Puget Sound as chair of the undergraduate scholarship committee. He passed away in 2016.

Dr. Ellsworth C. Alvord Jr., a member of PSA-PBK, was an outstanding physician, scientist, philanthropist, and humanitarian who dedicated his life to medical research and support of the local arts and sciences. He passed away in 2010.

This year's scholarship recipients are Michelle Asencio (UW; dance; human evolutionary biology), Abigail So Ra Hong (UW; English), Rebecca Miserlian (UPS; English), and Zohdi Cooperrider Young (UW; chemistry). The scholarship committee, having judged that Asencio wrote the best essay, awarded her the additional $400 Ellsworth C. Alvord Jr. Scholarship.

Myra Lupton Scholarship Fund


PSA-PBK is establishing an undergraduate scholarship in memory of longtime board member Myra Lupton, who served the organization for over 40 years. We are inviting you now, and for at least the remainder of 2019, to make a contribution to this new undergraduate scholarship fund. A couple of our members have committed themselves to matching the first $3,000 in contributions made for this undergraduate scholarship. 


Contributions at any time can be made via PayPal on our website or mailed to Puget Sound Association of Phi Beta Kappa, P. O. Box 15258, Seattle, WA 98115.
Please indicate when contributing that you are donating to the Lupton Scholarship. This is an important way for us to honor Myra for her 40+ years of service on our Board of Trustees.

Ernest R. Stiefel Graduate Study Award

The Ernest R. Stiefel Graduate Study Award is given to graduate or professional students who are members of Phi Beta Kappa chapters at the University of Puget Sound or University of Washington and who will attend graduate or professional school at either the University of Puget Sound or the University of Washington.

The 2018 recipient of the Ernest Stiefel Graduate Study Award is Ivyanne J. Smith.

The late Mr. Stiefel was a longtime member of the PSA-PBK board of trustees, serving for many years as its treasurer and assistant treasurer.

Scholarship Donations

If you would like to make a donation to our scholarship fund, please fill out and mail in our membership and donation form or donate online.


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