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JULIA1154 Posts: 1,783
1/15/13 8:58 P

I second the recommendation that you speak with an on-campus adviser and ask specifically about both the financial and academic benefits. Ask about financial assistance, too, for the membership itself. There may be assistance or payment plans that would help make it worthwhile for you.

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ANGHARAD3 Posts: 966
1/15/13 8:00 P

I joined 25 years ago.

SHARONSOWN Posts: 1,020
1/15/13 6:59 P

As I've heard said,

"It's an honor just to be nominated".

For myself, if I can't afford it, I can't afford it!

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1/15/13 6:47 P

Chances are the organization has a campus advisor. I would see if you could talk to them about what the benefits are as they apply to you and your situation, and to see how the scholarship benefits would work for you.

I was also asked to join it when I was taking night courses but didn't join as I didn't see the benefits of it for my situation... but I didn't have real plans to go onto a 4 year.

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MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,332
1/15/13 5:36 P

I have heard of Phi Beta Kappa, and know it is a prestigious organization to be a part of. I am sure that Phi Theta Kappa would carry the same weight. I would splurge on the fee to be a member, it may openmany doors.

I don't have any answers to your questions. Perhaps your Guidance Counselor can help? Or the President of this organization

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1/15/13 12:58 P


ok so this is not a weight related topic but thought yall might have some good advice . I was asked to join Phi Theta Kappa through my 2 year college. It's a Honours Society that you can join if you have above a 3.5 average. However, the fee is $75 to join. Thats a lot for me right now.

I know feel includes special tassle when you graduate, stamped diploma saying you were in society, and scholarship possibilities.

I live in VA and am moving to FL at some point this year. I'm planning on the summer semester being my last one (for my Associates Degree) I think plan to switch from VA to FL 4 year school. Unsure how this would work with scholarship possibilities...? Or if the scholarships are really hard to get. Sorry I am confused with this!

any help greatly appreciated. lmk your experience. Even if you are in a different honours organization, know people who are, or have info I would love to hear your opinion!

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