The application period for Wabash Valley College’s honor society, Phi Theta Kappa, is now open. Applications are available in the Student Services office and must be turned in by Feb. 26.

Phi Theta Kappa is the national honor society for American Community Colleges. Its purposes are the promotion of scholarship, the development of leadership and service and the cultivation of fellowship among community college students. To be eligible, a student must maintain a 3.5 or better grade point average and must be enrolled full time in a degree program.

Students may check their ENTRATA transcript or inquire in Student Services for GPA information. Students meeting the criteria above should contact Student Services Office in Main Hall to complete and submit application forms prior to the Feb. 26 deadline. Application fees must also be paid by the deadline as well.

Members are recognized at Wabash Valley College’s commencement ceremony. Each year Phi Theta Kappa awards cash scholarships to the top graduating students who compete by filing an application and writing an essay. Phi Theta Kappa membership provides many benefits to students, including scholarship opportunities as they transfer on to universities.

Those who are interested in joining the largest honor society in American higher education should contact Brenda Phegley, Phi Theta Kappa Advisor, at phegleyb@iecc.edu or Student Services.