Phi Beta Kappa in a Time of Covid

Just about now in a “normal” year you would be receiving word about the Lowcountry Phi Beta Kappa Association’s annual awards banquet. Indeed, we were especially excited about that banquet this year because we had made two changes in the awards program.

One change is to honor outstanding students already majoring in the liberal arts and sciences—the areas Phi Beta Kappa strongly supports—who were about to begin their final semester or year in residence at one of the three local universities (College of Charleston, The Citadel, and Charleston Southern). The other is to increase the scholarship award from $2000 to $2500.

Then came COVID-19, disrupting life as we knew it and having consequences we cannot yet imagine. For the Lowcountry Phi Beta Kappa Association, the pandemic, with its restrictions on in-person gatherings and the required closure of restaurants, means we must forego our annual spring scholarship awards banquet this year.

However, once restrictions are lifted, we anticipate making plans for an event in the fall that will honor our scholarship award recipients. As soon as we have those plans in place, we will let you know. Meanwhile, please stay as safe as possible.

Take care of yourself,


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