Tri Kappa is a unique philanthropic organization because it exists only within the boundaries of the state of Indiana.

Each Tri Kappa chapter has special projects in its community for charity, culture, and education. Local chapters also support statewide projects.

Scholarships totaling over $5 million have been given since 1913. Tri Kappa now offers scholarships in the areas of academics, fine arts, music education, and to non-traditional students (Key Scholarship).


  1. Be enrolled full-time at an accredited college offering a baccalaureate or graduate degree.
  2. Be a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student at the time of application and be enrolled full-time during the subsequent year.
  3. Be a citizen of the United States and resident of Indiana from within the jurisdiction of the sponsoring chapter.

Additional requirements:

State Academic Scholarship - Strong academic record, strong goal statement, work experience, volunteer service and extracurricular activities.

Key Scholarship - have no previous undergraduate degree, have interruption in education for at least 5 years, plan to enroll for a minimum of 6 credit hours, strong goal statement, work experience and volunteer service.

Fine Arts Scholarship - enrolled in area of concentration - dance, drama, art or music - and focused upon either performance or education.

Twanette Nutter Fleming Award - enrolled in a fully accredited baccalaureate program (in area of music education) and aspires to teach music in parochial, private or public schools.

Beryl Showers Holland Fellowship - enrolled at Indiana University, senior at time of application, excellent academic ability, leadership, financial need and continuing on in graduate study.

To apply, contact your local Tri Kappa chapter.

Through donations to our Memorial Fund, Tri Kappa also supports an emergency fund for students-in-need at twenty-seven Indiana colleges and universities. Please contact the Indiana college or university for assistance if needed.

Gifted and talented programs at Purdue University, Indiana State University, Rose-Hulman, and the Indiana Academy of Ball State University receive support from Tri Kappa. A contribution for expenses is made to the winning team of the state competition for "We the People" to attend national competition at Washington, D.C. This program is designed to engage high school students in a rigorous six-week study of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Each year local chapters and state Tri Kappa give over $1.5 million to its endeavors of charity, culture and education. Since 1901 Tri Kappa members have donated untold hours and millions of dollars to projects in the state of Indiana.