The Kay Bowers Fund for Phi Beta Kappa Students, established by the Rays, will support eligible Phi Beta Kappa students who don’t have the resources to cover the expenses to join. Upon learning of the decision to award a chapter to Oregon State, Ray has just doubled the endowment.
Phi Beta Kappa presents eight awards and fellowships annually. These awards recognize exceptional authors, scholars, graduate students, and professors in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, philosophy, French language or literature, and Greek language, literature or history. Phi Beta Kappa also gives two major awards at the triennial council for lifetime achievement in support of the liberal arts and sciences.