Phi Theta Kappa


About Phi Theta Kappa and NVC's chapter, Beta Lambda Upsilon:

The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize academic achievement, leadership, service, and to encourage scholarships among our NVC Beta Lambda Upsilon members. Phi Theta Kappa provides these opportunities for its members in order to assist with gaining a competitive edge in both their academic and professional journeys! 

Our Chapter Mission:

Beta Lambda Upsilon provides members with resources to pursue their ambitions while helping them with their path for success through scholarships and development opportunities.

Our Values:






- In 1910, PTK began as a society originally named Kappa Phi Omicron at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri.

- In 1918 the name of the organization was changed to Phi Theta Kappa.

- In 1975 the first transfer scholarship was established. Currently, approximately 735 colleges and universities offer over $37 million in transfer scholarships for PTK members.

- In 1988 Phi Theta Kappa reaches all 50 states and in 1994 Phi Theta Kappa celebrated its 75th anniversary and inducted its 1 millionth member.

Today we have over 2.5 million members!

Eligibility to Join PTK:

Eligibility for NVC's PTK Chapter, Beta Lambda Upsilon, Membership:

  • Currently enrolled at NVC and pursuing an associate degree/transfer or certificate program through the institution;
  • Completed at least 12 hours of college level coursework that may be applied to an associate degree (part-time students may be eligible);
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.00+ from college level credit courses (developmental course grades cannot be applied towards this GPA);
  • Be in good standing with NVC and adhere to the moral standards of the society
  • Complete the one time payment of $94 for lifetime membership


Spring 24 applications are open. Deadline to apply April 12th.

CLICK HERE to apply

If you need assistance with payment of the membership fee, CLICK HERE to apply for payment assistance. (Must have applied and accepted to request assistance)

All requests after this date will not be considered and students must reapply in the next semester.



PTK Scholarships

Scholarships are the #1 reason students join PTK. Here’s why: we offer two types of scholarships to help students complete an associate degree and prepare for transfer to a four-year college. Nearly $1 million in competitive scholarships are offered through PTK’s Foundation to support students to complete a degree.

Transfer scholarships are available for qualified members to 4 year institutions such as yet not limited to: UTSA, Schreiner University, Trinity Christian College, St. Mary's University, University of Incarnate Word, and more

NVC's PTK Beta Lambda Upsilon offers several chapter financial awards each semester for its members.

For more PTK scholarship information please contact:

Student Life Calendar



Misconduct or Grievance?

If you have any misconduct or a grievance to report, please visit the: 

Student Toolbox