Student Community Update - Fall 2011
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division welcomes its students to join two exciting honor societies, National Technical Honor Society and Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity. These two honor societies are specifically tailored to fit online students’ needs.
To be eligible for either society, students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must have completed 12 credits (or about four courses).
The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education. Founded in 1984, NTHS lifts up students, advances excellence in career and technical education, and raises the bar for student achievement. To qualify for this society, students must meet the criteria listed above and submit a completed application to the Office of Student Community, along with the $25 lifetime dues. An online induction ceremony will follow.
Kappa Pi promotes artistic excellence at the collegiate level and beyond by maintaining high academic excellence. To qualify for this society, students must meet the criteria listed above, upload five portfolio pieces to Connections for review, and submit a completed application to the Office of Student Community, along with the $25 initiation dues. (There are yearly dues required after to receive mailings and scholarship information.) Students will then be contacted after a few weeks with an acceptance letter or a rejection. Students who are rejected may apply again in the next term. An online induction ceremony will follow.
Last year, NTHS gave away over $75,000 in scholarship money. Seventy-five students, including three Ai Pittsburgh Online Division students, were awarded scholarships.
In their annual SketchBook, Kappa Pi awarded five students with scholarships. These scholarships are based on academic achievement as well as their portfolios.
Students can join these honor societies twice per year, in January and September. For fall applicants, the Kappa Pi deadline is September 20, 2011 and the NTHS deadline is October 14, 2011.