Pi Kappa Lambda Matching Grants 2018

For special projects

In the Spring of 2012 the Pi Kappa Lambda Board of Regents was pleased to announce a new opportunity for PKL chapters, the PKL Matching Grants Program. Chapters may request up to $600 for a single event or series of events/activities during the academic year.

The recipients of the Pi Kappa Lambda Matching Grants for 2017 are the Iota Omega chapter (Morehouse College), the Lambda chapter (The University of Louisville), and the Zeta Lambda chapter (Capital University). 

The recipients of the Pi Kappa Lambda Matching Grants for 2015 were the Kappa Iota chapter (Claflin University) and the Zeta Iota chapter (The Pennsylvania State University). 

The Department of Music at Claflin University hosted a Popular Music Symposium in February 2016.

The School of Music at Penn State University focused attention on dance and music. This project combined efforts from the Schools of Music, Theatre, and Dance, bringing particular attention to Viennese Waltz. Guest artists and clinicians brought their expertise to this campus-wide project.

Congratulations to both institutions on their successful completion of these special projects.


Eligibility: Any PKL chapter in good standing as certified by the PKL Executive Director, i.e., chapters who have filed chapter reports for the current and previous year, indicating election of new members.

Goals: to support activities that facilitate the aims of Pi Kappa Lambda and that increase visibility of PKL on college campuses.

Application Requirements: All applications must include the following:

  • Cover page with the name of the chapter, faculty contact (name, address, e-mail, phone number), project title, and approximate date or semester of the project.
  • Description of the project, not to exceed two pages, double spaced, 12 point font.
  • Budget, including local matching funds of at least 1/3 the total cost of the project.
  • Letter of support from the applicant’s chair, director, or dean, attesting to the feasibility of the project and indicating support for matching funds.
  • Supporting materials (such as bios or CVs of guest artists) that might be helpful to the review committee.

Submit to: Mark Lochstampfor, Pi Kappa Lambda National Office, c/o Conservatory of Music, 1 College and Main, Columbus, OH 43209  Electronic copies may be submitted to

Deadline: March 30, 2018

Review Process: Applications will be reviewed by the PKL Board of Regents Grants Committee. Applicants will be notified no later than June 15 of the results. Please indicate the best way to reach the applicant on or around June 15. Questions may be directed to Mark Lochstampfor at the National Office.

A second round of grants will be considered for Fall 2018. The deadline for proposals is November 15, 2018.

Acknowledgements: Appropriate acknowledgement of Pi Kappa Lambda support must be given in all publicity. A short report on the success of the project, including the number of people impacted, will be due to the PKL national office 6 weeks after the completion of the project to help the Board of Regents assess the impact of this new program.