PKP Outstanding Junior

Each year, the deans in each college are asked to select the most outstanding student from among all the juniors in their respective colleges based on research and/or creative production, community engagement, accomplishments/awards, and academic record, with the final selection criteria determined by the dean of each respective college.

As of spring 2019, this award has become a collaboration between The Association of Former Students, LAUNCH: Academic Excellence, and the Texas A&M chapter of Phi Kappa Phi and has been renamed the "Gathright Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Junior" award. 

Each college outstanding junior is  interviewed by a Phi Kappa Phi committee, after which the committee selects the "Texas A&M Gathright Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Junior" for the year.