Phi Kappa Phi Emerging Scholar Awards presented to Four Plan II Majors
Phi Kappa Phi recognizes 60 outstanding rising sophomores from across the nation each year with this award.
Posted: August 19, 2009
All four UT Austin students awarded the PKP Emerging Scholars Award for 2009 are Plan II Honors students:
- Sarah B. Haas (Plan II Honors/Accounting),
- Anjali Datta (Plan II Honors/Electrical Engineering),
- Natalie K. Craik (Plan II Honors/Biomedical Engineering/Engineering Honors) and
- Lucy A. Lyford (Plan II Honors/Radio-TV-Film).
The Emerging Scholar Award, one of many awards and scholarships offerd by the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, recognizes outstanding rising sophomores studying at Phi Kappa Phi member institutions. Each year, Phi Kappa Phi grants 60 awards in the amount of $250 each year. Emerging Scholar eligibility is tied to:
- Attendance at an institution with an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter;
- A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.75 on a 4.0 scale;
- A minimum of 30 semester hours (or equivalent, excluding all AP, Credit by Exam, transfer credits, etc.) of academic credit (with no more than 60 hours of credit).
"This award is part of Phi Kappa Phi's continuing effort to respond to the needs of undergraduate students in American higher education," said Society Executive Director Dr. Perry A. Snyder.
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi's ongoing commitment to excellence is reflected in its scholarships and awards programs. More than $700,000 is awarded each year to outstanding students, Phi Kappa Phi members and chapters through the Society's various awards competition.
Phi Kappa Phi sets high standards for its award recipients. Selection committees comprised of representatives from each of the Society's five regions carefully review all applications. Applicants are evaluated based on numerous factors, including academic recognition and awards, campus and community involvement, leadership experiences, and quality and scope of proposed program.
About Phi Kappa Phi
Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated.
Since its founding, Phi Kappa Phi has initiated more than 1 million members into its ranks; all of these members have received emblems and certificates of membership. However, Phi Kappa Phi is much more than an emblem and a line on a résumé. It is a global network comprised of the best and brightest from all academic disciplines - a community of scholars and professionals building an enduring legacy for future generations.
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