The University of Texas-Pan American chapter of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society is inviting applications from outstanding senior students for competitive fellowships worth up to $7,000 for first-year graduate or professional study.
Fifty Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships will be awarded nationwide. Thirty additional Awards of Excellence of $1,000 will be made.
Criteria used in the selection process include scholastic achievement, high standardized test scores, honors and enrichment programs, leadership and participation in university and community activities, expression of study plans and career goals, plus evaluations by faculty.
Graduating seniors with superior academic and leadership records should contact the Phi Kappa Phi representative, Dr. Wendy James-Aldridge, at 381-3329 for additional information and application forms. The application deadline is Feb. 4.
Phi Kappa Phi, which was founded in 1897, has more than 275 chapters at universities and colleges throughout the nation. It is the only major national scholastic honor society that recognizes academic excellence in all disciplines. The Fellowship Program was established in 1932 and since then has given more than 1,250 fellowship awards and 400 Honorable Mention and Awards of Excellence. Since the UT Pan American chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was chartered in 1983, three chapter nominees have received these national awards.