Fifty Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships will be awarded nationwide, and another 30 Awards of Excellence of $1,000 will be presented.
The 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, and 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 the Department of Psychology and Anthropology, 956/381-3329, for additional information and application forms.
Phi Kappa Phi, which was founded in 1897, has more than 280 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 UTPA chapter was chartered in 1983, three of our chapter nominees have received these national awards, reflecting the outstanding achievements of our student body," said Dr. James-Aldridge.