The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Announces 2021 Dissertation Fellows
Baton Rouge, LA (04/06/2021) — The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society, today announced the recipients of a 2021 Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship. The $10,000 fellowships are designed to support active Society members in the dissertation writing stage of doctoral study.
This year's class of fellows represents a group of 10 students spanning a number of academic disciplines from science and technology to arts and humanities.
The 2021 Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellows are:
- Anton L.V. Avancena, University of Michigan
- Brittnie E. Bloom, San Diego State University
- Jenna M. Hartley, North Carolina State University
- Thomas Herbst, University of Missouri
- Kathleen Hupfeld, University of Florida
- Renee Jordan, Northern Arizona University
- Ann Meejung Kim, University of Wisconsin
- Elaine Penagos, Emory University
- Emily Sample, George Mason University
- Shawna Sisler, University of Utah
"As many as half of all graduate students fail to complete their degrees. Phi Kappa Phi created its Dissertation Fellowship to enable doctoral students to have the necessary resources for that all-important dissertation writing phase of their work. We are proud to support these scholars as they complete their degrees," said Society Executive Director Dr. Mary Todd.
The recipients were selected based on a number of criteria including how the fellowship will contribute to the completion of the dissertation, the significance of original research, and endorsement by the dissertation chair.
Established in 2014, the dissertation fellowships are part of the Society's robust awards program, which gives more than $1 million each year to outstanding students and members through study abroad grants, graduate fellowships, funding for post-baccalaureate development, member and chapter awards, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives.
To learn more about the Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship Program and this year's recipients, please visit www.phikappaphi.org/dissertation.
About Phi Kappa Phi
Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually. The Society has chapters on more than 325 select colleges and universities in the United States and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The Society's mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others." For more information, visit www.phikappaphi.org.