Jeffrey McNeill Awarded $5,000 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship
READING – Jeffrey McNeill of Reading has been awarded a Fellowship worth $5,000 by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi–the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. McNeill is one of 57 recipients nationwide to receive a Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship.
McNeill received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from West Virginia Wesleyan College. As a Phi Kappa Phi Fellow, McNeill will pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry at The Pennsylvania State University.
Since its creation in 1932, the Fellowship Program has become one of the Society’s most visible and financially well-supported endeavors, allocating $345,000 annually to outstanding students for first-year graduate or professional study. Currently, 51 Fellowships of $5,000 and six of $15,000 are awarded each year.
The selection process for a fellowship is based on the applicant’s evidence of graduate potential, undergraduate academic achievement, service and leadership experience, letters of recommendation, personal statement of educational perspective and career goals, and acceptance in an approved graduate or professional program.
Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships are part of the Society’s robust award programs, which give $1.4 million each biennium 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 this year’s class of Phi Kappa Phi Fellows, visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org/Fellowship.