Faust Awarded Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

April 16, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University senior Jennifer Faust has been awarded a 2009 Fellowship from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.  Faust plans to use the $5,000 Fellowship toward graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Faust, a chemistry major from St. Louis, is among 60 students nationwide to receive the academic honor.  Phi Kappa Phi awards more than $800,000 in scholarships a year to applicants, who are selected on the basis of membership in the organization, academic recognition and awards, campus and community involvement, and quality and scope of chosen post-graduate programs.

Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi describes itself as the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society.  More than a million men and women from nearly 300 chapters have been inducted into the honor society, including former President Jimmy Carter.  In 2009, five members were named Truman scholars.  Membership is by invitation, and only the top 10 percent of graduate students and seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors qualify annually.

For additional information about the honor society, visit the official Web site at www.phikappaphi.org.

Contact: Monica Piotrowski ’10, (309) 556-3181