Student Awarded Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship
May 14, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – 2008 Illinois Wesleyan University graduate Nicholas Timme, a philosophy
and physics double major, has been awarded a Fellowship by The Honor Society of Phi
Kappa Phi for the 2008-2009 academic year.
The fellowship will enable Timme, of Bloomington, to pursue a doctorate in physics
at Indiana University. Timme is one of 100 students nationwide to receive the Phi
Kappa Phi Fellowship and Award of Excellence this year. Currently, 60 Fellowships
of $5,000 and 40 Awards of Excellence of $2,000 are given each year to deserving students
for first-year graduate study.
The selection process for the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships and awards of Excellence is
based on the applicants’ undergraduate academic performance; leadership and service
on campus and in the community; evidence of undergraduate potential; a personal statement
of educational perspective, purpose and objectives; and evaluation reports from three
individuals who are in a position to attest to the student’s performance, citizenship
Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s
oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. Phi Kappa Phi annually
inducts more than 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni. The Society
has chapters at more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and
the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors
and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors.
For more information, please visit the Phi Kappa Phi Web site, www.PhiKappaPhi.org.
Contact: Jessica Block ‘09, (309) 556-3181