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 and character.

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,

Contact: Jessica Block ‘09, (309) 556-3181