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