June 29, 2016
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has awarded recent Illinois Wesleyan University graduate Julia Savich ’16 a $5,000 fellowship for graduate study.
A physics major at Illinois Wesleyan University, Savich (Palatine, Ill.) will enter the master’s program in Engineering Design Innovation at Northwestern University this fall. As an Illinois Wesleyan student, Savich participated in Habitat for Humanity, the Society of Physics Students, Rock Climbing Club and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. She graduated summa cum laude from Illinois Wesleyan and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society.
She recently won a poetry competition where her poem will be published in an upcoming book about the Hofstadter Butterfly, a mathematical object. Savich also received the Phi Kappa Phi Award recognizing an outstanding senior student member with exceptional promise for graduate or professional study.
Phi Kappa Phi awards only 51 fellowships of $5,000 each year to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Fellowships are presented based on applicants’ academics; service and leadership activities; graduate prospects; personal statement; and letters of recommendation. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor society with chapters at more than 300 campuses.