Alumna wins Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

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Monday, July 1, 2013 - 11:57am

Recent graduate M. Chelsea Nestel (nee Gilliam) has been awarded a Fellowship worth $5,000 by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Chelsea NestelNestel (B.S. '13) received bachelor's degrees in Geography, Geographic Information Systems Option, Anthropology and Classics from Penn State this spring. She will continue studies in Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Prior to graduation she also received the Balmat Family Fund in Geography for Honors Scholars and the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship from the Penn State Chapter.

Nestel is among 57 students nationwide to receive a Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship. Since its creation in 1932, the Fellowship Program has become one of the Society's most visible and financially well-supported endeavors, allocating $345,000 annually to deserving students for first-year graduate or professional study. Currently, 51 Fellowships of $5,000 and six of $15,000 are awarded each year.

The selection process for the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships is based on the applicants' evidence of graduate potential, undergraduate academic achievement, service and leadership experience, letters of recommendation, personal statement of educational perspective and career goals, and acceptance at an approved graduate or professional program.


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Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts annually approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff, and alumni. For more information, visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org.