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Ohio Northern Student Receives Award of Excellence

Apr 26, 2007
Ohio Northern University senior, Jeremy Lee Schroeder, a civil engineering major from Columbus Grove, Ohio, has received an Award of Excellence from the honor society Phi Kappa Phi. The award will enable him to pursue a master's degree in civil engineering at the University of Virginia.

Schroeder is one of only 100 students nationwide to be honored by Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships and Awards of Excellence.

Since its creation in 1932, these honor society awards have provided nearly $380,000 annually to deserving students for first-year graduate study. Currently, 60 Fellowships of $5,000 and 40 Awards of Excellence of $2,000 are awarded each year.

The selection process for the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships and Awards of Excellence is based on the applicants' 1) undergraduate academic performance; 2) leadership and service on the campus and in the community; 3) evidence of graduate potential; 4) personal statement of educational perspective, purpose and objectives; and 5) the evaluation reports from three individuals who are in a position to attest to the student's performance, citizenship and character.

Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. The society has chapters on 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. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify.