Honor society award

UD graduating senior awarded Phi Kappa Phi fellowship


9:30 a.m., May 25, 2012--Erin Bange, a graduating senior at the University of Delaware, has been awarded a $5,000 fellowship by the Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

Bange, of Westfield, N.J., is a biological sciences major in the UD Honors Program who plans to attend medical school and become an emergency and family medicine physician. She is one of 56 recipients nationwide of the honor society's fellowship this year.

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Phi Kappa Phi awards the fellowship based on an applicant's undergraduate academic performance, leadership and service on the campus and in the community, evidence of graduate potential, a personal statement of educational objectives, and evaluations from three individuals about the student's performance, citizenship and character.

Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. It inducts about 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni each year, with membership offered by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. 

The honor society’s mission is “to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.”

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