To foster outstanding scholarship, the UT Martin Phi Kappa Phi chapter issues certificates of recognition to outstanding freshmen and sophomores, presents the outstanding graduate a Phi Kappa Phi scholarship award, and nominates one student for a national Phi Kappa Phi graduate fellowship. Approximately 50 students receive these fellowships each year nationwide. Other scholarships are also given.
To honor the memory of Dr. Muriel D. Tomlinson, a loyal member of Phi Kappa Phi who died in 1976, a distinguished faculty member in the Humanities presents the Muriel D. Tomlinson Memorial Lecture each year. Another faculty member is chosen each year as the Phi Kappa Phi lecturer, giving one lecture on this campus. At the spring banquet, a faculty member is often awarded a certificate of recognition as Most Meritorious Member in appreciation of outstanding service the Society and to Chapter 127.
Each spring semester the UT Martin chapter of Phi Kappa Phi (ɸKɸ) National Honor Society selects a chapter nominee from top-ranking UT Martin applicants for the prestigious ɸKɸ National Graduate Fellowship award. Each chapter submits a nominee’s application to the national office for the highly competitive award. For the third time in its history, a UT Martin nominee received one of the national awards. Mr. Cody Jarman received the prestigious 2016-2017 Alfred M. Wolfe Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Award for students majoring in Agriculture, Classical Latin/ Ancient Greek, or English. Mr. Jarman earned a BA in English and B.F.A. in Theater from UT Martin in December 2015. In addition to his outstanding academic record, Mr. Jarman participated in the Honors Program, authored several scholarly research publications, and held leadership roles on campus and in the community. Also the recipient of a Fullbright Award, he is currently pursuing an MA in Irish Writing and Film at the University College Cork in Cork, Ireland. Following the completion of his MA, he will begin his Ph.D. in English at The University of Texas in Austin.
Jennifer Ogg, 2005 National Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship Winner
Jennifer is one of 50 nationwide winners. The Graduate Fellowship Award is based on undergraduate academic performance; leadership and service on the campus and the community; evidence of graduate potential; personal statement of educational perspective, purpose, and objectives; and the evaluation reports from three individuals who are in a position to attest to the student's performance, citizenship, and character.
National PKP Site
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