February 23, 2019  

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Brooke Boisseau Awarded $15,000 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

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University of Southern Mississippi graduate Brooke Boisseau of Hattiesburg, Miss., has been selected as a recipient of the Marcus L. Urann Fellowship by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Boisseau is one of only six recipients nationwide to receive the prestigious $15,000 fellowship, named for the Society's founder.

Boisseau earned bachelor's degrees in international studies, French and religion from USM, where she was an Honors College student. As a Urann Fellow, she will pursue a Juris Doctor in human rights law at The University of Virginia School of Law.

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 outstanding 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 a Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship is based on the applicant’s evidence of graduate potential, undergraduate academic achievement, service and leadership experience, letters of recommendation, personal statement of educational perspective and career goals, and acceptance in an approved graduate or professional program.

In addition to the Fellowship Program, the Society awards $1.4 million each biennium to qualifying students and members through study abroad grants, dissertation fellowships, funding for post-baccalaureate development, member and chapter awards, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives.

To learn more about this year’s class of Phi Kappa Phi Fellows, visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org/Fellowship