Phi Kappa Phi’s Love of Learning Awards are designed to help fund post-baccalaureate professional development for active Phi Kappa Phi members including graduate or professional studies, doctoral dissertations, continuing education, travel related to teaching and research, career development and more.
For members like Jacelyn Peabody Lever, a medical student and PhD candidate at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the award helps them reach their goals in their academic and professional journeys. Lever, a 2019 award recipient, said she used the funds to support her “biomedical research focused on mucociliary physiology in pulmonary fibrosis and (to) provide travel funding for her to present at an international lung conference.”
As a fifth-year medical student working on a MD/PhD dual degree, Lever appreciates the help. “I like to joke that I am in 21st grade. I'll graduate in 24th grade and will pursue an internal medicine residency and pulmonary, critical care, and interventional pulmonology fellowships. The potential career impact I'll have as an academic, physician scientist interventional pulmonologist and my love of learning is what inspires me day in and day out,” Lever said. “I am proud to be a Phi Kappa Phi member and absolutely honored to be recognized as a Love of Learning Awardee!”
Established in 2007, the Love of Learning Program gives 200 awards of $500 each annually in support of members. The selection process for a Love of Learning Award is based on the applicant’s academic achievement, campus and community service, intended use of award funds as it relates to academic and career goals, and a personal statement.
Are you one of our past award recipients? Click here to visit our Phi Kappa Phi member community and share your story with others and offer advice to future applicants.
The deadline to apply is June 30, 2020. For more information or to apply, visit www.phikappaphi.org/loveoflearning today.