Phi Kappa Phi Announces Graduate Research Grant Recipients

Alyssa Papa
Mar 8, 2022

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society, today announced the recipients of its Graduate Research Grants. The grants of up to $1,500 are designed to support graduate students who are active Society members seeking funding for research in support of career development opportunities.

The 20 grant recipients include students spanning a number of academic disciplines:

  • Petra Banks, Texas State University
  • Shermel Edwards-Maddox, Texas Woman's University
  • Chkwuyem Ekhator, Northern Illinois University
  • Mic Fenech, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Gavin Gleasman, Clemson University
  • Emma Harlet, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Sarah Weber Hertel, George Mason University
  • Sophia Mavroudas, Texas State University
  • Nina Naghshineh, Fordham University
  • Emily N. Napier, East Tennessee State University
  • Iqra Pervaiz, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Kieron Dwayne Sargeant, Florida State University
  • Alexander Schmid, Louisiana State University
  • Emily R. Schumacher, The University of Tulsa
  • Sarah N. Sexton, The University of Tampa
  • Eliza Stein, Louisiana State University
  • Rachel Stein, University of Idaho
  • Patricia Stout, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Rachel Tharp, Missouri State University
  • Gordon Blaine West, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“The Graduate Research Grant program has had another amazing response this year.  This year’s recipients represent a diversity of institutions and disciplines. I am excited to see this specific award program fill an important need for our graduate student members as they continue their academic journeys,” said Society Executive Director and CEO Bradley Newcomer.

Established in 2018, the grants are part of the Society’s robust awards program, which gives more than $1 million each year to outstanding students and members through study abroad grants, graduate fellowships, funding for post-baccalaureate development, member and chapter awards, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives.

To learn more about the Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Research Grant and this year’s recipients, please visit