Featured Fellow: Morgan Preston

Blair Burrell
Feb 7, 2023

Phi Kappa Phi is proud to feature 2022 Sherrill Carlson Fellow, Morgan Preston. This past fall, Morgan started law school at The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law.

As an undergraduate Morgan earned her bachelor's degree, with a double major in English and philosophy and minors in political science and Spanish, from Angelo State University in May 2022. Throughout her undergraduate tenure Morgan participated in ASU's honors college, was a member of the ASU Varsity Volleyball team, and served as a tutor in the university’s Writing Center.  Her undergraduate education showed her the value of diverse perspectives and how to recognize our common humanity without glossing over our different cultures, histories, and needs. Her experience has intensified her resolve to help those of whom who are historically underrepresented in the legal system. She wants to become a civil rights litigator at the ACLU, where she plans to continue serving as a voice for underrepresented groups, advocating on behalf of social justice, and uplifting marginalized voices.

The deadline to apply for one of 62 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships is April 15, 2023. The Society will award 54 Fellowships of $8,500 each, six at $20,000 each, and two at $35,000 each to members entering their first year of graduate or professional study. 

Since its creation in 1932, the Fellowship Program has become one of the Society's most visible and financially well-supported endeavors, allocating $649,000 annually to deserving students for first-year graduate or professional study. The competition is open to all active Phi Kappa Phi members who meet the eligibility requirements

Preston credits, “The Sherrill Carlson Fellowship greatly reduces the student loans that I will have to take out in pursuit of advancing social justice, and it will allow me to prioritize finding work based on the need that I see for legal representation in marginalized communities.”

Each active Phi Kappa Phi chapter may endorse one candidate from among its local applicants to compete Society-wide for a fellowship. The national deadline for chapters to submit an applicant is April 15. Applicants must apply through their local chapter. Chapter deadlines vary, typically two weeks prior to the national deadline. Check with your chapter.

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