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Named Fellowships

Several of Phi Kappa Phi's Fellowships have been endowed by generous donors. Below is a list that details the Society's named fellowships and the contributors who made them possible:

1 1897 Fellow - The top-scoring applicant in a STEM discipline will be named the 1897 Fellow. Created in 2018, the award recognizes the year the Society was founded at the University of Maine.

2 Sherrill Carlson Fellow - Created in 2018, this fellowship is awarded to the top-ranking nominee in humanities and the arts. Sherrill Carlson earned a B.A. in home economics at Oregon State University and a master's degree in journalism at the University of Minnesota. She served as president of the Washington State University chapter during her career at the university and was a lifelong supporter of Phi Kappa Phi, to whom she left her estate.

3 The Alice and Russell True Foundation Fellow - Established in 2012, this distinction is awarded to a Marcus L. Urann Fellowship recipient pursuing graduate education in any science field. Marcus L. Urann Fellowships are named for the Society's founder.

4 The Agatha Huepenbecker Burnet Fellow - Established in 2015, this fellowship honors the memory of Agatha Huepenbecker Burnet, a dedicated chapter officer who served the Society in leadership roles at the national, regional and chapter levels. Burnet taught textiles and clothing at Iowa State University from 1956 until her retirement in 1993. The fellowship is awarded to a top-ranking nominee in any discipline.

5 Alfred M. Wolfe Fellow - William J. Wolfe, an initiate of the University of Arizona chapter, donated funds to establish the Alfred M. Wolfe Fellowship to pay tribute to his grandfather, the first member of his family to receive a college degree in 1897, the year of the Society's founding. Created in 2004, the fellowship goes to a top-ranking nominee majoring in agriculture, classical Latin/ancient Greek, or English.

6 The Deborah & John Yeakel Fellow - John A. Yeakel and his wife Deborah established the fellowship in 2011 to support graduate education for student nominees from the state of New Mexico. If there are no nominees from a New Mexico chapter, the award will be given to any nominee pursuing graduate education in international relations, peace studies or conflict resolution. If neither criteria are met, the award will be given to a nominee pursuing graduate education in any field other than law.

7 Kathleen Greey Fellow - Created in 2001, this fellowship honors the memory of Greey, a longtime chapter officer at Portland State University and an education librarian, who provided for the fellowship in her estate plan. Preference is given to a nominee whose undergraduate field is other than the basic sciences.

8 Marjorie Schoch Fellow - This fellowship celebrates a top-ranking nominee in any discipline. Schoch earned a B.A. in political science from Butler University in 1938 and a master of library science from University of Illinois in 1944. A lifelong supporter of her Butler chapter and Phi Kappa Phi, the fellowship in her honor began in 2004.

9 Ruth E. Brasher Fellow - Brasher, Professor Emerita at Brigham Young University, served for nine years as Director of Fellowships at the Society. Established in 1998, her planned gift endows a fellowship awarded to a nominee from BYU. If there is no recipient from this chapter, preference is given to an applicant whose record of service is exceptional and/or whose undergraduate major is domestic and family science.

10 Slater Fellow - In 1985, on his 95th birthday, James R. Slater, emeritus professor of biology at University of Puget Sound, became the first member of the Society to endow a fellowship in the donor's own name. Preference is given to the top scorer whose undergraduate field is in the biological sciences.

11 Walter & Adelheid Hohenstein Fellows - The late Walter Hohenstein, a former national president of Phi Kappa Phi, and his wife Adelheid, bequeathed funds to establish scholarships that bear their names. First awarded in 2004, the Hohenstein Fellowships go to the top-ranking nominee in each of the Society's five divisions and, if applicable, to a recipient from University of Maryland. 

12 Yoerger Presidential Fellow - This fellowship, established in 2001 as a result of the generosity of Past National President Roger Yoerger, is awarded each year to a student in one of the basic science disciplines (i.e., engineering, agriculture) rather than law or medicine.

13 Bond Fellows - Established in 2021, the Bond Fellowships reflect the life’s work and generosity of Victoria and L.D. Bond. Two Victoria Lynn Bond fellowships support the top-scoring nominees in the arts, music and/or literature. Two L.D. Bond Fellowships recognize the top-scoring nominees in the fields of mathematics or information technology.