Award-Winning Phi Kappa Phi Members

National Awards

2016 Phi Kappa Phi National Graduate Fellowship Winner: Kaitlyn DeHority

The Ithaca College chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased and proud to announce that its 2016 Fellowship nominee, Kaitlyn DeHority, has been selected as a Phi Kappa Phi Fellow and received an award of $5,000 in support of her graduate studies. These awards are extremely competitive and to be selected as a Fellow is a distinct honor. Kaitlyn graduated in May 2016 with a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.M.O. in Music (trumpet). At Ithaca College and the surrounding community, her involvements have included VP of Chemistry Club, TA in Chemistry department, Principal Trumpet in both Chamber Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra, IC Relay for Life Bronze Level Fundraiser and Participant, Upstate Medical University Hospital, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, among others. In Fall 2015 Kaitlyn was selected as the recipient of the Phi Kappa Phi Shirley Hockett Presidential Scholar Award. Kaitlyn will be attending SUNY Upstate Medical University. 

We are delighted to add Kaitlyn DeHority to our chapter’s list of recipients!

About the Phi Kappa Phi National Graduate Fellowship Program

From its beginnings in 1929, the Phi Kappa Phi National Graduate Fellowship Program has become one of the largest and most respected scholarship programs in the country, allocating more than $380,000 annually to outstanding students for first-year graduate study.

Last year Phi Kappa Phi awarded 51 Fellowships of $5,000 each and six at $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each chapter has the opportunity to submit one nominee.

The following Ithaca College students have won Fellowships in the past:

  • Andrew Becker, Biochemistry, 2014
  • ​Kaylee Underkofler, Biochemistry, 2012
  • Kaitlyn Alcorn, Music, 2010
  • Joseph Livingston, Chemistry, 2007
  • Dominic DiOrio, Music, 2006
  • Rebecca Hammontree, Music, 2004
  • Bridget Reynolds, Psychology, 2002
  • Dheeraj Verma, Mathematics and Finance, 1999
  • Teresa Lemery, Physical Therapy, 1997
  • Pablo Cora, Music, 1995
  • Ann Stewart, Music and Mathematics, 1994

In addition, the following Ithaca College students have won Awards of Excellence:

  • Jill Cadby, Health Sciences, 2009
  • Johanna Mailhot, Health Sciences, 2008
  • Sarah Gates, Psychology, 2001  

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