Award-Winning Phi Kappa Phi Members

National Awards

2018 Phi Kappa Phi National Graduate Fellowship Winner: Cynthia Becker '18

The Ithaca College chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased and proud to announce that its 2018 Fellowship nominee, Cynthia Becker, has been selected as a Phi Kappa Phi Fellow and will receive 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. Cynthia, who graduated in May 2018 with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A in Music, is planning to pursue her graduate degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography in Massachusetts. Cynthia was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi in 2016. Her excellent academic performance and research skills have led to her induction into four other Honor Societies - Oracle (for Music), Pi Kappa Lambda, Beta Beta Beta (Biology) and Sigma Xi. She is also the recipient of President’s Scholarship (2017). At Ithaca College and surrounding communities, her involvements have included: the James J. Whalen Research Symposium, Undergraduate Poster Competition at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, the 2016 Allied Genetics Conference in Orlando, FL, College Band Director's National Association Symposium at IC, Laboratory Teaching Assistant here at IC, Lecture Teaching Assistant here at IC, Research Assistant for BAAR Scientific LLC, and a March for Science Organizer and many more!

We are delighted to add Cynthia Becker 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:

  • Cailin Harro, Biology, 2017
  • Kaitlyn DeHority, Chemistry and Music (trumpet), 2016
  • 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

For more information:

Cynthia Becker, Class of 2018, Graduate Fellowship Winner