National Recipients

Past and present UW-Madison recipients of nationally competitive Phi Kappa Phi awards and scholarships

Dissertation Fellowship

Fifteen $10,000 awards are awarded annually to active members who are doctoral candidates and are currently completing dissertations.

2021

Ann Kim, English

2019

Rachel Fenske, Nutritional Sciences

2017

Laura Hamman, Curriculum and Instruction
William Porter, Music Performance

2016

Katharine Broton, Sociology

 

Fellowship

Phi Kappa Phi awards fifty-four Fellowships of $8,500, six at $20,000, and two at $35,000 to members in their first year of graduate or professional study. The UW-Madison chapter may nominate one candidate annually.

2023

Hanna Noughani, Neurobiology and Oboe Performance
(Bond Fellow)

2022

Nicole Stephan, Molecular Biology

2021

Elizabeth Sumiec, Biochemistry
(Marjorie Schoch Fellow)

2020

Kevin Crosby, Nutritional Sciences

2019

Mackenzie Berry, English
(Marcus L. Urann Fellow)

2016

Ryan Prestil, Biology and Mathematics
(Yoerger Presidential Fellow)

2015

Nicholas Derr, Applied Mathematics, Engineering & Physics and Astronomy-Physics
(Marcus L. Urann Fellow)

2014

Kaitlyn Mayer, Anthropology

2010

Claire Rydell

2009

Charles Brummitt

2008

David Hoffert

2006

Rishi Wadhera

2005

Amelia Swanson

2004

Anjan Kaushik

2003

Richard Holden

2002

Vinai Gondi

2001

Shaun Lippow

 

 

 

Graduate Research Grant

Phi Kappa Phi awards twenty $1,500 grants to graduate members attending graduate school. These grants provide funding for research
in support of career development opportunities.

2022

Gordon Blaine West

2021

Mackenzie Berry
Midori Samson
Nikhil Tiwari

2016

Sanober Mirza, Environmental Science and Geography

2015

Cassondra Poeske, International Studies and Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies
Ryan Prestil, Biology and Mathematics 
Story Sandy, Biology and Political Science

2014

Calla Buttke, German, Asian Studies and Chinese
Mengyao Niu, Microbiology

 

Literacy Grant

Grants of up to $2,500 are awarded to undergraduate, graduate, or professional members with ongoing literacy projects or initiatives.

2021

Will Porter

2017

Will Porter, Music Performance

Love of Learning Award

To help fund post-baccalaureate professional studies including (but not limited to) doctoral dissertations, continuing education or professional studies, two hundred awards at $1,000 each are distributed each year.

2021

Leah Kang
Savanna Meo
Chen Sun

2020

Rachel Dyer, Counseling Psychology
Alice Coulter Main, History
Diana Famakinwa,
Carly Maves, Neurobiology, Psychology
Midori Samson, Music Performance
Lauren Silber, Human Development and Family Studies, Psychology

2019

Simone Doing, Art
Leah Kang, Music Performance
Max Puchalsky, Art
Sasha Sommerfeldt, Psychology
Chen Sun, Second Language Acquisition/Curriculum & Instruction
Carly Ziter, Zoology

2018

Meredith Braza
Bradley Carlson, Biochemistry

2017

Cullen Buchanan, Kinesiology 
Rachel Fenske, Nutritional Science
Leah Kang, Music Performance
Carly Ziter, Zoology

2016

Katherine Robiadek, Political Science

2014

Ryan Denu, Medicine
Matthew Hirschberg, Educational Psychology 
Tobias Lunt, Agroecology and Plant Pathology

2013

Ryan Denu, Medicine
Antia Gonzalez Ben, Curriculum and Instruction

2012

Ryan Denu, Medicine
Sharon McQueen, Library and Information Studies

Pioneer Award

Pioneer Awards are designed to encourage and reward undergraduate members for developing the research, engagement and leadership skills necessary to become a successful scholar. Fifty $1,000 awards are distributed annually.

 

 

Study Abroad Grant

Phi Kappa Phi awards one hundred twenty-five $1,000 grants to graduate, undergraduate, or professional members seeking knowledge in their fields through study abroad.

2019

Beck Powling, History and Music

2016

Sanober Mirza, Environmental Science and Geography

2015

Cassondra Poeske, International Studies and Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies
Ryan Prestil, Biology and Mathematics 
Story Sandy, Biology and Political Science

2014

Calla Buttke, German, Asian Studies and Chinese
Mengyao Niu, Microbiology

 

Phi Kappa Phi National Scholar

Once per biennium, Phi Kappa Phi awards a professional who demonstrates the ideal of the society through their activities, achievements and scholarship. $1,000 is awarded.

2018 – 2020

Dr. Morton Ann Gernsbacher

1986 – 1988

Verner E. Suomi