Yichao Zhang wins Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

Feb. 27, 2020 - Yichao Zhang, a 4th year PhD student advised by Professor David Flannigan, has been selected to receive a prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship. She is one of only 10 students nationwide to receive the award this year, and the applicant pool is extremely competitive, spanning all academic disciplines. As a fellowship recipient, Zhang will receive $10,000 to support her in the dissertation writing stage of her doctoral study.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi was established in 1897 to recognize and encourage superior scholarship without restriction as to area of study and to promote the "unity and democracy of education." It is the fourth academic society in the United States to be organized around recognizing academic excellence and is the oldest all-discipline honor society. Phi Kappa Phi claims to have over 100,000 active members, to initiate approximately 30,000 new members annually, and to have a total of more than 1 million members since its creation, from over 300 college-based chapters in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines.

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