Donald Miller, a 2012 Biology graduate, won the Walter and Adelheid Hohenstein Fellow award, reserved for the outstanding applicant in the Northeastern U.S.
Phi Kappa Phi describes itself as “the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honors society.” This fellowship is awarded to the top candidate from the 56 chapters which make up the Northeast region, on the basis of “distinguished research or service.” The fellowship includes a $5,000 award.
Miller’s application combined elements of his perfect undergraduate academic record with his award-winning research program in physiology within the IUP Department of Biology, as mentored by faculty member Paul Nealen.
The IUP chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, headed by Dennis Giever (professor of Criminology), selected Miller’s application to be IUP’s single entry into the national fellowship competition. Applications from across the country were reviewed in Baton Rouge, La., with fellowship winners announced last week.
Miller will begin his medical studies at the Hershey Medical School of the Pennsylvania State University this fall.