Congratulations to each of the following scholarship and award recipients. Each of these students has distinguished him or herself and deserves a strong commendation. When you next see these individuals, please congratulate them.
National Scholarships Announced to Two Students
A Junior History major, Bethany Winters, of Holsopple, PA is one of 15 National Scholarship recipients from The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the promoter of the study and love of American History. Miss Winters’ $2,400 scholarship, along with expenses for room, board, and travel, takes her to New York City for a six-week residential research program this summer.
Conducting primary source research, she will prepare historical materials for publication resulting in a credit as co-editor. Additionally, she will participate in meetings with eminent historians from Columbia and Princeton universities. Special behind-the-scenes visits led by archivists to leading repositories of American historical documents, books and culture complement the research program.
Erika Mills, of Nanty Glo, PA, and 2004 summa cum laude graduate in political science, is a recipient of an Award of Excellence Scholarship from the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi to study law at the University of Pittsburgh. One of 40 students in the nation to receive $2000 for post graduate study from Phi Kappa Phi, she was also named the 2004 College Scholar in political science. A President’s Scholar, she was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and the Pi Sigma Alpha national political science honor society.
Christopher J. Stanchek, a junior Secondary Education/ English major from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, was named the recipient of the Rising Senior Scholarship Award from the UPJ Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
The Rising Senior Scholarship Award was established in 2001 by UPJ President Albert L. Etheridge and the Board of Directors of the Johnstown Educational Foundation to annually recognize the top junior inducted into the honor society. The recipient also serves as the student vice president of the honor society.
Mr. Stanchek, of Johnstown, is also a University Scholar, a UPJ President’s Scholar, a member of the Phi Eta Sigma national honor society, and is listed in Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. At UPJ he is a residence hall director, a member of the concert choir, and a peer tutor for the Academic Resource Center. In 2004 he was named the Outstanding Junior in Secondary Education by the UPJ Education Division. In addition, he has been a part of three stage productions of the Theatre
Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is an honor society that draws its members from all academic disciplines within colleges and universities. The Society’s mission is to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.