Millersville student Brooke Shimer is the recipient of the Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning award, a national honors award. This award comes on the heels of being featured for winning a national award and scholarship from Omicron Delta Kappa National Leaders
Shimer, a graduate student studying clinical psychology, is both the president of Millersville University’s ODK Circle and a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Membership in Phi Kappa Phi is by invitation only, with members nominated by each chapter. It is reserved for juniors, seniors and graduate students who are within the top 10% of their class.
“This award means so much to me,” Shimer says. “Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor society, so simply being a member is an honor. It’s a whole new feeling of pride to win an award from them.”
In order to be eligible to apply for this award, Shimer had to be an active member in the Phi Kappa Phi organization and have completed her baccalaureate studies by the award’s application deadline.
The Love of Learning award is given to help fund post-baccalaureate studies, including continuing education, dissertations, career development and more. Shimer will be applying the award toward paying for the textbooks she will need as she continues her graduate studies.
“I really encourage fellow students to apply for any awards, scholarships, or grants of interest to them,” Shimer concludes, “There’s no better surprise than finding out you actually won!”