Winters Receives Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

May 23, 2012 at 1:42 pm

The University of South Carolina Upstate chapter of Phi Kappa Phi recently presented its Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi’s Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year to Aaron Winters.

Winters, who earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science in May, graduated summa cum laude. He was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi in 2011 and served as one of two student vice-presidents of the chapter for the 2011-2012 year.  Winters plans to attend Yale University in the fall where he will pursue an MBA degree.

The Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Program awards graduate scholarships of $5,000 to 51 scholars, and $15,000 to five winners.  Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter is allowed to submit one nominee for the fellowship; this year there were 191 applicants.  Each applicant is evaluated on his or her undergraduate academic credentials, including awards and honors, service activities on campus and in the community, undergraduate research and/or creative activities, and letters of recommendation.

“I serve on the national Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Committee and Aaron’s application was very strong, very competitive,” said Dr. Carol Loar, associate professor of history at USC Upstate. “This is a real honor for Aaron and for USC Upstate.”

For additional information, contact Dr. Carol Loar, associate professor of history at USC Upstate, at (864) 503-5649 or