Friday, July 19, 2013

Two Phi Kappa Phi Members Receive Mark Twain Awards for Travel

Two Phi Kappa Phi members, Sabrina Bradford and Rory Weier, recently were selected as the 2013 winners of The Mark Twain Awards for Travel, which support students who wish to enrich their education through exposure to people and places they otherwise would not encounter.

Bradford, a recent graduate of The University of Mississippi, will use the award to travel to Peru for an internship. "Mark Twain was quoted to have said, 'I have never let schooling interfere with my education.' The value in this award is that it honors these sentiments, allowing us to further our education for the sake of curiosity and learning and reducing financial barriers,” said Bradford.

Weier, a Ph.D. student studying public health at The Ohio State University, will use the award to attend a conference. "The Mark Twain Award for Travel will give me the opportunity to meet innovators in the fields of Geography and Public Health…and enhance my understanding of the intersection between place and health,” said Weier.

The Mark Twain Awards for Travel are funded by Letterbanc, the leading application platform for academic awards, admissions, and employment, and co-sponsored by Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa and Mortar Board.

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