For the 10th time in 11 years, a Utah State University student has won the prestigious Phi Kappa Phi National Fellowship, according to Lee Rawley, president of the USU chapter of the national honor society.
John Swallow, son of Charles and Lynne Swallow of Logan, will use the $7,000 award this fall to defer some of the expense of first-year graduate work at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.At graduation, Swallow will have accrued nearly 300 credits (180 are required for graduation) because he wanted exposure to many disciplines.
He graduates this spring as valedictorian in the College of Science, with a double major in biology and liberal arts and sciences and a language minor. He was involved in the Honors Program and found a research niche for himself working with Edward Evans in an entomology laboratory.
In addition to the PKP Fellowship, Swallow won the University of Wisconsin's Pew Fellowship worth $19,000.