Dylan Harris, a 2012 University of Southern Mississippi graduate, has received a prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship award that will be used in his post-graduate studies.
The $5,000 scholarship can be used at any post-graduate program of the student’s choice. Harris is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the United Kingdom.
“I was accepted into a dream program and have been searching in every crook and cranny for funding opportunities,” said Harris. “Once the feeling of relief subsided, I was proud to give myself a small pat on the back for getting this fellowship.”
Harris, a Hickory, Miss., native graduated Summa Cum Laude at Southern Miss with degrees in political science and religion. His short-term goals are to wrap up the master’s program in the United Kingdom and travel to Sri Lanka next summer for some pre-thesis research before entering a second master’s program somewhere in the U.S.
Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines.
Each chapter of Phi Kappa Phi may nominate only one student for the Fellowship award. For the last five years the Southern Miss chapter’s nominee has been selected as a winner.