MSU educational psychology graduate awarded Phi Kappa Phi fellowship

Contact: James Carskadon

Angela Provenzano (Photo Submitted)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—A recent Mississippi State University graduate is one of only 58 students nationwide to receive a Phi Kappa Phi fellowship.

Angela Provenzano, who graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in educational psychology, will receive $8,500 from Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The fellowship will support Provenzano, a native of Milford, Connecticut, as she pursues a doctorate in occupational therapy at Ohio State University.

Since its creation in 1932, the fellowship program has become one of the society’s most visible and financially well-supported endeavors, allocating $615,000 annually to outstanding students for first-year graduate or professional study.

The selection process for a fellowship is based on the applicant's evidence of graduate potential, undergraduate academic achievement, service and leadership experience, letters of recommendation, personal statement of educational perspective and career goals, and acceptance in an approved graduate or professional program.

Phi Kappa Phi fellowships are part of the society’s numerous award programs, which give nearly $1 million each year to outstanding members and students on chapter campuses through study abroad grants, dissertation fellowships, funding for post-baccalaureate development, member and chapter awards, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives.

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MSU’s educational psychology program is part of the university’s College of Education. For more, visit

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