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October 7, 2009
By John Trent
A University of Nevada, Reno student majoring in Chemistry and Music has been named a Phi Kappa Phi Emerging Scholar, according to Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and largest and most selective all-discipline honor society.
Anna Koster of Reno received a $250 prize in addition to her recognition as an Emerging Scholar. Koster has a minor in Biochemistry. She is one of 60 students nationwide to receive the award, which recognizes outstanding sophomores throughout the country.
The selection process is based on undergraduate academic performance, leadership and service on the campus and in the community as well as a personal statement of educational perspective, purpose and objectives.
Phi Kappa Phi, headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., annually inducts more than 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni. The society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors.