Laura Griffin of Blacksburg, recently was awarded a Love of Learning Award worth $500 from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Griffin is one of 100 recipients nationwide to receive the award during session A of the program.
Griffin, graduate research assistant at Virginia Tech, will use funds from the award to support her during the second year of her doctoral program in food science & technology.
Griffin was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi in 2012 at Virginia Tech.
The selection process for a Love of Learning Award is based on the applicant’s academic achievement, campus and community service, intended use of award funds as it relates to academic and career goals, and a personal statement. Each recipient will receive $500 to be applied toward post-baccalaureate professional development.
Established in 2007, the Love of Learning Program gives 200 awards annually in support of graduate and professional studies, doctoral dissertations, continuing education, career development and travel related to teaching and studies. In addition, the Society awards $1.4 million each biennium to qualifying students and members through study abroad grants, graduate fellowships, member and chapter awards, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives.