Previous Winners of the Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship



Mitchell, Ariel

Ariel is from Gibson Island, MD.  She received a bachelor's degree in Theatre and Media Communications from BYU in 2013 while minoring in Music.  While at BYU, Ariel was involved in writing and producing several plays, for which she won various awards.  She interned at Center Stage in Baltimore, and worked as a dramturg for a couple of other productions on campus at BYU.  All of these experiences helped her to become a recipient of the PKP Graduate Studies award.  She plans on moving to New York City to attend NYU and earn a Master's degree in Theatre Writing.


Frandsen, Benjamin A.

Benjamin is from La Cañada, CA, a small town just north of Los Angeles, and he has a double major in Physics and German Studies with a minor in Mathematics and will be graduating with University Honors. During his undergraduate years, he involved himself with the Honors Program, including serving on the Honors Student Advisory Council.


Innes, Courtney

Courtney Innes, from Vacaville, California, earned a BA in Anthropology (with an emphasis in Archeology) and a minor in Middle Eastern Studies-Hebrew. Courtney says that her extensive undergraduate involvement is what prepared her for the Phi Kappa Phi scholarship. Some highlights of her career include winning an ORCA grant, publishing an article in a prestigious Egyptology series, participating in the Honors program and her rich study abroad experiences; she traveled to Jerusalem (2007), Petra (2008), Cambridge (2009) and Egypt (2010).


Fischer, Angela M.

Angela Fischer is a stellar student from Orem, Utah. After receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Public Communications from BYU, she will use her Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship to pursue a master's degree in public communications with an international emphasis at Boston University. She then plans to work to gain experience in that field and then further her education by pursuing a PhD to teach at the university level. Angela is well prepared for her goals in life. Up to this point, she has completed 14 different internships providing her with the experience necessary to excel.


Stoehr, Tyler

Tyler, a double-major in Philosophy and Music with a French minor, hails from Arvada, Colorado. He feels that preparing an application for the Marshall Scholarship with Carolyn Tuitupou and Dr. Heidi Vollmer-Snarr helped him with the other scholarship applications he filled out, including the Phi Kappa Phi application. Tyler also received the Phi Eta Sigma Chapter Scholarship and the Robert K. Thomas Scholarship.


Scherer, Philip M.

Philip graduated Magna Cum Laude in Microbiology and is from Sarasota, Florida. After graduation, he attended the University of Florida-College of Medicine. He spent his undergraduate experience pursuing various interests and activities. After serving a mission to Berlin, Germany, he applied the discipline and determination he learned there to his academic and extracurricular activities. Philip worked on research in the BYU Oncology Research Facility with Dr. Kim O'Neill and received an ORCA grant for a cancer research project.


Oshida, Mark

Mark is a violinist and National Merit Scholar from San Jose, California. He served his mission in Curitiba, Brazil, and graduated Magna Cum Laude in Business with an emphasis in Finance, and a specialty in International Finance. He also minored in Music. As an undergraduate he conducted research with one of his psychology professors, and was supported in his research with an ORCA Mentoring Grant.


Hunt, Robert D.

Robert is from Pleasant Grove, Utah. He graduated as the first blind valedictorian at BYU in April 2002 in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy. In addition to community service and professional presentations, he also has eleven publications. Robert worked as a research assistant for two psychology professors for about two years each and received a BYU ORCA Mentoring Grant in 2000-2001 for a project he worked on with three peers under the direction of Scott Richards (Counseling Psychology).


Wells, Gregory L.

Gregory is from Mountain Home, Idaho. He served a mission in the Brazil Salvador South Mission and graduated with University Honors in Zoology with a minor in Management. He is a recipient of the Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship.



Rytting, Christopher A.

Anton is from Westminster, California. He was awarded the Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship, and he recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from BYU with University Honors in Linguistics and minors in Language & Computers and Classical Studies. He worked with Professor Deryle Lonsdale in the Linguistics Department to complete his honors thesis research on how to train computers to choose the correct meaning of ambiguous words.


Madsen, Troy E.

Troy graduated with University Honors in History from BYU. He is from Price, Utah, and he served in the Argentina Rosario Mission. He is a recipient of the Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship.


Allen, Julie K. S.

Julie is from Laie, Hawaii. She served a mission in the Denmark Copenhagen Mission, and she graduated with University Honors from BYU in August of 1998. Julie majored in both German and European Studies with a minor in English. She is a recipient of the Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship.


Mecham, R. Quinn

Quinn graduated with University Honors in Comparative Literature with minors in Arabic and Political Science in August 1997. He is from Logan, Utah, and he served in the Canada Halifax Mission. He pursued a graduate degree from Princeton University in New Jersey. Quinn also received a Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship for 1997-1998, and a Fulbright Scholarship for 2001-2002. He is a recipient of the Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.


Campbell, David E.

David is from Canada, and he served in the Illinois Peoria Mission. He graduated with University Honors in Political Science with a minor in Psychology. David is married to Kirsten Kaye Campbell. He is a recipient of the Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship.