Mary F. Wack, WSU vice provost for academic engagement and student achievement, 509-335-8044, email@example.com
PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University international student Oluwanifemi “Nife” Shola-Dare is one of 20 students to receive a new award from the nation’s oldest academic honorary, Phi Beta Kappa (PBK).
Shola-Dare, a neuroscience major from Nigeria and member of the Honors College, received the PBK’s first Key into Public Service Scholar award. Over 600 students from PBK chapter institutions—including WSU—applied for the new undergraduate scholarship designed to connect promising liberal arts and sciences students with opportunities in public service. Award recipients came from 14 states and three countries.
“We, in the PBK Gamma of Washington Chapter, are pleased that this new prestigious award has made its debut, and we are very proud that one of our own WSU scholars received it,” said Mary F. Wack, PBK member and officer for the local chapter.