Three Texas A&M students and three students nation-wide for a total of six students have been recognized in the 2023 Phi Kappa Phi Pioneer Awards. The Pioneer Awards are designed to encourage and reward undergraduate members for developing the research, engagement and leadership skills necessary to become a successful scholar. The Texas A&M students recognized are Nimisha Srikanth ’23, Christopher Barron ’24, and River Scott ’25.
Brown Scholar Nimisha Srikanth, a public health graduate from Flower Mound, TX, was previously recognized as Sophomore Honorable Mention for the School of Public Health Dean’s Excellence Award, a finalist for the 2022 Truman Scholarship, and as a 2023 Marcus Urann Fellow. Srikanth’s application highlighted the work that she has done in service of working for reproductive justice. She is attending the Yale School of Public Health and pursuing a career related to policy in this field.
The Pioneer Awards are the newest addition to Phi Kappa Phi’s awards program, which gives more than $1.3 million each year to outstanding members and students on chapter campuses through study abroad grants, graduate fellowships, funding for post-baccalaureate development, member and chapter awards, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives. For more information, visit https://www.phikappaphi.org/grants-awards.