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Alex Dryer Awarded Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Alexandria (Alex) Dryer, a University of Evansville junior from Columbia City, Indiana, has received a study abroad grant from Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s most selective academic honor society.

Dryer, a classical studies and social studies education major, will use the $1,000 grant to spend the Spring 2014 semester at Harlaxton College, the University of Evansville’s British campus in Grantham, England. There, she will continue work on her capstone project for UE’s Honors Program, which focuses on the different reactions of the Roman government towards various religious cults of the time.

The grant will help cover Dryer’s travel expenses to Harlaxton and to sites such as the Temple of Sulis Minerva in Bath, England, and the Temple of Isis in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, Italy.

“I was so surprised and honored to receive the Phi Kappa Phi study abroad grant,” Dryer said. “It will help me bring a new depth of knowledge to my project as well as new experiences in my undergraduate career.”

Phi Kappa Phi awards 50 study abroad grants each year to U.S. undergraduates with grade point averages of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. The grants are designed to support students as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad.

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