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Stuart Jones, a recent graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, has earned a prestigious Phi Kappa Phi fellowship for graduate study. 

Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate interdisciplinary honor society, accepting new members by invitation only. Each year, the organization awards nearly $1 million to exceptional students and faculty for study-abroad ventures, graduate study, service endeavors and research. Graduate fellows are chosen based on the applicant's evidence of graduate potential, undergraduate academic achievement, service and leadership experience, letters of recommendation, a personal statement of educational perspective and career goals and acceptance into an approved graduate or professional program.

“This fellowship is going to greatly help prepare me for my first year at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine,” said Jones. “The fellowship has greatly offset my cost of moving to Lexington.”

Jones is one of 58 graduate fellowship recipients nationwide, receiving $8,500. The La Grange native graduated from EKU in May with a bachelor’s degree in emergency medical care and will pursue a Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. 

“I would like to thank all those who assisted me in receiving this fellowship,” said Jones, “particularly Dr. Minh Nguyen, as well as Phi Kappa Phi for providing me with such a wonderful opportunity to succeed in my medical education.”