Kerry Dhakal, MAA, MLS, recently was awarded a Love of Learning Award worth $500 from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Dhakal is one of 100 recipients nationwide to receive the award.
Awarded twice a year, the Love of Learning Awards are designed to help fund post-baccalaureate professional development for active Phi Kappa Phi members including graduate or professional studies, doctoral dissertations, continuing education, travel related to teaching and research, career development and more.
Dhakal, Assistant Professor and Research and Education Librarian at The Ohio State University, will apply funds from the award toward the registration fee and travel costs to and from an in-person workshop: Systematic Reviews- Opportunities for Librarians in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Dhakal was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi in 2016 at The Ohio State University. The selection process for a Love of Learning Award is based on the applicant’s academic
achievement, campus and community service, intended use of award funds as it relates to academic and career goals, and a personal statement. Each recipient will receive $500 to be applied toward post-baccalaureate professional development. Established in 2007, the Love of Learning Program gives 200 awards annually.
In addition, the Society awards $1.4 million each biennium to qualifying students and members through study abroad grants, graduate fellowships, member and chapter awards, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives.
To learn more about Phi Kappa Phi’s award programs, visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org/Awards.