University of Wisconsin-Green Bay graduate Katie Von Holzen of Winneconne, has been awarded a $7,500 Graduate Scholarship from Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.Von Holzen graduated summa cum laude in December 2009, with a major in Psychology, and minors in Human Development and German. She had a 3.95 grade point average.
Von Holzen will soon begin graduate studies in psychology at the University of Gottingen, in Gottingen, Germany. Her goal is to pursue a Ph.D. in the field of systems neuroscience, researching the area of language acquisition. Her goal is become a professor conducting research and teaching.
During her years at UW-Green Bay, Von Holzen was an officer with Phi Eta Sigma, participated in the annual Academic Excellence Symposium and played trombone with the UW-Green Bay Jazz Ensemble.
The Phi Eta Sigma Endowed Scholarships have been established to honor the founders and distinguished members of the Society. Each year, scholarships are granted to exceptional graduate and undergraduate Phi Eta Sigma members.
Von Holzen’s scholarship will be used for full-time graduate study during the 2010-2011 school year.
Phi Eta Sigma is an honor society that encourages excellence in academics and community service among first-year students. Recently more than 70 UW-Green Bay students were inducted into the University’s chapter of Phi Eta Sigma.
To qualify for Phi Eta Sigma membership, a student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in their first or second semester.
The UW-Green Bay chapter of Phi Eta Sigma is actively engaged in numerous projects and activities promoting academic excellence and campus community service.