Montana State University

Sparks wins national PKP graduate fellowship

May 20, 2005 -- from MSU News Service


Katy Sparks of Plevna has won a prestigious Phi Kappa Phi graduate fellowship. Sparks recently graduated from MSU with highest honors. She plans to attend law school. (MSU photo by Carol Flaherty.)   High-Res Available

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BOZEMAN - Katherine Anne Sparks of Plevna, who recently graduated with highest honors with a degree in agricultural business at Montana State University, has won a national Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship.

The award, which is given to 60 recipients nominated from universities across the country, will provide Sparks with a $5,000 scholarship to help cover graduate school tuition. Sparks plans to attend law school.

Sparks graduated from MSU with a 3.96 grade point average. She graduated with distinction from the MSU University Honors Program and also graduated with a minor in English.

Sparks was an MSU Presidential Scholar. She served as the president of Montana State 4-H and was a leader in Collegiate Future Farmers of America. She was selected as an MSU Rotary Student of the Month, was a member of Alpha Zeta Agriculture Honor Society, Mortar Board and Golden Key. Sparks also participated in an international exchange program at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. While there, she was honored as the top student in Flinders' 2003 class.

Sparks award marks the 15th time in the last 16 years that an MSU chapter nominee has been selected for one of the 60 national Phi Kappa Phi graduate fellowships awarded annually in competition with the other nearly 300 chapters nationwide.

Contact: Sharon Beehler (406) 994-5186