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Pomerance Nominated for Fellowship

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 1, 2010) - SUNY Plattsburgh's chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has named Benjamin Pomerance its nominee for the 2010-2011 Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship Competition.

As the chapter's nominee, Pomerance, a senior double majoring in political science and journalism with a minor in music, has a chance to win one of 57 fellowships of $5,000 or one of three fellowships of $15,000 toward his first year of graduate or professional study.

Selection is based on upon the applicant's scholastic achievement and test scores; promise of success in graduate or professional work;  leadership experience (including academic, civic service and leadership outside of the classroom); letters of recommendation; and expression of study and career goals.

Two of Plattsburgh's past nominees received a $5,000 fellowship: Matthew Mintz and Joseph Finckel. Nominee Jassmeen Abdulhamid received a $2,000 Award of Excellence.

Founded in 1897, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary honor society. To reflect the organization's mission of recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education, the society created its first fellowships of $500 each in 1932.

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