The Orange Leader
BATON ROUGE, La. —
Maria Dupré of Orange, recently was awarded a Love of Learning award worth $500 by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi--the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. She is one of 147 recipients nationwide to receive the award.
Dupré was initiated into the Society in 2011 at McNeese State University. She currently is a first-year optometry student at the University of Houston and plans to use funds from the award for optometry equipment.
The Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award program was initiated in 2007 to help fund graduate or professional studies, doctoral dissertations, continuing education, career development and travel related to teaching and studies for active Society members. The Society's robust award program grants $1 million each biennium to qualifying students and members through graduate fellowships, undergraduate study abroad grants, member and chapter awards and grants for local and national literacy initiatives.