Incoming UM Law Student Wins National Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

June 14, 2016

MISSOULA - Jennifer Pepprock, a recent University of Montana graduate, recently won a $5,000 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship to support her UM law school career, which she will begin this fall.

Pepprock won the Mortar Board President's Outstanding Senior Recognition Award for her major, history, and earned a minor in political science. This past May, she graduated with high honors in history and as a University Scholar from the Davidson Honors College.

During her college career, Pepprock also won the Jules A. Karlin Endowment, awarded to one history major who has demonstrated independence of thought and high academic performance, and the Isabel Haynes Scholarship, which is awarded to UM students with academic merit and an interest in serving Montana.

Pepprock has served as UM president of Phi Alpha Theta, an honors society for historians. She completed her senior research project, "Any Other Immoral Purpose: Moral Media, Scandal and Federal Inaction in Caminetti's America, 1912-1918," during her junior year and participated in the history-based Ireland study abroad program during January 2016.

Among the many achievements that helped Pepprock win the fellowship are her volunteer commitments. She served as a Volunteer Missoula outreach coordinator, as a student mentor for incoming freshmen in the Davidson Honors College, and as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children involved in court proceedings.

Pepprock, a 2012 graduate of Stevensville High School, is the daughter of Dawn and Roger Pepprock of Stevensville. She will start at UM's Alexander Blewett III School of Law in fall 2016.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awards 51 $5,000 fellowships and six $15,000 fellowships to members entering their first year of graduate or professional study. Each active Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the society's nationwide awards.

For more information visit https://www.phikappaphi.org/grants-awards/fellowship#.V1dGc-R8Hcs.

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Contact: Laure Pengelly Drake, director of external scholarships and advising, UM Davidson Honors College, 406-243-6140, 406-243-6140; Jennifer Pepprock, UM alumna, 406-239-2764, jennifer.pepprock@umontana.edu.