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The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Awards 2022 Fellowships

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society—today announced the recipients of its 2022 Fellowships. The fellowships, totaling $649,000, were awarded to 62 of the nation’s top scholars at institutions with an active chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.

Established in 1932, the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship has become the Society’s signature award, providing funding for the first year of graduate or professional study. This year’s program awarded two awards at $35,000 each, the 1897 Fellowship and the Sherrill Carlson Fellowship; six $20,000 Marcus L. Urann Fellowships, named for the Society’s founder; and 54 fellowships of $8,500 each.

“We look forward to our fellowship program each year as it represents one of our signature efforts.  Awards are what we do at Phi Kappa Phi. Our Fellows represent some of the most promising graduate students in the nation and we are pleased to recognize their academic excellence and proudly partner with our local chapters to support these emerging scholars as they continue their academic journeys,” said Society Executive Director and CEO, Dr. Bradley R. Newcomer.

The 2022 class of fellows represents students from more than 60 colleges and universities across the nation. The recipients—drawn from all academic disciplines—are pursuing post-baccalaureate programs of study ranging from science and engineering to arts and humanities.

The selection process for a fellowship is based on the applicant’s evidence of graduate potential, undergraduate academic achievement, service and leadership experience, letters of recommendation, personal statement of educational perspective and career goals, and acceptance in an approved graduate or professional program.

Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships are part of the Society’s robust portfolio of award and grant programs, which gives $1.3 million each year to outstanding members and students on chapter campuses through study abroad grants, graduate fellowships, funding for post-baccalaureate development, member and chapter awards, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives.

To see the complete list of 2022 Phi Kappa Phi Fellows, visit

About Phi Kappa Phi
Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually. The Society has chapters on more than 325 select colleges and universities in the United States, its territories and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The Society’s mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engage the community of scholars in service to others.” For more information, visit

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Tetrix: Largest business studies competition in the world open for applications 

Guinness World Record holding competition aims to encourage students to pursue technology careers and improve their business acumen

Held in Rio de Janeiro, the final phase of the 2021 competition had 24 finalists from eight different countries. Francisca Avaria from Chile was named the winner

NEW YORK, July 20, 2022 – Applications are open for Tetrix’s 2022 competition, recognized by the Guinness World Records as the largest university business studies competition in the world. Developed and run by VTEX, the enterprise digital commerce platform, the event aims to inspire and encourage participants to pursue a career in technology and improve overall business acumen. University students and recent graduates (between 2017 and 2021) are eligible to compete. Applications are open until August 30, at

“With the exchange of ideas and intersection of cultures from around the world, the Tetrix challenge is increasingly relevant to the digital market. Inspiring, challenging and fostering talent is essential to accelerate the pace of digital transformation in companies, and build a world in which development opportunities are more egalitarian among the different communities that constitute our ecosystem,” said Mariano Gomide de Faria, founder and co-CEO of VTEX.

The challenge comprises 60 questions, divided into 4 phases, the first two being online. For the first time in 2022, candidates will be able to choose a “career track” during the second phase, in which they will be able to focus on themes. The semi-final and final phases, in which the participants are evaluated by industry personalities (called Senseis), will take place at the VTEX office in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), on November 3 to 6.

This is the fourth edition of Tetrix. In 2021, the competition had more than 154,000 participants from 84 countries, a record number of applications, which earned recognition by the Guinness World Records. Last year, women accounted for more than 64% of the total applicants.

Completely free of charge, the winner receives a trip around the world, visiting big tech companies and participating in events and seminars about technology on five continents. 

The challenge fosters the digital ecosystem by building a valuable network of future-proof talent. Sponsor companies also gain access to the participants who stood out to feed their talent pools and aid in recruiting the next generation of digital transformers.

For more information and to register, go to

To learn more about VTEX educational initiatives, as well as open positions, please visit

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About VTEX
VTEX (NYSE: VTEX) provides a software-as-a-service digital commerce platform for enterprise brands and retailers. Our platform enables customers to execute their commerce strategy, including building online stores (ecommerce), integrating and managing orders across different channels, and creating marketplaces to sell products from third-party vendors. Founded in Brazil, VTEX has been a leader in accelerating the digital commerce transformation in Latin America and is expanding globally. Our platform is engineered to enterprise-level standards and features. We are trusted by more than 2,400 customers, who rely on VTEX to connect with their consumers in a meaningful way through 3,200 active online stores in 38 countries (as of fiscal year ended on December 31, 2021).

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Back to School Mental Illness

Pre-Signups for zant. Be amongst the first.

[BRIDGEWATER, NEW JERSEY, JULY 14, 2022] With the stress of school and looming post-graduation adulthood, many students struggle with their mental health but do not have access to or cannot afford quality care. A new startup is disrupting the space with low cost, high-quality mental health services through an app called “zant.” They have recently announced that they are now accepting pre-registrations from college students. The company plans to offer its services at $25 per session with flexibility for less and will provide access to mental health professionals in over 20 niche categories across the nation.

Zant.’s founder and CEO, Maggie Rose Macar, created the app after struggling to find a professional for herself. “I had just lost a close friend to suicide and needed to see someone, but was shocked when I finally found someone I thought could help and they were $150 per session,” said Macar. “zant. solves many problems, but affordability is at the core. We make this as headache free as possible and eliminate the many roadblocks that stop those struggling from getting the help they need.”

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 5 college students experience mental illness and 75% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 24. This mobile app, zant., is looking to fill the gap in affordable, accessible mental health care for this population. College students can choose from a variety of professionals, from trauma specialists, eating disorder mentors, stress and college life coaches, and more. App users will have access to a secure chat room where they can share information with their professionals and other members of their treatment team. Sessions are conducted via phone or video call which remain confidential.

Zant. is quickly gaining traction among college students through its growing list of pre-registrations. The soon-to-launch app’s goal is to provide students with the tools they need to succeed in college and beyond. In addition to mental health services, zant. also offers student wellness programs to help students maintain a healthy lifestyle through their college or university. Zant. believes that providing student mental health services and student wellness programs, will help students succeed in college and life. Users can join the zant. community and pre-register here.

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