Berea Students Awarded Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants

Two Berea College students have been awarded 2022 Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants. The $1,000 grants were awarded to 125 students across the nation.

Berea College sign on campus

(Photo: Crystal Wylie ’05)

The grants are designed to support undergraduates, both members and nonmembers from campuses that have Phi Kappa Phi chapters, as they seek expanded knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad.

Berea College’s recipients are:

  • Yennifer Coca Izquierdo, of Louisville, a junior majoring in political science will study abroad in Egypt.
  • Keetara Douglas of Madisonville, a senior majoring in psychology will study abroad in Ghana.

The selection process for a study-abroad grant is based on the applicant’s academic achievement, campus and community service, relation of travel to academic preparation and career goals, a personal statement, letters of recommendation and acceptance into a study-abroad program. Each recipient receives $1,000 to be applied toward travel.

Established in 2001, the Study Abroad Grant Program is part of the Society’s robust portfolio of award and grant programs, which gives more than $1 million each year to outstanding students and members through graduate and dissertation fellowships; funding for post-baccalaureate development; and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives.

To learn more about the Study Abroad Program and other Phi Kappa Phi awards, visit

Categories: News
Tags: international study, Students, Study abroad

Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College only admits academically promising students with limited financial resources—primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia—but welcomes students from 41 states and 76 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly to earn money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.