Kappa Psi brothers receive Up to Us scholarship to Harvard Business School program
Last fall, Wayne State University’s chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity’s 13 brothers joined the national Up to Us competition for the second year in a row to compete against more than 50 teams from colleges and universities across the U.S. The goal of the competition is to raise awareness about the growing national debt and advocate for a sustainable economic future. For their campaign, the Kappa Psi team focused on civic engagement and how health care is a major driver of the national debt.
The final results of the competition were released last month, and the Wayne State team placed sixth in the nation while winning the Most Creative Campaign special award. Part of the semester-long effort concentrated on the economic impact of COVID-19, the CARES Act, spending habits of Americans during quarantine, unemployment and the pandemic’s burden on the American health care system.
As a result, Kappa Psi brothers were awarded full-tuition scholarships to earn graduate certificates through Harvard Business School. Through this summer online program, Joseph Paul Javier (who led the WSU team as executive director), Noah Trotter, Hussein Safaoui and Fadi Manuel will study to receive certificates in global business while brother Johnie L. Bailey will work toward a certificate in business analytics. This is the second year in a row that Kappa Psi brothers have won scholarships to this prestigious business program.
“Industry is a cornerstone of our fraternity and we always strive for academic excellence. The chance to study business courses through Harvard Business School is an amazing opportunity for me and my brothers,” said Kappa Psi President Noah Trotter. “Our fraternity is grateful for the Up to Us competition and we are already thinking of what our campaign will be for next year.”