Farb Family Prize for Outstanding Achievement

Each year, the Beta of Texas chapter recognizes a student inductee for outstanding academic achievement during their time at Rice. As of 2017, an ad hoc committee of the General Membership reviews transcripts to select finalists, requests that each finalist submit a short essay about the value of the liberal arts, and then selects the winner on the basis of those submissions. The award includes an honorarium supported by the Sophia M. Farb Family Phi Beta Kappa Fund, and is presented at the to the student at the May induction ceremony.


PAST WINNERS
2018 - Rohit Gupta
2017 - Cyrus Ghaznavi
2016 - Eric Sung
2015 - Joseph Xu
2014 - Jeanette Wat

Cyrus Ghaznavi

Cyrus Ghaznavi