Siloam Springs, Ark. (May 4, 2004) - John Brown University senior Trent Pepper, son of Kelly and Lesa Pepper of Lubbock, Tex., has been awarded the prestigious Benedict Fellowship from the Alpha Chi Honor Society. Students across the nation receiving the fellowship award will have $2,500 for the first year of graduate or professional study. Out of 76 nominees, only 10 were selected to receive the prestigious award. Pepper will graduate Summa Cum Laude from John Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in theological studies. Pepper plans on attending Ave Marie School of Law in Ann Arbor, Mich. in the fall. Alpha Chi has chapters at 300 institutions nationwide and in Puerto Rico. The society registers 11,000 new members each year selected from the top 10 percent of juniors and seniors in all academic fields. John Brown University is a top-tier private university, ranked 11th by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU enrolls more than 1,800 students from 42 states and 42 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.