Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Phi Eta Sigma Awards Scholarship to SBU Junior

Phi Eta Sigma Awards Scholarship to SBU Junior

Southwest Baptist University News Release
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BOLIVAR, Mo. – Southwest Baptist University junior Kathleen Marie Josef has been rewarded a $6000 scholarship from Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. 
Josef served as SBU’s chapter vice president this year and represented the chapter at the National Conference this past year, along with SBU secretary, Sarah Clawson. Josef is majoring in biology and business and is planning to pursue graduate study in Physical Therapy.  She will continue leadership of the SBU Phi Eta Sigma chapter as a senior advisor.

Phi Eta Sigma is an academic honor society that recognizes academic achievement among freshmen.  According to the website, "Those elected to membership include those who have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale at the end of any first year, full-time curricular period, provided they have carried a normal academic load acceptable toward a bachelor’s degree and rank in the upper 20 percent of their class."

The National Phi Eta Sigma Society awards one $10,000 scholarship and thirty-five $6000 undergraduate scholarships per year.  It is a highly competitive process, as chapters from all over the nation nominate their best students to participate. 


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