Friday, May 3, 2013

Two SBU students receive Phi Eta Sigma competitive scholarships

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Two SBU students receive Phi Eta Sigma competitive scholarships

BOLIVAR, Mo. — Two Southwest Baptist University students have received scholarships from a competitive scholarship program through Phi Eta Sigma, a national honor society that recognizes academic achievement during the first year of college.

Caleb Harris, the SBU chapter’s senior adviser, has been awarded a $7,500 graduate scholarship, one of only four awarded nationwide. He is a senior accounting major and the son of William and Judy Harris of Jackson. He has been hired by BKD CPAs and Advisers to begin work after graduating later this month and will use the scholarship to pursue a Master of Business Administration degree through an online program.

Meg Goodman, the SBU chapter’s secretary/treasurer, has been awarded a $6,000 Undergraduate Scholarship, one of only 37 awarded nationwide. She is a junior accounting major and the daughter of Scott and Teri Goodman of Cape Girardeau.

Each year PES sponsors a national scholarship competition for its members in which it awards $285,000 in scholarships.

“The process is highly competitive, and the awards are very distinguished,” said Jodi Meadows, faculty sponsor for the SBU chapter. “I am extremely proud of these students, their accomplishments and their service to our campus as Phi Eta Sigma officers.”

This is the sixth year in a row an SBU student has received an undergraduate scholarship from PES and the first time for a graduate scholarship. SBU students have received $28,500 in scholarships from PES since 2007.

Phi Eta Sigma is the oldest academic honor society in the nation for first year college and university students and has chartered chapters on 365 campuses across the nation.

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