The Gamma Beta Phi Society

2018 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

In an effort to promote academic excellence and student achievement, The Gamma Beta Phi Society awards student members, in good-standing, with national scholarships each year. For the 2017-2018 academic year, we are proud to announce our 8 winners. These students spent the past academic year going above and beyond the call of duty by taking active roles in their chapter via scholarship, service, and character.

 

PLEASE SEE OUR SPRING 2018 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS!

Patrick Carsten – Troy University Dothan
Ross & McCauley Scholarship Winner:
“My name is Patrick Carsten; I am 49 years old and live in Enterprise, Alabama with my wife after retiring five years ago from the U.S. Navy after 24 yrs. I just graduated in December 2017 with my B.A.S. in Resources and Technology Management degree from Troy University, and then I decided to go back for a second Bachelor’s degree, so I am currently a senior, majoring in Sociology. I will graduate December 2018, and then I plan on going back to school to get my Master’s degree in Management. The reason I love Gamma Beta Phi is that it pushed me to do things I never know I could do like speak in front of a crowd, get involved in the community and on campus, and feeling of joy I feel when donating and volunteering my time to help others.”
Patrick Carsten – Troy University Dothan
Emily McCabe – Mississippi State University
Ross & McCauley Scholarship Winner:
“I’ll be entering into my senior year in the Fall of 2018 in Biomedical Engineering, and will be continuing to participate in research and applying to graduate programs. After college I hope to work to innovate medical devices for children and continue to support these families through research and education programs. During my time as a member I have truly enjoyed being a part of Gamma Beta Phi as it has opened new doors for me and connected me to old friends and new faces. I’m so grateful for the support I receive from my fellow chapter members and was honored to serve as both the Vice President and the Night for St. Jude Program Director this year. I can’t wait to see what next year has in store for the Mississippi State chapter and serve as President! Hail State and Go Dawgs!”
Emily McCabe – Mississippi State University
Alex Sykes – Virginia Tech
Gamma Beta Phi Service in Excellence Scholarship Winner:
“I graduated from Virginia Tech one week ago with a major in biochemistry, and a minor in chemistry. I have accepted an offer from Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine to fulfill my childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. Gamma Beta Phi gave me the opportunity to renew my high school passion of community service, and realize it was possible to serve during college.”
Scholarship Winner - Alex Sykes
Jason Arledge – University of Mississippi
Gamma Beta Phi Service in Excellence Scholarship Winner:
“I am currently a Doctor of Education candidate in K-12 Leadership at The University of Mississippi. I aspire to utilize the skills and knowledge learned in my degree program at the school and district levels of educational leadership. Upon first glance, I was impressed with Gamma Beta Phi’s commitment to serving others. Not only are there opportunities in place to serve others, but there are also methods in place by which to incorporate a member’s individual community service efforts with the vision and mission of Gamma Beta Phi. I would recommend to anyone who is looking to help others through their college experience to not just join Gamma Beta Phi, but find ways to get involved and make a difference in the lives of others.”
Scholarship Winner - Jason Arledge
Brianna Ovalle – Marshall University
Gamma Beta Phi Character Scholarship Winner:
“I am the president of the GBP chapter at Marshall University. I am currently majoring in criminal justice and I just finished up my psychology major this past spring semester. I plan on continuing my education with graduate school and hope to become a homicide detective someday. I love GBP because it creates a bond between people in communities by building ties and promoting kindness and a helping hand. It reminds me of how important relationships are and offering a shoulder to lean on to those who need it most.”
Scholarship Winner - Brianna Ovalle
Molly Quinn – Auburn University
Gamma Beta Phi Character Scholarship Winner:
“I go to Auburn University, and I am majoring Pre-Communication Disorders. I am currently trying to decide between a minor in Spanish or Special Education. In the future, my dream is to own my own Speech-Language Pathology practice. I love Gamma Beta Phi at Auburn because it is centered around serving the Auburn community and it has opened so many doors to service opportunities that I would not have been introduced to. I have loved getting to know the other members and spending time with them at our meetings.”
Scholarship Winner - Molly Quinn
Angelina Stillman – Central Penn College
Gamma Beta Phi Chapter Leadership Winner:
“My name is Angelina Stillman. I am 23 years old from Lancaster PA. I am a legal study major at Central Penn College. When I graduate, I plan on attending law school. When I was asked to join Gamma Beta Phi (GBP) I was very excited. Because I started volunteering at 13 years old and haven’t stopped. I believe that serving your community is one of the most valuable things you can do. It can teach you so many things about yourself and helps you think of others first. I am happy to have been elected this past year to serve as Central Penn’s GBP Public Relations officer. It has been such a great experience working with other individuals who want to serve and see the value in it as I do.”
Scholarship Winner - Angelina Stillman
Alexis Minor – Southeastern Louisiana University
Gamma Beta Phi Chapter Leadership Winner:
“I attend Southeastern Louisiana University and my major is Communication with a concentration in Electronic Media. I hope to work in the entertainment industry as a producer or advertisement marketing specialist. Being involved in Gamma Beta Phi as a member and a sweetheart officer, has been very rewarding. My character has evolved through the service and activities with my fellow members. This honors society has contributed to my college career more than I could ever imagine. I’m truly grateful to be a part of Gamma Beta Phi.”
Scholarship Winner - Alexis Minor

 

SPRING 2019 SCHOLARSHIPS:

The Gamma Beta Phi Society will be offering 8 scholarships for Spring 2019 candidates. Below, you’ll find more information on each of our scholarships. Application details regarding each of the scholarships will be released in the Spring of 2019.

THE W.R. RUSS AND MARGARET MCCAULEY: Two (2) $1,500 scholarships are available for student members in good-standing with the Society. Winners will be selected on the basis of community service (performed in the name of The Gamma Beta Phi Society), leadership, academic excellence, and strength of their character..

THE G.B.P. SERVICE IN EXCELLENCE: Two (2) $750 scholarships are available for student members in good-standing with the Society. Winners will be selected on the basis of community service, completed in the name of The Gamma Beta Phi Society.

THE G.B.P. CHAPTER LEADERSHIP: Two (2) $750 scholarships are available for student members in good-standing with the Society. Winners will be selected on the basis of leadership development (E.g. serving on the executive board of their college chapter, serving on a chapter committee, and/or serving on the GBP National Executive Committee).

THE G.B.P. CHARACTER: Two (2) $750 scholarships are available for student members in good-standing with the Society. Winners will be selected on the basis of character, academic performance, and financial need.

 

SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES & PRIORITIES:

  • Scholarships are open/available to Gamma Beta Phi student members with a record of volunteerism in their community, in the name of The Gamma Beta Phi Society, along with academic excellence, leadership development, character development, and financial need.
  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and be in good-standing with the Society.
  • Completed applications will include the online submission (including a 750 – 1,000 word essay on the designated scholarship prompt), along with a signed letter of recommendation from the Chapter Advisor. Any application that does not include these items will be deemed incomplete. If you are a “Member-at-Large,” you must submit a letter of recommendation from a representative at a local site in which you completed community service, in the name of The Gamma Beta Phi Society (rather than submitting a letter of reference from a Chapter Advisor).
  • Applications will be reviewed by The Gamma Beta Phi Society Scholarship Committee, and the winners will be selected and announced in late May of each academic year.
  • If you have any questions, please contact National Headquarters at info@gammabetaphi.org or (865) 483-6212.