The Gamma Beta Phi Society


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 academic year. Below, you will find information regarding the winners of our 2019 Scholarship Program winners. If you have any questions regarding the scholarship program, please contact National Headquarters at (865) 483-6212 or


Sheri Lalehzarian – Chapman University
Ross & McCauley Scholarship Winner:

“I recently graduated from Chapman University with a major in Sociology and a minor in Integrated Educational Studies. I will be attending Loyola Law School in Los Angeles this fall, and hope that with my law degree I will be able to give a voice to those who may not have one. As President of Gamma Beta Phi at Chapman, I have had so many amazing experiences thanks to this society. I have met so many like-minded people and have had the opportunity to grow as a leader and help my community.”

Sheri Lalehzarian
Alyssa Hunt – Bluefield State College
Ross & McCauley Scholarship Winner:

“My name is Alyssa Hunt and I am a Senior at Bluefield State College. My major is Applied Science (Pre-Pharmacy). With that being said, after finishing my bachelor degree, in the Spring of 2020, I plan to attend Pharmacy School to become a doctor of pharmacy. While there are many reasons why I love Gamma Beta Phi, one of the main reasons is that this honor society has given me the opportunity to help others in my community and school, and it has given me the opportunity to help improve my school. Furthermore, Gamma has helped me gain essential leadership and communication skills that I will need in my future career. I am honored to be a part of an organization as special as Gamma!”

Alyssa Hunt
Faridat Ilipeju – Quincy College
Service Scholarship Winner:

“My name is Faridat Ilupeju and I am a student at Quincy College. I was blessed with the opportunity to serve my community as a Gamma Beta Phi officer which enabled me to grow as a leader, foster meaningful connections with students and pay it forward to community. For my future endeavors I plan to become a physician and maintain the goal of GBP through acts of service for people worldwide.”

Faridat Ilipeju
Krysten Collins – Texas Tech University
Service Scholarship Winner:

“My name is Krysten Collins and I currently attend Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. My majors are Psychology and Sociology with a Concentration in Criminology and a minor in Family Life Studies. My goal is to become a part of the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit for my future career. Gamma Beta Phi has been beneficial to my college experience and to my character overall because it has helped me to become involved in my community and campus life as well as develop leadership skills to help guide myself and others to success in every area of our lives.”

Krysten Collins
Emma Polster – University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Character Scholarship Winner:

“My name is Emma Polster and I am a senior attending the University of Mary Hardin Baylor. I am currently studying to become an art educator. I’m grateful to be a part of Gamma Beta Phi. GBP allows me to use the gifts God gave me to serve the community and world!”

Emma Polster
Sabrina Workman – Bluefield State College
Character Scholarship Winner:

“I am Sabrina Workman. I recently graduated from Bluefield State with a bachelor in Criminal Justice Administrations, concentrations in both law enforcement. I have applied to Bethel University’s graduate program, which if accepted, I will begin in August. I am in high hopes of one day becoming a natural resource officer. I love Gamma Beta Phi because when I began my journey at Bluefield State, they were the first to invite me into their family. During my time with my chapter, I have met some very wonderful people, who allowed me to join them in some wonderful community activities. I have learned a great deal through their leadership. It made lasting impression on me, and that’s why I also joined the Gamma Alumni.”

Sabrina Workman
Madison Bunting – Beaufort County Community College
Leadership Scholarship Winner:

“My name is Madison Bunting; I am 18 years old and recently graduated from Beaufort County Community College in Washington, North Carolina. I will be attending The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this fall with intentions of eventually going to Pharmacy School. I look forward to a career of helping people as a pharmacist. I love Gamma Beta Phi because it brings me closer to my community and provides a way for me to make a difference in it. As secretary of Gamma Beta Phi, I have gained a keenly positive perspective on voluntary service and learned many ways of enacting my desire to serve others. I am thankful for the experiences my institution, our college’s Gamma Beta Phi chapter, and our national organization have furnished me. I am so honored to be chosen for the Gamma Beta Phi Leadership Award and deeply appreciative of the scholarship.”

Madison Bunting
Lindsey Castle – Bluefield State College
Leadership Scholarship Winner:

“I am a Senior at Bluefield State College in WV and majoring in K-6 Elementary Education. After graduation, I would like to earn my Master’s degree as a Literacy Specialist. I hope to one day teach either third grade or Title 1, but as long as I am teaching I will be happy! I love Gamma because it gives me the opportunity to help others. This past year our chapter has worked together to help people in our community, as well as our own members in times of need, and I am proud to be a part of such a loving, caring, and generous organization.”

Lindsey Castle