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Students earn $11,000 in scholarships from national organization

Three Georgia Southern students received a total of $11,000 in scholarships from the national Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society organization.

Reid Loveless, senior biology major and treasurer of the Georgia Southern Phi Eta Sigma chapter, earned a $5,000 scholarship; Sharmita Saha Porshia, junior information systems major, and Vice President also earned a $5,000 scholarship; Ashley Archer, senior political science major and President of the chapter received a $1,000 scholarship.

“I am very fortunate to receive this national scholarship,” said Porshia. “It’s not only an amount of money for me, but an inspiration to move forward with more energy and positivity. With this recognition, I definitely want to create an example for other Georgia Southern students, especially the international students like me.”

Since 2010, Georgia Southern chapter members have earned $56,000 in scholarship monies from the national organization.

“”Phi Eta Sigma students’ success in the national scholarship competition is due to their strong individual academic profiles and the fact that the Georgia Southern chapter is very active, particularly in regards to service,” said chapter advisor Chris Caplinger, Ph.D.

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About Phi Eta Sigma

Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society at Georgia Southern University recognizes scholastic achievement of first-year students who have excelled in the classroom. As a student organization, Phi Eta Sigma fosters leadership development of its members through community service and promoting the success of first-year students through partnerships with the First-Year Experience program.


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