Scholarships and Fellowships Thank You Notes

Scholarships and fellowships are made possible by the generous sisters and friends of Gamma Phi Beta. These donors made financial gifts to the Foundation, endowing a financial aid award(s) for members.

Gamma Phi Beta scholarships and fellowships help our sisters continue their education and accomplish their goals. Read a few of our recipients thank you letters.

Alyssa Hargis (Kentucky)

Area(s) of study: Master of Public Health (MPH)- Health Promotion

"As a collegiate, there were many ways I felt Gamma Phi Beta’s support including supportive chapter advisors, leadership development, professional networking opportunities, and consistent academic enrichment. Now, as I move into the alumnae phase of my membership, I am elated to see and feel all the ways that Gamma Phi Beta will continue to support me throughout my life journeys. It is evident that our sisterhood is strong by the ways we lean in and support one another throughout all stages of life. This fellowship gives me the opportunity to take a few steps closer towards my professional and academic goals, while giving me the flexibility to continue to give back to Gamma Phi Beta in a volunteer role to support collegians in all the ways I was supported throughout my collegiate experience! I am thankful for the work of the Gamma Phi Beta foundation, and I know that the Foundation will only continue to support members of Gamma Phi Beta for years to come."

Lauren Benck (Nebraska-Kearney)

Area(s) of study: Medicine

"This fellowship to me is a testament to the lifelong commitment of sisterhood in Gamma Phi Beta. As a new alumna, I am taking my first steps outside of collegiate membership with the continued support of my sisterhood."

Sarah Easterly (Oklahoma State)

Area(s) of study: Political Science with a Minor in Law & Legal Studies

"This scholarship means that a Gamma Phi alumna believes in me and my future goals. The support brought with this scholarship will allow me to start my journey of becoming an attorney. To know a fellow Gamma Phi helped me start my journey into one of my biggest goals in life means so much to me. The endless support I have received from this organization has shown me what a strong knit community looks like, and I forever want to be part of the Gamma Phi community."

Mayra Jimenez Balderas (California-Berkeley)

Area(s) of study: Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

"This scholarship means a lot to me because it means I will be able to pursue higher education with one less worry. Going into my senior year, I knew that I would need extra financial support but given this scholarship it allows me to focus on school. I will not only be able to keep up with classes but will also be able to continue to be part of my support group and community, Gamma Phi Beta."

Victoria-Felisa Rivera (San Diego State)

Area(s) of study: Interior Architecture

"This scholarship means that I can continue my education at San Diego State University along with being able to be with my sisters in Beta Lambda Chapter. Gamma Phi has given me everything & I am thankful that I am able to be the person I am today. Thank you for everything you have constantly given me. It is true when we say that this sisterhood is true and constant and time after time Gamma Phi is constantly there for me."

Elizabeth Witherow (Missouri State)

Area(s) of study: English Secondary Education

"This scholarship means to me that Gamma Phi Beta truly does value education and learning. This scholarship will help me continue my education to become a teacher, something that I have been passionate about since I was a little kid. This scholarship will allow me to focus on my education and have less stress about financial troubles."

Julia DiNapoli (Quinnipiac)

Area(s) of study: Accounting & Computer Information Systems

"This scholarship means so much to me! It has provided me with the opportunity to further my education and continue my leadership role within Gamma Phi Beta. Being a part of Gamma Phi Beta has had such a positive impact on my life, and this scholarship has only strengthened that bond. It is an honor to be a part of such an incredible organization!"

Rebecca Elizabeth Alexander (South Florida)

Area(s) of study: Environmental Science and Policy

"Gamma Phi Beta has been my support system throughout college. It is fitting that in my senior year, the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation will support my education from a financial standpoint. I am passionate about the fields of environmental conservation and public policy. This scholarship will allow me to finish my education and start my professional life. Gamma Phi Beta membership is for life. They supported me from the start of my college career, giving me a home away from home. They have pushed me to seek out leadership positions, from Risk Manager, to Belonging, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Chairwoman, to serving as the Public Relations Vice President of the Eta Eta Chapter. Gamma Phi Beta has supported me through all of life's endeavors and has given me opportunities I never would have thought of. Gamma Phi Beta has surrounded me with people who strive for academic excellence and keep me going. And now they are helping me pay to finish my degree. I could not be more grateful for the support of this organization."

Maya Acampora (Union)

Area(s) of study: Biomedical Engineering

"Thank you so much for this generous gift! I am honored to receive this scholarship and so thankful to the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation! Joining GPhi has been the most rewarding part of my college experience and I am so grateful for the support of my education from this organization!"