Previous Winners of the Phi Eta Sigma Undergraduate Scholarship

2014

2013

DeYoung, Aubrey

Originally from California, Aubrey DeYoung is double majoring in Japanese and Travel & Tourism. What best prepared Aubrey for winning the Phi Eta Sigma Award were her honors program involvement and her involvement with other extracurricular activities including tutoring Japanese native speakers in English and developing the Japanese language skills necessary to be accepted to a competitive study abroad program in Japan. In fact, Aubrey’s best undergraduate experience has been studying abroad in Japan.

Dodson, Samantha

Samantha is from Pleasant Grove, UT.  She is studying Business Management with a Human Resources emphasis at Brigham Young University.  Samantha has been involved with Phi Eta Sigma since she arrived on campus at BYU as a freshman.  She has served as a committee member and a secretary, and she will be serving as the president of the PES branch at BYU next year.  Samantha credits this leadership experience for helping her to receive a Phi Eta Sigma Undergraduate Scholarship.  She has also been involved in several extra-curricular activities, which include volunteering for Habitats for Humani

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2009

Wight, Kelly

Kelly, a nursing student, is from Pocatello, Idaho. She first learned about the Phi Eta Sigma scholarship at the Phi Eta Sigma Induction Ceremony in 2005. Since that time, she has served as co-president, president and senior advisor for Phi Eta Sigma which she feels when coupled with her commitment to academic excellence prepared her to apply for the scholarship.

2008

Proulx, Gabe

Gabe, a senior from Marietta, PA, is majoring in Bioinformatics with a minor in Computer Science. He served as the vice president and then as president of BYU's chapter of Phi Eta Sigma. Gabe also won a Phi Eta Sigma Chapter Scholarship in 2007. Gabe aspires to be a dentist. He believes that the Preview into Dentistry class was the experience that helped him prepare most for his future career as a dentist. He has also volunteered at the Share a Smile dental clinic. After Gabe graduates from BYU, he plans to matriculate in dental school in fall 2009.

2007

Wight, Kelly

Kelly, a nursing student, is from Pocatello, Idaho. She first learned about the Phi Eta Sigma scholarship at the Phi Eta Sigma Induction Ceremony in 2005. Since that time, she has served as co-president, president and senior advisor for Phi Eta Sigma which she feels when coupled with her commitment to academic excellence prepared her to apply for the scholarship.

2006

2005

Christiansen, Caroline G.

Caroline comes from Burley, Idaho. She graduated from BYU in Broadcast Journalism in 2006. In addition to being involved in various broadcasting organizations, Caroline interned for NBC's Today show and started "Talk It Up Provo." She heard about the Phi Eta Sigma Scholarship from the local chapter advisor, Howard Gray. She was prepared for this scholarship because of her involvement in BYU's Phi Eta Sigma chapter. She served as Vice-President, President, and Senior Advisor.

2003

Wyatt, Jamie

Jamie is from Lenexa, Kansas. She earned her bachelor's degree in Social Work with a minor in Spanish. She was very involved in both the BYU Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma and other activities on campus. As an undergraduate, she volunteered at the Student Accessibility Center, Oakridge Elementary School, and Utah State Hospital. Furthermore, she was a mentor for the Utah Foster Care Foundation and was involved as a Bachelors of Social Work Student Association student representative for the Utah NASW Executive Board. Jamie also worked as a research assistant and has been an RHA.

2002

Merkley, Andrea C. N.

Andrea graduated in Marriage, Family, & Human Development with minors in Psychology and Spanish. She is from Sandy, Utah, and she is married to Kenneth Joe Merkley. Andrea received the Oscar Beck Scholarship from Phi Eta Sigma with the help of her Chapter Adviser, Dr. Howard Gray.

2001

Lake, Whitney A.

Whitney graduated in Marriage, Family and Human Development. As an undergraduate, she served as the BYU Phi Eta Sigma Chapter President and attended the national meeting in 2000. After graduation, she traveled to Washington, D.C. to work as the Program Review Administrator for the Commission of Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education. In the future, she plans on pursuing a graduate degree.

2000

Paxman, Andrea Z.

Andrea is from Orem, Utah, and she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Marriage Family and Human Development with a minor in Psychology in April 2002. She also earned her Master's degree at BYU in School Counseling Psychology. She is a member of Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, and Kappa Omicron Nu. Andrea has been heavily involved in Phi Eta Sigma. She served as the student chair of the re-charting task force in 1998-1999, she was the President of the BYU chapter in 1999-2000, and she was the senior advisor from 2000-2001.

1999

Paxman, Andrea Z.

Andrea is from Orem, Utah, and she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Marriage Family and Human Development with a minor in Psychology in April 2002. She also earned her Master's degree at BYU in School Counseling Psychology. She is a member of Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, and Kappa Omicron Nu. Andrea has been heavily involved in Phi Eta Sigma. She served as the student chair of the re-charting task force in 1998-1999, she was the President of the BYU chapter in 1999-2000, and she was the senior advisor from 2000-2001.