Abigail Childress Receives National Honors Society Award
University of Idaho senior Abigail Childress received news over summer 2019 that her national honor society, Phi Eta Sigma, had awarded her a $5,000 undergraduate scholarship for the coming academic year.
The Phi Eta Sigma undergraduate scholarship is a highly competitive national award for members of this selective honor society. According to its website, the mission of the society is to encourage and reward academic excellence among freshman in institutions of higher learning.
Childress, of Dalton Gardens, came to the University of Idaho in fall 2017 and starts fall 2019 as a senior. In addition to being a University Honors Program student, Childress is a triple major in biochemistry and microbiology, both in the department of Biological Sciences in the College of Science, and Spanish in the department of Modern Languages and Cultures in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. Childress is also a member of the pre-health professional programs.
Childress is keeping a near-perfect GPA despite her many academic programs and memberships. She is actively engaged in running the U of I chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society and the University Honors Program community.