Avery Hurst Receives Beta Sigma Phi International Scholarship
Avery Hurst, a 2019 Coffee High School graduate, recently received an international scholarship through Beta Sigma Phi, which was sponsored by the Alpha Theta Chapter in Douglas, from the Dorothy and Walter Ross Memorial/Exemplar Scholar Fund.
According to the organization, the scholarship is one of only 30 international $1,000 grants being given this year, and Hurst is the only student from the state of Georgia to receive the scholarship.
Beta Sigma Phi is a non-academic sorority with 200,000 members in chapters around the world, including the Douglas-based Alpha Theta chapter. The organization hosts many local community service projects throughout the year, including the fundraiser for breast cancer each October.
Members of Beta Sigma Phi and their children and grandchildren are the only students eligible for the awards. Recipients are chosen based on their scholastic standing, community involvement, letters of recommendation, and a personal essay.
“Avery has spent many hours volunteering with the local Alpha Theta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi and the programs and projects they sponsor, including serving as an Assistant for the Junior Cotillion program, Passionately Pink for the Cure and the Mother-Daughter Tea.
“It has been a privilege to watch Avery mature into such an amazing lady who is always ready to help with any project or task needed. We are thankful for the wonderful example of service and community involvement she has demonstrated for other students. The rituals of Beta Sigma Phi encourage use to spread out light into the world. We know that Avery will continue to do this as she begins the next chapter of her life,” members of the Beta Sigma Phi Alpha Theta Chapter state.
Avery is the daughter of Rob and Lorna Hurst, who has been a longtime member of the Beta Sigma Phi Alpha Theta Chapter, and will begin attending Purdue University this fall.