Francis Marion University student Amber Renee Gaines of Garden Grove, Calif., has been awarded a $1,000 graduate school scholarship from Pi Gamma Mu, an international honor society for the social sciences.
Gaines, a senior psychology major, will graduate Summa Cum Laude in May. She is also a four-year letterwinner on the Patriot softball team. She has been accepted by several graduate schools, including FMU, and is still deciding where she will attend. She plans to study school psychology.
Gaines became a member of Pi Gamma Mu in April 2004 and is one of only 10 students nationwide to earn the scholarship this year.
Members of the honor society must be a junior, senior or graduate student in the upper 35 percent of his or her class, with at least 20 semester hours in social science and an average grade of B or better.
Pi Gamma Mu’s scholarships are intended for the first or second year of graduate work in the areas of sociology, anthropology, political science, history, economics, international relations, public administration, criminal justice, law, social work, human geography, and psychology.
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