Phi Eta Sigma, the national honors society for first-year students, established The Founders Fund Scholarship Program to honor those students who exemplify scholarship, citizenship, and superior leadership.
Director of First Year Programs and Phi Eta Sigma faculty sponsor Dr. Eric Moyen said of Bell, “We were really pleased that the national chapter of Phi Eta Sigma saw the same promise in Caleb that we here at Lee did. The Lee University chapter of Phi Eta Sigma seeks to identify hard-working students, and Caleb certainly fits that profile.”
Bell’s receipt of the $6,000 honorarium also established him as the first person from Lee’s chapter to receive the award.
Bell said, “This scholarship is an answered prayer. When I graduate, I hope to find a job somewhere in the communications field, hopefully in New York City.”
Originally from Cleveland, Bell is a junior communications major with a journalism emphasis and a minor in telecommunications. He is presently the news editor for the Lee Clarion.
On campuses with an active chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, all freshmen with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale at the end of any full-time curricular period are automatically eligible for membership. Lifetime membership is conferred upon induction.