Gerald Childs Jr. is one of 35 national recipients of the Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship, awarded by honor society Alpha Lambda Delta at St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer.
The $1,000 scholarship recognizes undergraduates with outstanding academic achievement and campus involvement.
“Being chosen from over 100 applicants was a wonderful feeling and a great honor. All of my hard work was finally recognized,” Childs said.
“I had applied for the scholarship with high hopes and am grateful to Alpha Lambda Delta for choosing me for this award, and I will continue working hard to continue my studies.”
Childs has served as secretary of St. Jospeh's Alpha Lambda Delta chapter for a year.
“I enjoy working closely with my fellow students and with the professors. We had a dinner with professors last year, and it was successful and was a lot of fun,” Childs said.
A biology/chemistry major working to become a dentist, Childs has tutored chemistry for two years in both individual and group sessions.
He serves as secretary of the Science Club and was the Trial and Written Events coordinator for the Science Olympiad last year.
Childs is a member of the Knights of Columbus Chapter at St. Joseph’s College and recently joined the school’s soccer team.
In addition, he serves as a resident assistant on campus. “I have to come up with and execute a certain amount of programs per semester, like homecoming cookouts and service projects that help the community,” he said.
Childs is the son of Diane and Gerry Childs, of Munster, and attends St. Thomas More Church.
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