Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Apply for PTK All USA and Coca-Cola academic team scholarships now

Germanna Community College will continue its involvement with the All-USA Community College Academic Team and the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team programs in 2015. 
Germanna student Stefano Sarris was selected as a 2014
 Phi Theta Kappa All-Virginia Academic Team member and
 was named a Coca-Cola Silver Scholar and 
All-USA Community College Academic Team member.
The collaboration of USA Today, the Follett Higher Education Group, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, The Coca-Cola Foundation, AACC and Phi Theta Kappa will lead to students being featured in an April issue of USA Today and the awarding of nearly $350,000 in scholarships to outstanding community college students.  We have the opportunity to nominate up to two students per campus to participate in this competition, and our college has the opportunity to receive national press recognition should one of our nominees be identified as a scholar.   
In addition to recognition by USA Today, Follett, and Coca-Cola, nominees to these programs are recognized in All-State Academic Team programs held in 38 states. All-State Team programs may offer students academic scholarships, stipends, newspaper coverage, medallions and/or certificates. By nominating students to the All-USA Community College Academic Team national program, we are able to provide additional scholarship opportunities for nominees to which they would otherwise not have access. 
At this time, we are seeking qualified applicants.   In selecting nominees to represent our institution, we ask you to consider the eligibility criteria to determine if you might be a good fit for the scholarship.  The scholarships look to award students with outstanding academic rigor and grade point averages; participation in honors programs; awards, honors, and recognition for academic achievement, and service to the college and community.
In addition, the focal point of the application is the essay. This should center around one endeavor undertaken by the student that utilized their community college education to improve their respective community or college.  Judges look for innovative, creative, original and lasting achievements or undertakings.
For more information about the scholarships available, or to apply, please visit http://www.ptk.org/become-a-member/scholarships/academic-teams
Preliminary applications must be submitted no later than November 4, 2014. 
For more information, contact Becky Morris at rmorris@germanna.edu

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