Oberndorf Scholarship Deadline Extended

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Oberndorf Scholarship Deadline Extended to Wed. Aug. 7th, 5pm CST.Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship

Don’t miss your chance to apply for the Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship! This vital scholarship helps Phi Theta Kappa members overcome unanticipated financial barriers that could prevent them from completing community college. Up to ten $500 scholarships will be awarded four times per year. Apply now – http://www.ptk.org/oberndorf
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Convention Scholarship Established in Memory of Staff Member West Williamson

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The Phi Theta Kappa Foundation has announced that the Society will be honoring the memory of long-time staff member West Williamson by establishing the West Williamson Convention Scholarship Endowment, which will provide annual scholarships for advisors and members from a newly chartered chapter to attend the Annual Convention.

West began his relationship with Phi Theta Kappa as a part-time staff member while attending Holmes Community College, where he earned membership in Phi Theta Kappa. He transferred to Delta State University on a Phi Theta Kappa scholarship, graduated, and returned to work with the Society full time. Over the years West served in many key leadership roles – including information technology, membership services, and chapter programs.

West Williamson

West Williamson

“Phi Theta Kappa has lost a dedicated soul. He loved the organization and worked tirelessly for it,” said Phi Theta Kappa’s Executive Director and CEO Dr. Rod Risley. “We have lost a brave, kind, and compassionate young man, and now commit his leadership to our history.”

Dr. Nancy Rieves, CEO of the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation, said creating and naming the scholarship for West was a way to honor his great contributions to the Society over 23 years.

“West touched the lives of both students and advisors, and knew the importance of early engagement of chapters. Fittingly, he was responsible for chartering chapters and the launch of convention scholarships for advisors given each year,” Dr. Rieves said.

See more information about West, and the scholarship in his honor, at http://www.ptk.org/news/west-williamson-scholarship-established


Scholarship Opportunity: Mills College

Georgia Region, this is an opportunity to be aware of:

We are delighted to inform you that Mills College has increased its renewable Dean’s Scholarship for transfer students to $15,000. In addition, Mills offers a $5,000 scholarship to qualified members of Phi Theta Kappa.

Mills is an independent liberal arts and sciences college for undergraduate women, with graduate programs for women and men. With a 10:1 student-faculty ratio, Mills is characterized by small classes taught by an outstanding faculty. The faculty is dedicated to developing the intellectual, creative, and leadership potential of students in an environment attentive to issues affecting women.

We are accepting applications for the fall 2013 semester. Please keep in mind:
• All PTK students are eligible to receive a $50 application fee waiver
• No minimum number of units are required to transfer
• General education requirements can be completed at Mills
• The suggested minimum cumulative GPA is 3.0
• Admission decisions are made within three weeks of receiving all required credentials

If you plan to attend the Phi Theta Kappa Convention in San Jose, California in April, please stop by our booth at the Senior College Fair to learn more about what Mills has to offer.

At Mills, students expand their knowledge and realize their potential in a vibrant and engaging learning community. We hope the information you find on our web site will assist you as you guide your students through their college search. Please feel free to call if you have any questions at 510.430.2135 or 800.87.MILLS.

Scholarship Opportunity with Emerson College

Georgia Region,

Interested in transferring to a four year institution in Boston? Emerson College offers you the opportunity to fill out a Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship application if you are a Phi Theta Kappa member who has earned an Associate’s Degree, and has a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 from an accredited community college.

To apply, submit your Common Application by the March 15th deadline, and your Phi Theta Kappa scholarship application by April 2. If you meet both of these deadlines, you will have an admission and scholarship decision by May 15th.

Scholarship Information: Ty Cobb

Georgia Region, here’s some information on the Ty Cobb Scholarship:

The Ty Cobb Educational Foundation annually awards scholarships to qualified Georgia residents. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need and have completed at least 30 semester hours of academic credit with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Students with higher academic averages and the greatest need will be given priority.

Application forms and information are available from the website: www.tycobbfoundation.com

The application deadline is June 15, 2013.

Scholarship Update

Greetings Georgia Region Members,

As you may know, St. John’s University in New York prides itself in being a transfer friendly institution. From the application process to credit evaluations, we communicate with you to answer your questions. We are well aware that in this economy, students are relying more on scholarships and financial aid. Therefore, we are delighted to announce the Fall 2013 Transfer Scholarships.

Newly accepted transfer students with over 12 credits and at least a 2.5 GPA will automatically be considered for transfer scholarships ranging from $7,000- $15,000 per year. Additionally, Phi Theta Kappans will be awarded another $2000 per year from St. John’s.

From the credit evaluation to scholarships and registration, our Admissions Office and Transfer Student Services have created a system that provides a seamless process for your transfer.

Interested in learning more? Please visit www.stjohns.edu for more information!