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$75,000 Awarded to 2019 Guistwhite Scholars

Fifteen Phi Theta Kappa members have been named 2019 Guistwhite Scholars and will each receive a $5,000 scholarship for baccalaureate studies.

The 2019 Guistwhite Scholars are:

  • Erin Cox, York Technical College, South Carolina
  • Chesney Davis, Northeast Texas Community College, Texas
  • Cam Do, Bunker Hill Community College, Massachusetts
  • Lauren Eccles, Walters State Community College, Tennessee
  • Victor Garnica, Miami Dade College, Florida
  • Citlali Gutierrez, Chipola College, Florida
  • Amanda Hatch, Northland Pioneer College, Arizona
  • JaelAnn Hoover, Cloud County Community College, Kansas
  • Christopher Hunt, Mesa Community College, Arizona
  • Sharon Jang, Tacoma Community College, Washington
  • Brooklyn Knight, Owensboro Community & Technical College, Kentucky
  • Tyler McKenzie, Redlands Community College, Oklahoma
  • David Parker, Collin College, Texas
  • Brooke Sherman, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Arizona
  • Dylan Yee, Community College of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Winners were selected from among 2,000 applicants nationwide, and their selection was based on academic excellence, leadership accomplishments, and engagement in Phi Theta Kappa programs. They will also receive a commemorative medallion.

This is the second-highest scholarship offered by Phi Theta Kappa. It is named in honor of the late Margaret and Dr. Jack Guistwhite, who established the first transfer scholarship designated exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa members to Florida Atlantic University in 1975.

"What Dr. Guistwhite started more than 40 years ago has become a transformational force in the lives of PTK members and has resulted in more than 750 colleges and universities designating transfer scholarships for our students," said Phi Theta Kappa's President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner. "It is fitting that we continue to honor our students who excel in scholarship and leadership as Guistwhite Scholars in celebration of Jack and Margaret."



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