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Frank Lanza Memorial Scholarship
The Frank Lanza Memorial Scholarships recognize the outstanding academic and leadership accomplishments of students who are enrolled in regionally accredited community college programs in registered nursing, respiratory care or emergency medical services.
Up to 20 scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded in 2013, for a total of $50,000 in scholarships.
Applicants must have completed 50% of their course work leading towards achieving an associate degree by June 2013. (Certificate students are not eligible to apply).
Apply by completing a Spring Common Application online no later than May 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm, CST.
About Frank Lanza
Frank Lanza served in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Korean War. He was a member of the board of directors for the Coast Guard Foundation and received the 2003 Distinguished Corporate Leadership award from the Soldiers', Sailors', Marines' and Airmen's Club. Lanza was also a member of the board of governors for the Aerospace Industries Association and the American Italian Cancer Foundation. A philanthropist, he and his wife supported a variety of charities through a family foundation.
Lanza founded L-3 Communications in 1997, a global aerospace and defense company that has grown to $15 billion in annual revenues and employs approximately 66,000 people worldwide. With its corporate headquarters in New York City, L-3 is a leader in C3ISR systems (command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance), aircraft modernization and maintenance, government services and specialized products that serve the military, homeland security, aviation and other commercial markets. L-3 customers include the U.S. Department of Defense, other U.S. government agencies, allied foreign governments and commercial customers.
Under his leadership as chairman and CEO, L-3 became the nation's sixth largest defense contractor – comprised of more than 73 operating units, among them Medical Education Technologies, Inc. (METI), now known as CAE Healthcare. In honor of Lanza's visionary business leadership and generous commitment to charitable causes, Lou Oberndorf, founder and retired Chairman of METI, initiated the endowment of the Frank Lanza Memorial Scholarship, which was funded by L-3 Communications, METI (now CAE Healthcare), the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
- Applicants need not be members of Phi Theta Kappa to apply.
- Candidates must have completed by June 2013 at least 50 percent of course work in an associate degree registered nursing, respiratory care or emergency medical services program at a regionally accredited community college. Students selected as Frank Lanza Scholars will be required to submit verification.
- Applicants must provide documentation of enrollment in a minimum of six semester hours for the fall 2013 semester at a regionally accredited community college in an associate degree registered nursing, respiratory care or emergency medical services program.
- Part-time students, full-time students and international students are eligible to apply.
- Students with previous associate, bachelor's or master's degrees are eligible to apply.
- Pre-major students and certificate students are ineligible to apply.
- The director of the program in which the applicant is enrolled (registered nursing, respiratory care or emergency medical services) must complete the Institutional Certification and Eligibility Form by the application deadline. Failure to submit this form will result in an incomplete application.
- Applicants must post a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0 on all course work at the time of application, with no courses marked as incomplete.
- The student must hold temporary or permanent residency in the country of the community college the student is attending or possess a visa considered appropriate by the college.
- The applicant's record must be free from suspension, probation or other disciplinary action.
- The applicant's record must be free from any criminal conduct or if the applicant is a convicted felon, he or she must have completed all conditions of sentencing, including probation.
- Complete and submit a Spring Common Application online no later than May 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm, CST.
- Materials may not be submitted by fax or email.
- Partial materials, even submitted before the deadline, will be deemed ineligible.
Up to 20 scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded in 2013, for a total of $50,000 in scholarships. All scholarships will be disbursed in one payment, taking place upon confirmation of the recipient's enrollment in a minimum of six semester hours at a regionally accredited community college in an eligible degree program. If selected as a scholar, full details will be provided with winner notification materials.
For more information about the Frank Lanza Memorial Scholarship, contact email@example.com or 601.987.5741.