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A Closer Look at the Fall Common App

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Have you applied for a scholarship using Phi Theta Kappa’s Fall Common Scholarship Application yet? If you plan to graduate with your associate degree or transfer to a four-year college or university at the end of this academic year, you do not want to miss this opportunity!

Nearly $350,000 will be awarded through scholarships on the Fall Common Scholarship Application. The deadline to apply is December 2, 2013.

“While applying early is key to a successful scholarship application, you certainly stand to miss out on these fantastic scholarship awards if you never apply at all,” said Heather Johnson, Phi Theta Kappa’s Director of Scholarship Programs. “Given the high quality of applications we receive from our members, it is absolutely a competitive process. But it’s a chance well worth taking.”

Below is an in-depth look at the scholarships offered on the Fall Common Scholarship Application. You may apply for any or all of the scholarships for which you qualify on the application. Learn even more and apply today on the Scholarships webpage. You’ll also find a series of helpful tutorial videos.

Hites Transfer Scholarship — This scholarship recognizes outstanding academic achievement, engagement in college and community activities and leadership accomplishment of Phi Theta Kappa members preparing to transfer to senior institutions in pursuit of baccalaureate degrees.

Ten scholarships of $7,500 each will be awarded, for a total of $75,000. Commemorative medallions will also be given.

You must be a Phi Theta Kappa member planning to transfer full-time to a senior institution in the next fall term, and you must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement.

Guistwhite Scholarship Program — This program recognizes Phi Theta Kappa members for outstanding academic achievement, leadership accomplishment and engagement in Phi Theta Kappa programs and is designed to assist in the members’ attainment of baccalaureate degrees.

Twenty scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded, for a total of $100,000. Commemorative medallions will also be given.

You must be a Phi Theta Kappa member planning to transfer to a senior institution in the next fall term, and you must demonstrate outstanding Phi Theta Kappa participation.

GEICO Pathway to Completion Baccalaureate Scholarship — Students who apply for the Guistwhite Scholarship and are declared business majors will automatically be considered for this scholarship. The two top-scoring applicants (who are not selected as Guistwhite Scholars) will receive the scholarship.

Two scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded, for a total of $3,000.

You must be a Phi Theta Kappa member majoring in business; you must also apply for the Guistwhite Scholarship; and you must be planning to enroll at least part time in a baccalaureate degree program in the next fall term.

All-USA Community College Academic Team — This scholarship program recognizes high-achieving two-year college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society.

Twenty scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded, for a total of $50,000. Commemorative medallions will also be given, and winners will receive national recognition in USA TODAY.

This award is open to both Phi Theta Kappa members and non-members demonstrating outstanding academic achievement and significant campus and community achievement. Application for the program is by college nomination only.

Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team — This program recognizes high-achieving two-year college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society.

A total of $187,500 will be awarded: 50 Gold Scholars will receive $1,500 each; 50 Silver Scholars will receive $1,250 each; and 50 Bronze Scholars will receive $1,000 each. All scholars will also receive medallions.

This award is open to both Phi Theta Kappa members and non-members demonstrating outstanding academic achievement and significant campus and/or community leadership and service. You must be nominated for this award by your college’s designated nominator.

Coca-Cola New Century Scholars — The student receiving the highest All-USA Community College Academic Team application score in each state is named a Coca-Cola New Century Scholar and represents his/her state at the annual Presidents Breakfast at the American Association of Community Colleges Convention.

Fifty-two scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded, for a total of $104,000.

This award is open to both Phi Theta Kappa members and non-members. You must be a top-scoring student from at least one of the 50 United States, Canada or other sovereign nation where at least one Phi Theta Kappa chapter resides, and you must be nominated for this award by your college’s designated nominator.

All-State Community College Academic Team — Phi Theta Kappa, community college presidents and community college state associations sponsor All-State Community College Academic Team ceremonies in 38 participating states. Students from these states nominated to the All-USA Community College Academic Team are automatically named to the All-State Community College Academic Teams.

More than $41 million is available. You will also receive local recognition, including medallions, certificates and oftentimes scholarships.

You must be nominated for this award by your college’s designated nominator, and you must attend a college in one of the 38 participating states.