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Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship
Phi Theta Kappa's new Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship will help Phi Theta Kappa members overcome unanticipated financial barriers preventing the completion of a student’s first college credential, an associate degree or certificate, while enrolled in the two-year college.
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Give to the Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship and help students complete their college credential!
This newest scholarship was created by a collaborative effort between benefactors Rosemary and Lou Oberndorf, the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation and 2011-2012 International Officers Tameka Wilson, Danielle Swartz, Esteban Smith, Sarah Yates and Jeremy Mathis.
Up to ten (10) Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarships will be awarded four (4) times per year (January 1-31, April 1-30, July 1-31 & October 1-31) and each scholarship recipient will receive $500 to be disbursed in one payment. The scholarship will be paid once the student has submitted documentation of enrollment in a minimum of 6 semester hours and submitted an official transcript showing a minimum 3.0 GPA has been maintained.
- A student must be a Phi Theta Kappa member in good standing and currently enrolled in a community/two-year college at the time of application.
- Students must post a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA out of a possible 4.0 at the time of application on all college-level coursework.
- Part-time, full-time, and international students are eligible to apply.
- Students must not hold a previous associate or bachelor's degree from any two or four-year college.
- Students who have 15 semester hours or less remaining to complete their FIRST associate degree or certificate (or equivalent quarter hours) of college-level coursework are eligible to apply. (College-level credit hours completed and hours "currently in progress" are counted as completed in order to calculate the hours remaining toward completion.)
- Students must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) semester credit hours (or equivalent quarter hours) at the time of application to be eligible (or provide certificate of enrollment in the next term if applying during summer months).
- Student must document an unanticipated barrier creating a financial hardship that has occurred within three (3) months of the time of application; this barrier must be verified by the college.
- A clear plan on how these scholarship funds will be used to overcome this barrier must be evident and documented on the application.
- The applicant's college record must be free from suspension, probation or other disciplinary action. And must be either 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.
- Student must submit a final transcript upon receiving the certificate or associate degree.
The application will be opened July 1-31, 2013.
For more information about the Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship, contact email@example.com or 601.987.5741.
About Lou Oberndorf
As CEO of METI, Lou Oberndorf was responsible for establishing the Frank Lanza Memorial Scholarships for community college students in health care fields and served as a panelist at Phi Theta Kappa's 2011 Annual Convention presentation on college completion. Now retired, Oberndorf was a founder of METI, a world leader in medical education technology.