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Posted on May 20th in News

$75,000 Awarded to 2021 Guistwhite Scholars

Guistwhite Scholar LogoFifteen Phi Theta Kappa members have been named 2021 Guistwhite Scholars and will each receive a $5,000 scholarship for baccalaureate studies.

The 2021 Guistwhite Scholars are:

• Frimpong Boateng, Joliet Junior College, Illinois
• Bekim Bruka, Bergen Community College, New Jersey
• Ferdinando Castro Gonzalez, Dallas College, Texas
• Daniel Goodman, College of Central Florida, Florida
• Sadokat Khakimova, San Jacinto College, Texas
• Yuliia Lane, Oakland Community College, Michigan
• Garrett Norwine, Collin College, Texas
• Heather O’Donnell, Brookdale Community College, New Jersey
• Bianca Osma, Passaic County Community College, New Jersey
• Isra Qureshi, Dallas College, Texas
• Leeanna Rutigliano, Suffolk County Community College, New York
• Ana Lucia Soto Velazquez, Pima Community College, Arizona
• Chi Linh Thi Tran, Tacoma Community College, Washington
• Angelina Wilson, Feather River College, California
• Skyler Wyly, Central Arizona College, Arizona

Winners were selected from among 4,400 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 45 years ago has become a transformational force in the lives of PTK members and has resulted in more than 800 colleges and universities designating transfer scholarship 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.”