Phi Theta Kappa Presents 2017 Guistwhite Scholars with $75,000 in Scholarships

Fifteen Phi Theta Kappa members have been selected as 2017 Guistwhite Scholarship recipients and were honored at PTK Catalyst, Phi Theta Kappa’s annual convention, April 6-8 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Each year $75,000 in scholarship funds are awarded, with each Guistwhite Scholar receiving a $5,000 scholarship for baccalaureate studies and a commemorative medallion.

Guistwhite Scholars are chosen based on academic achievement, leadership accomplishments and engagement in Phi Theta Kappa programs. The 15 recipients for 2017 were selected by a panel of independent judges from more than 1,800 applicants to receive this scholarship, the second highest offered by Phi Theta Kappa. 

The Guistwhite Scholar Program is named in honor of the late Dr. Jack Guistwhite and his widow, Margaret Guistwhite. The Guistwhites established the first designated transfer scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa members at Florida Atlantic University in 1975. The Guistwhite Scholarships were established by Phi Theta Kappa in 1992.

“What Dr. Guistwhite created resulted in more than 750 colleges and universities designating transfer scholarships for thousands of Phi Theta Kappa members,” 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 in Phi Theta Kappa as Guistwhite Scholars in memory of Jack and in honor of his wife Margaret.”

The 2017 Guistwhite Scholars are:

Maria Veronica Aguilera
Florida Southwestern State College- Lee Campus

Justin Alozie
Tarrant County College- Southeast Campus

Manny Bouskila
Los Angeles Valley College- Van Nuys Campus

Alexa Greer
Coconino Community College- Flagstaff Campus

Bruce Hyde
Cuyahoga Community College- Western Campus

Alexandra Krantzler
De Anza College- Cupertino Campus

Olamide Lewis
North Lake College- South Campus

Andrew Marshall
Northeast Mississippi Community College- Booneville Campus

Anthony Mercurio
Suffolk County Community College- Michael J. Grant Campus
New York

Matthew D. Miller
Dyersburg State Community College- Main Campus

Sadiya Patel
North Lake College- Central Campus

Leah Laykean Teoh Porter
Arapahoe Community College- Littleton Campus

Wali Rizvi
Harper College- Palatine Campus

Emmalea Shaw
Northeast Texas Community College- Mt. Pleasant Campus

Michael Anthony Stark
Phoenix College- Main Campus





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