21 April Phi Theta Kappa Presents 2017 Guistwhite Scholars with $75,000 in Scholarships Tweet April 21, 2017 Press Room Scholarships, Guistwhite Scholars 0 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 Florida Justin Alozie Tarrant County College- Southeast Campus Texas Manny Bouskila Los Angeles Valley College- Van Nuys Campus California Alexa Greer Coconino Community College- Flagstaff Campus Arizona Bruce Hyde Cuyahoga Community College- Western Campus Ohio Alexandra Krantzler De Anza College- Cupertino Campus California Olamide Lewis North Lake College- South Campus Texas Andrew Marshall Northeast Mississippi Community College- Booneville Campus Mississippi Anthony Mercurio Suffolk County Community College- Michael J. Grant Campus New York Matthew D. Miller Dyersburg State Community College- Main Campus Tennessee Sadiya Patel North Lake College- Central Campus Texas Leah Laykean Teoh Porter Arapahoe Community College- Littleton Campus Colorado Wali Rizvi Harper College- Palatine Campus Illinois Emmalea Shaw Northeast Texas Community College- Mt. Pleasant Campus Texas Michael Anthony Stark Phoenix College- Main Campus Arizona Comments are closed.