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Ten Named 2018 Pearson Scholars

Ten Phi Theta Kappa members have received the 2018 Pearson Scholarship for Higher Education and a $5,000 scholarship.

The Pearson Scholarship for Higher Education is awarded to Phi Theta Kappa members who are civically engaged in their community through service and who demonstrate leadership, academic rigor, and excellence. Preference is given to first-generation college students. Nearly 800 applications were received.

“We are so excited to welcome these 10 new scholars into the Pearson family,” said Lindsey Erlick, Senior Manager of Student Advocacy and Marketing at Pearson. “We look forward to seeing the impact that these scholars have on their campus, community, and future career.”

Each Pearson Scholar will receive $1,000 to complete an associate degree and $4,000 over two years to complete a bachelor’s degree. Scholars are also paired with a Pearson Mentor and will receive complimentary access to Pearson textbooks and online codes to support them as they complete their degrees.

“We deeply appreciate Pearson’s partnership with Phi Theta Kappa to help our members complete both associate and baccalaureate degree programs,” said Dr. Monica Marlowe, Executive Director of the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation. “The blend of financial and mentoring support provided by Pearson helps us assure success among these students. Congratulations to the scholarship recipients!”

The 2018 Pearson Scholars are:

Mayur Bhakta
Tarrant County College/Southeast Campus
Texas

Brandt Damman
Des Moines Area Community College/Boone Campus
Iowa

Lillyan Haack
Northeast Texas Community College/Mt. Pleasant Campus
Texas

Albert Hernandez
Miami Dade College/North Campus
Florida

Michelle Huang
Skyline College/San Bruno Campus
California

Jennifer Leonard
Ivy Tech Community College/North Meridian Campus
Indiana

Meghan Nguyen
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College/Jackson County Campus
Mississippi

Krystal Nicholas
Union County College/Cranford Campus
New Jersey

Alexandra Paladian
Cleveland State Community College/Main Campus
Tennessee

Abderahim Salhi
Hudson County Community College/Jersey City Campus
New Jersey

Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. For more information about Pearson, visit pearson.com.



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