The Hites Transfer Scholarship recognizes outstanding academic achievement and rigor, engagement in college and community activities and leadership accomplishment of Phi Theta Kappa members preparing to transfer to senior institutions in pursuit of baccalaureate degrees.

The scholarships are funded by a scholarship endowment established in 2010 as a result of a matching grant from the Hites Family Community College Scholarship Foundation. The first Hites Scholars were announced in 2010, expanding Phi Theta Kappa’s commitment to support community college students in their pursuits of baccalaureate degrees.

Eligibility – Students MUST:

  • Be enrolled at a two-year college through December 2017 in a minimum of six (6) semester credit hours [or nine (9) quarter credit hours] of associate degree, college-level coursework at the time of application.
  • Be a Phi Theta Kappa member in good standing.
  • Hold a minimum of a 3.50 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0 on all college-level coursework completed in the past five years.
    • Include all transcripts, fall 2012 – present.
    • GPA is evaluated at the time of application, and no courses can be marked as incomplete.  Student must maintain GPA until transfer to a four-year college.
  • Intend to transfer to a regionally accredited four-year college in fall 2018.
    • Student must be admitted to study on a full-time basis in his/her program of study.
  • Have completed a minimum of 45 college-level semester credit hours (or the quarterly equivalent) by December 31, 2017, and at least 50 college-level semester credit hours (or the quarterly equivalent) at the time of transfer to a four-year college.
  • Hold temporary or permanent residency in the country of the two-year college the student is attending OR must possess a visa considered appropriate by the college.
    • Please see our Articles Section for acceptable documents verifying proof of citizenship.

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