The Pearson Scholarship for Higher Education program provides new Phi Theta Kappa members with financial resources to help defray educational expenses while enrolled in an associate degree program at a two-year college, as well as provide continued financial support to Pearson Scholars in the transfer to a four-year college baccalaureate degree program. The program awards up to 10 scholarships of $5,000 each, a total of $50,000 in scholarships annually. This is a transition scholarship that is disbursed over 2 years, based on GPA and mentor requirements.
In addition, scholarship recipients will be matched with a Pearson employee professional mentor and receive complimentary access to Pearson educational materials. Pearson scholars are required to regularly meet with their mentor for the two-year duration of the scholarship program. Ideal candidates will be civically engaged and committed to their community through service, demonstrate persistence and leadership, and show academic rigor and excellence. Preference will be given to first-generation students.