New Orleans, Louisiana– Fifty community college students have been named 2017 New Century Scholars, receiving a total of $100,000 in scholarships.
The New Century Scholars program, sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation, The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Phi Theta Kappa, and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), shares a common application with the All-USA Community College Academic Team program, which recognizes outstanding community college students.
Over 1,800 students were nominated from more than 1,000 community colleges for recognition. Judges consider academic accomplishments, leadership, activities and most importantly, how students extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom.
New Century Scholars are the highest scoring students in each state. Each scholar received a $2,000 scholarship and was recognized at Phi Theta Kappa’s Presidents Breakfast in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 24 during the AACC Convention.
The 2017 New Century Scholars are:
Marion Military Institute
Prince William Sound Community College
University of Arkansas Community College at Hope
Anna Pauline Badillo
Mt. San Antonio College-Walnut Campus
Front Range Community College
Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Delaware Technical Community College
District of Columbia Community College
District of Columbia
Maria Veronica Aguilera
Florida Southwestern State College
Albany State University
Leeward Community College
College of Western Idaho
Oakton Community College
Ivy Tech Community College
Alana K. Platte
Des Moines Area Community College
Deanna Rose Chesser
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Dwayne N. Hinton, Jr.
Baton Rouge Community College
York County Community College
Quinsigamond Community College
Normandale Community College
Northeast Mississippi Community College