Fifteen Phi Theta Kappa members have been named 2018 Guistwhite Scholars and will each receive a $5,000 scholarship for baccalaureate studies.
The 2018 Guistwhite Scholars are:
- Michael Aguilar, Lone Star College, Texas
- Heber Bibang, Mountain View College, Texas
- Laura Clark, Odessa College, Texas
- Lauren Easter, Pima Community College, Arizona
- Rachel Eccles, Walters State Community College, Tennessee
- Edward Gaskin, Union County College, New Jersey
- Breana Houska, St. Louis Community College, Missouri
- Ashley Kirkland, Miami Dade College, Florida
- Mei Ling Lai, Skyline College, California
- Felicia Molzon, Suffolk County Community College, New York
- Kyle Mondino, Quinsigamond Community College, Massachusetts
- Camila Silva Monroe, Arapahoe Community College, Colorado
- Johnathan Speakman, Mesa Community College, Arizona
- Riki Treadway, Lone Star College, Texas
- Jason Ward, College of Western Idaho, Idaho
Winners were selected from among 3,100 applicants nationwide, and their selection was based on academic excellence, leadership accomplishments, and engagement in Phi Theta Kappa programs. They will also receive a commemorative medallion.
This is the second-highest scholarship offered by Phi Theta Kappa. It is named in honor of the late Margaret and Dr. Jack Guistwhite, who established the first transfer scholarship designated exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa members to Florida Atlantic University in 1975.
“What Dr. Guistwhite started more than 40 years ago has become a transformational force in the lives of PTK members and has resulted in more than 750 colleges and universities designating transfer scholarship for our students,” 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 as Guistwhite Scholars in celebration of Jack and Margaret.”