$75,000 Awarded to 2020 Guistwhite Scholars

Fifteen Phi Theta Kappa members have been named 2020 Guistwhite Scholars and will each receive a $5,000 scholarship for baccalaureate studies.

The 2020 Guistwhite Scholars are:

Abigaly Atonal Rodriguez, Mesa Community College, Arizona
Mary Brown, Chipola College, Florida
Nathaniel Golus, Des Moines Area Community College, Iowa
Charles Griffith, Gadsden State Community College, Alabama
Anahi Hernandez, Tyler Junior College, Texas
Steffanie Hills, Schoolcraft College, Michigan
Robert Krasowski, Bergen Community College, New Jersey
Jacob Lambie, Northeast Texas Community College, Texas
Shelby Lynch, Mesa Community College, Arizona
Valerie Mackey, Reading Area Community College, Pennsylvania
Cory Morris, National Park College, Arkansas
Cole Peloquin, Saddleback College, California
Jacaranda Peralta, Mountain View College, Texas
Abderahim Salhi, Hudson County Community College, New Jersey
Jenna Santacroce, Bergen Community College, New Jersey

Winners were selected from among 3,400 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 45 years ago has become a transformational force in the lives of PTK members and has resulted in more than 800 colleges and universities designating transfer scholarships 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.”

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