Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship

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Phi Theta Kappa’s Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship will help Phi Theta Kappa members overcome unanticipated financial barriers preventing the completion of a student’s first college credential, an associate degree or certificate, while enrolled in college. Up to fifteen (15), one-time $1,000 Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarships are awarded annually.

This scholarship was created by a collaborative effort between benefactors Rosemary and Lou Oberndorf, the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation, and 2011-2012 International Officers Tameka Wilson, Danielle Swartz, Esteban Smith, Sarah Yates and Jeremy Mathis.

Eligibility – Students MUST:

  • Be currently enrolled 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 3.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0 at the time of application on all college-level coursework completed.
    • Include all transcripts.  GPA is evaluated at the time of application, and no courses can be marked as incomplete.
  • Graduate within 18 months from the time of application.
  • NOT hold a previous associate or bachelor’s degree from any college.
  • Have encountered an unanticipated financial barrier, such as catastrophic loss, natural disaster, onset of a major illness or injury, change in dependent status, or loss of income resulting in a financial hardship within the past six (6) months.
  • Have completed a minimum of 45 college-level semester credit hours (or the quarterly equivalent).
    • College-level credit hours completed AND hours “currently in progress” are counted as completed to calculate the hours remaining toward completion.

Scholarship Application Deadline: December 1, 2021, at 5 PM CST.

Recipients

2020

Spring

Kimberly Alvarez | Gateway Community College | Connecticut

Frimpong Boateng | Joliet Junior College | Illinois

Samantha Chang | Passaic County Community College | New Jersey

Meagan Harmon | Santa Monica College | California

Maria Hernandez Lopez | Indian River State College | Florida

Sadokat Khakimova | San Jacinto College | Texas

Iqra Mansoor | Edmonds Community College | Washington

Tina Nguyen | Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College | Mississippi

Fall

Scott Diep | St. Louis Community College | Missouri

Susan Hyde | El Centro College | Texas

Morgan Jarrett | Fulton-Montgomery Community College | New York

Michelle Jarvey | Lakeshore Technical College | Wisconsin

Sara Maginot | Front Range Community College | Colorado

Ali Meeks | National Park College | Arkansas

Laron Shackleford | Lawson State Community College | Alabama

Scott Diep | St. Louis Community College | Missouri

2019

Spring

Sheree Al Damen | San Jacinto College | Texas

Eric Fontenot | South Louisiana Community College | Louisiana

Garret Grant | Folsom Lake College | California

Mirei Maejima | Everett Community College | Washington

Juwle Nagbe | North Dakota State College of Science | North Dakota

Gina Nedwick | Delgado Community College | Louisiana

Jenny Pizzino | Guilford Technical Community College | North Carolina

Justin West | Tulsa Community College | Oklahoma

Fall

Jordan Clay | Ivy Tech Community College | Indiana

Andrea De Jesus | Northampton Community College | Pennsylvania

Tenzin Kalden | Bergen Community College | New Jersey

Shelby Lynch | Mesa Community College | Arizona

Veronique Manfredini | Brookdale Community College | New Jersey

Chase Miner | Southwestern Community College | Iowa

Min-Fang Yeh | Brookhaven College | Texas

2018

Spring

Melissa Garrett | Eastern Gateway Community College | Ohio

Jon-Claude Howd | Lansing Community College | Michigan

Carlos Hunt | Clark College | Washington

Deanna Manzenberger | Ivy Tech Community College | Indiana

Philippe Schicker | Citrus College | California

Stephanie Tharp | Grayson College | Texas

Strahinja Veljkovic | Los Angeles Valley College | California

Christina Ware | Lone Star College | Texas

Fall

Savannah Burkhalter | Parkland College | Illinois

Chantel Coon | Pima Community College | Arizona

Jennifer Greco | Passaic County Community College | New Jersey

Won Joon Kang | Bergen Community College | New Jersey

Joseph Morel | Palm Beach State College | Florida

Haile Murray | Cape Fear Community College | North Carolina

Sandeep Parajuli | Lone Star College | Texas

2017

Spring

Naomi Berger | College of the Albemarle | North Carolina

Vella Anne Englehart | San Diego City College | California

Boyd Fisher | Metropolitan Community College | Nebraska

Malerie Guess | East Mississippi Community College | Mississippi

Margie Holm | Pueblo Community College | Colorado

Liuer Lin | LaGuardia Community College | New York

Amy Martin | Lone Star College | Texas

Ivy Smith | Madison Area Technical College | Wisconsin

Fall

Lakee Babineaux | Galveston College | Texas

Heber Bibang | Mountain View College | Texas

Dottie Bourn | Southwestern Illinois College | Illinois

Bailey Miley | Tyler Junior College | Texas

Obinna Muoh | Highland Community College | Kansas

Gracie Ragan | Bevill State Community College | Alabama

Erika Weaver-Coleman | South Florida State College | Florida

2016

Spring

Yeselth Angarita Pena | Valencia Community College | Florida

Musa Bah | Western Nebraska Community College | Nebraska

Knykoleta Colucci | Maui Community College | Hawaii

Kimberly Marin | Long Beach City College | California

Vinicius Henrique Martinson Santos | Santa Fe College | Florida

Bill Nkunzumwami | Estrella Mountain Community College | Arizona

Tina Seifer | Cuyahoga Community College | Ohio

Elizabeth Walker | Edison Community College | Florida

Fall

Omer Azizi | MiraCosta College | California

Annie Blassingame | Redlands Community College | Oklahoma

Adeline DeSalle | Community College of Beaver County | Pennsylvania

Michele Khadir | Broward College | Florida

Adalberto Machuca | Southwestern Community College | California

Christelle Mbah | Montgomery College | Maryland

Amanda Schaub | Central Ohio Technical College | Ohio

2015

Spring

Elijah Evans | Southwest Texas Junior College

Yaneth Flores | Bakersfield College | California

Noela Limo | Highline Community College | Washington

Kelli Rissky | Lake Superior College | Minnesota

Depa Sing Thakuri | Georgia Perimeter College | Georgia

Jessica Willams | North Central Michigan College

Fall

Skyeler Aguado | Lone Star College| Texas

Yanelle Cruz | Broward College | Florida

Jason Lewis | Nash Community College| North Carolina

Dixie Morgan| East Mississippi Community College | Mississippi

Beda Mundo | Northern Marianas College | Northern Mariana Islands

Tomy Perez | Oregon Coast Community College | Oregon

Jamie Russell | Long Beach City College | California

Maria Wiratman | Houston Community College | Texas

2014

Karina Aguilar | Mesa Community College | Arizona

Miranda Galo | American Samoa Community College | American Samoa

Jason Glynn | Southern Maine Community College | Maine

Peggy Hicks | Lone Star College – Cy Fair | Texas

Joshua Johnson | Central Carolina Technical College | South Carolina

Quan Nguyen | Bunker Hill Community College | Massachusetts

Matthew Randal | San Antonio College | Texas

2013

January

Chi Cao | Lone Star College | Texas

Yvette Gutierrez | El Paso Community College | Texas

Aaron Lattin | Greenville Technical College | South Carolina

Danielle Petron | Portland Community College | Oregon

Daniel Prince | Chippewa Valley Technical College | Wisconsin

Anonymous Recipient | Spartanburg Community College | South Carolina

Anonymous Recipient | Des Moines Area Community College| Iowa

Anonymous Recipient | Valencia College | Florida

Anita Schwab | Orange Coast College | California

Wendy Watson | Trinity Valley Community College | Texas

April

Jesus Bernal | Delaware Technical Community College | Delaware

Stefanie Briseno-Sanchez | Hawaii Community College | Hawaii

John Coffill | Santa Fe College | Florida

Ofure (LaTasha) Ejiya | Saint Paul College | Minnesota

Crystal Martin | College of Southern Idaho | Idaho

Claire Mason | Bellevue College | Washington

Anonymous Recipient | Lake Superior College | Minnesota

Michelle Robinson | Sinclair Community College | Ohio

Anonymous Recipient | Quincy College | Massachusetts

Ashley Kate Whittaker | Treasure Valley Community College | Oregon

July

Isabel Rose | Babasa Pima Community College | Arizona

Ashley Cronin | Washington State Community College | Ohio

Yohanna Diaz | Roxbury Community College | Massachusetts

Alicia Diggs | Northeast Texas Community College | Texas

Joie Frontz | Tarrant County College | Texas

Anonymous Recipient | Rainy River Community College | Minnesota

Stephen Milburn | Northeast Texas Community College | Texas

Marcus Sands | Northampton Community College | Pennsylvania

Heather Venezia | Harrisburg Area Community College | Pennsylvania

Anonymous Recipient | Central Arizona College | Arizona

2012

Raymond Dillon | Seattle Community College | Washington

Margaruette Finney | Hennepin Technical College | Minnesota

Chantal Keliihoomalu | Honolulu Community College | Hawaii

Remona Laing | Black Hawk College | Illinois

Amanda Lingenfelter | MiraCosta College | California

Muneer Muneer | Richland College | Texas

Anonymous Recipient | Hudson County Community College | New Jersey

Sara Ross | Northeast Texas Community College | Texas

Miguel Vega | South Texas College | Texas