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.

Deadline for all programs has passed.  The PTK Scholarship Application will re-open in January, 2023.

Recipients

2021

Spring

Richard Bell – Bergen Community College – NJ
Hannah Combs – Jefferson State Community College – AL
Jennifer Ebert – Austin Community College – TX
Rory Forster – Ozarks Technical Community College – MO
Catreese Qualls – Schoolcraft College – MI
Angeli Rodriguez – Tarrant County College – TX
Angelo Tufano – Joliet Junior College – IL

Fall

Jordan Booth – Tyler Junior College – TX
Seong Kim – Northampton Community College – PA
Bryan Kirk – Northeast State Community College – TN
Averi Muhr – Austin Community College – TX
Janice Robinson – Lakeland Community College – OH
Amanda Rogers – Northeast Community College – NE
Kimberly Suarez – Reading Area Community College – PA
Anna Mae Tippett – Columbia College – CA
Amber Traylor – Austin Community College – TX

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

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