PITTSBURGH-Community College of
Allegheny County student Qingqing Zhao of Cheswick is one of 207
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society members named as a 2018
Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar and, as such, will receive a
$1,000 scholarship. A dual enrollment student, Zhao is a junior at
Shady Side Academy Senior School. She is pursuing an Associate of
Science in Business Management at CCAC, where she is taking General
Chemistry 1 and Differential Equations courses this semester.
The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise
Scholarship Program helps new Phi Theta Kappa members defray
educational expenses while enrolled in associate degree programs.
Scholars are also encouraged to assume leadership roles by
participating in honor society programs and are selected based on
scholastic achievement, community service and leadership potential.
More than 1,200 applications were received.
"The Coca-Cola Scholars
Foundation has a long history of providing financial assistance to
outstanding students at community colleges," said Jane
Hale Hopkins, executive vice president and president-elect of the
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. "We are proud to partner with
Phi Theta Kappa, making it possible for more deserving students to
achieve their educational goals, and support tomorrow's leaders of
the global community."
"Research shows that Phi Theta
Kappa members are four times more likely to complete a college
degree than their peers," said Dr. Monica Marlowe,
executive director of the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation. "The
Leaders of Promise Scholarships recognize students for what they
have achieved already and assure that financial need isn't an
obstacle to achieving their academic goals."
Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor
society recognizing the academic achievement of students at
associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as
scholars and leaders. The honor society is made up of more than 3.5
million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 10 nations. Learn more