Pictured (left to right): Hallee Davidson, Allison Arnold, and Henry Souhrada
Just 207 students nationwide were named to this year’s Scholars program by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges.
Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars are selected by PTK based on scholastic achievement, community service and leadership potential.
Each student recognized will receive a $1,000 scholarship to help defray educational expenses while enrolled in associate degree programs.
DMACC, the largest undergraduate institution in Iowa, is pleased to announced that three current DMACC students have been named Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars this fall by the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society. Only 207 students nationwide were selected to receive this honor in 2022. Each student will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
The three DMACC students recognized are:
Allison Arnold of Ogden (top middle photo) is studying Pre-Engineering at DMACC and plans to transfer to Iowa State University to earn a bachelor's degree in Software Engineering after graduating from DMACC.
Hallee Davidson of Russell (top left photo), a graduate of Chariton High School, is studying Criminal Justice at DMACC and
plans to transfer to the University of Northern Iowa to pursue a bachelor’s
degree in Criminal Justice/Criminology after graduating from DMACC.
Henry Souhrada of Madrid (top right photo) is studying
Pre-Engineering at DMACC and plans to transfer to Iowa State University to earn
a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering after graduating from DMACC.
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 encouraged to assume leadership roles by participating in Society programs and are selected based on scholastic achievement, community service and leadership potential. More than 1,300 applications were received for this year’s program.
“I am so proud of these amazing students,” said Dr. Nancy Woods, DMACC Professor of Physics & Mathematics and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society Advisor at the DMACC Boone Campus. “This award certainly recognizes their hard work and dedication to leadership, scholarship, and service to our communities and our school. These students have distinguished themselves by demonstrating a strong level of commitment to their education and their programs.
“Congratulations, scholars! You make all of us very proud.”
A total of $207,000 is awarded through the Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation provides $200,000 in funding for the scholarships, with $25,000 set aside for members who are veterans or active members of the United States military. The remaining amount is supported by donations to the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation and provides seven Global Leaders of Promise Scholarships, earmarked for international students.
“The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has a long history of providing financial assistance to outstanding students at community colleges,” said Jane Hale Hopkins, President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. “We are proud to partner with Phi Theta Kappa to make it possible for more deserving students to achieve their educational goals and support tomorrow’s leaders of the global community.”
The funds provided by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation not only aid college completion, but also give students the opportunity to engage in Society programs and develop leadership skills to become future leaders in their communities.
"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."
For more information, contact: Dr. Nancy Woods, (515) 433-5061, email@example.com