ACC student named 2018 Phi Theta Kappa Global scholar

Austin Community College student Jamille Souze Madeira has been named a 2018 Phi Theta Kappa Global Leaders of Promise scholar and awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

The scholarship is part of the Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program, which helps new Phi Theta Kappa members defray educational expenses while enrolled in associate degree programs. Scholars 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,” says Jane Hale Hopkins, executive vice president and president-elect of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. “We are proud to partner with Phi Theta Kappa, 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 PTK programs and develop leadership skills.

“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 made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 10 nations.

Learn about the program at ACC visit austincc.edu/ptk.

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