Colorado State to Offer New Scholarship for Honor Students at Two-Year Colleges

Colorado State University will be offering a new scholarship next school year for community college students who are members of an international honor society.

The scholarship will be offered to Phi Theta Kappa honor society members beginning in the fall 2008 semester. Members of Phi Theta Kappa currently enrolled at community colleges across the nation are considered for this award.

The amount of the award is $2,000 for Colorado resident students and $6,000 for non-resident students. In addition, candidates also must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive this award.

"Colorado State University is proud to reintroduce this scholarship for outstanding students of Phi Theta Kappa," said Mary Ontiveros, associate vice president of Enrollment and Access and executive director for the Office of Admissions. "Our commitment to transfer student enrollment has always been important to the institution, and we are confident that this award will assist deserving students in completing their goals of obtaining baccalaureate degrees."

Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of the Two-Year College, began in 1910 with six members and has since grown to more than 2 million worldwide members.  It was founded to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students.  Students involved with the organization exemplify the commitment to strong academic achievement and community service, qualities that embrace the mission of Colorado State University.

Colorado State will award the scholarship on a competitive basis. The application for admission serves as the scholarship application for the award.

For more information, contact Colorado State University’s Office of Admissions at (970) 491-6909.