SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - Wittenberg University announces a new half tuition scholarship program for student transfers from two-year schools who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the principal honor society for community college students in the United States and Canada. This PTK Scholarship results in a value of $12,396 per student who transfers from community colleges to Wittenberg as traditional students for the 2004-05 academic year. Adult/non-traditional students can also qualify for an award based on their credit total for each term.
"Scholarship opportunities for community college transfers have been relatively scarce," said Randy Green, Wittenberg's director of financial aid. "We see our PTK award as a means of giving these deserving students the boost they need to continue their studies at the four-year level."
Students seeking the PTK Scholarship must apply for admission to Wittenberg, either as traditional or adult/non-traditional students and must provide verification of their PTK membership in good standing, meaning they maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 through a total of credits designated by each individual school. Recipients can renew their award for succeeding years by maintaining a Wittenberg cumulative GPA of 3.2.
"We want to give every encouragement to talented community college students to think boldly about their future and to extend their plans through the four-year level and beyond," said Paul Parlato, dean of community education at Wittenberg. "For many adults, the PTK award, in combination with standard government-funded grants, results in full coverage of Wittenberg tuition costs."
Founded in 1910, Phi Theta Kappa has grown to over 1.5 million members and 1200 school chapters in the United States, Canada and Germany. For more information, visit the organization's Web site: www.ptk.org.
Located just 15 minutes from the I-70/I-75 interchange, Wittenberg University is consistently recognized as among the nation's leading liberal arts colleges for academic reputation and faculty quality. Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Wittenberg offers more than 40 academic majors, over 120 campus organizations and 23 intercollegiate sports. Admission information is available by calling (937) 327-6314, or online at www.wittenberg.edu.
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