NCTC Phi Theta Kappa Members Earn Scholarships

Megan K. Jefferson | Sep 5, 2019
VP, Becca Hammond & President, Atarah Green

VP, Becca Hammond & President, Atarah Green

North Central Texas College (NCTC) congratulates Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) members Becca Hammond and Atarah Green for being awarded scholarships based on their involvement and leadership in PTK and NCTC. Both students are starting their careers as future speech pathologists at the University of North Texas.

Hammond, PTK Vice President of Leadership, was amongst the top 2 scoring candidates who earned a $1,000 scholarship prize from the 2019 Geico Pathway to Completion Associate Degree Scholar program. This scholarship is awarded to Phi Theta Kappa members who had a significant impact on campus, and in their community. Hammond has not only been invested in PTK, but has been diligent in helping the community as well.

“My brother was in PTK whenever he was at NCTC, and he had a good time doing the projects, and meeting people,” said Hammond. “This scholarship will help with pushing down my workload a little bit, because I am fully supporting myself through college.

Green, PTK Chapter President, was amongst the 10 scholarship recipients who earned a $5,000 scholarship from the 2019 Phi Theta Kappa Pearson Scholarship program. The Pearson Scholarship provides PTK members financial support to help pay for educational expenses while enrolled in an associate degree program.

Scholarship recipients, such as Green, are paired with a Pearson mentor, and receive complimentary Pearson educational materials. The ideal Pearson candidate is committed to community service, and demonstrates leadership and academic excellence.

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society of two-year colleges and academic programs. PTK recognizes students for their academic achievements, and provides opportunities for them to grow as future leaders. Today, the society has over 3.5 million members, and awards $1.5 million in scholarships to members each year.

“I could go on for hours about how much I love PTK, and the experiences I’ve had through them,” said Green. “I’ve gained friendships, I’ve built relationships with advisors. This has just been an indescribable experience that I am so thankful for.”

The PTK Chapter of North Central Texas College extends membership to students who have earned a 3.5 GPA on at least 12 credit hours of coursework at NCTC. To learn more about Phi Theta Kappa and the scholarship opportunities, contact Sarah Spikeston at sspikeston@nctc.edu