Nursing Student Wins National PTK Scholarship
Northern Maine Community College is proud to announce that nursing student Jenny Ann Morneault has been selected to receive a $1000 scholarship from Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society as a 2016 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar. The Fort Kent native was among 200 selected for the award from a pool of more than 1,100 who applied for the scholarship worldwide.
Independent judges evaluated the applications based on scholastic achievement, community service and leadership potential.
The scholarship is designed to provide new Phi Theta Kappa honor society members with financial resources to further their associate degree studies while also encouraging participation in Society programs. Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for students at two-year colleges. To be invited to join the honor society, the student’s cumulative grade point average cannot fall below a 3.25. Members gain leadership skills through campus and community projects.
“You are among an elite group of scholars and we feel strongly about supporting engaged community college students,” said J. Mark Davis, President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.
Morneault is the Public Relations Officer of NMCC’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. She coordinated the PTK Clothing and Food Drives to benefit Catholic Charities. Morneault also reports for the College newspaper, The Campus Voice; she is a member of the Student Nurses’ Association and currently has a 3.81 GPA.
“I am very impressed by Jenny’s work ethic, her academic achievements, and her dedication to Phi Theta Kappa,” said Eric Pelkey, PTK advisor. “I’m proud of her accomplishments and I’m glad to see her hard work rewarded.”
The Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program was conceived by International Officers and launched in 2001. Today, the Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship is more relevant than ever as the organization, colleges and communities are actively encouraging completion of a college credential, an associate degree or certificate, among community college students.