PITTSBURGH-Community College of
Allegheny County student Surbhi Sharma is one of only 10 students
nationwide and the only one in Pennsylvania to receive Phi Theta
Kappa's 2019 Hites Transfer Scholarship, the society's most
prestigious and largest scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to
Phi Theta Kappa members who are preparing to transfer to a
bachelor's degree-granting college or university. Hites Scholars
are selected based on outstanding academic achievement and rigor,
leadership endeavors and engagement in college and community
activities. The awardees were selected by a panel of independent
judges from more than 2,800 applicants.
As a Hites Scholar, Sharma will receive a
$7,500 scholarship and a medallion. Phi Theta Kappa will recognize
the 2019 Hites Scholars as a group on stage during the Parade of
Scholars at PTK Catalyst, Phi Theta Kappa's Annual Convention,
April 4-6, in Orlando, Florida.
In addition to her studies as a dual major in Radiation Therapy
Technology and Mathematics, Sharma serves as the Student Trustee on
the CCAC Board of Trustees. During her tenure as president of PTK's
Alpha Mu Theta Chapter at CCAC in 2017-2018, she and her team were
instrumental in accomplishing the award-winning Milton Hall
renovation project at Allegheny Campus.
"We are extremely pleased that Surbhi has received this
well-deserved recognition," said Dr. Evon Walters,
president of CCAC Allegheny Campus. "Surbhi has excelled
academically throughout her time at CCAC. She is also a talented
and motivated student leader and is a stellar role model for other
students to emulate."
The Hites Family Community College Scholarship Foundation was
established by Robert Hites, an executive with Ralston-Purina in
St. Louis, Missouri. The Hites Scholarship Program is made possible
by the Hites Family Community College Scholarship Foundation and
the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation.
Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the
academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting
colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The
honor society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and
nearly 1,300 chapters in 10 nations. Learn more at ptk.org