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RACC Student Earns Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Transfer Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa New Century Scholar Award

Apr 13, 2018 • by Reading Area Community College
Amie Croteau

Reading, PA – It’s been an amazing April 2018 for Reading Area Community College student Amie Croteau. On Tuesday, April 10th, Amie received word that she was selected as the only Pennsylvania student to win the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Just the night before, Amie delivered an acceptance speech at the PA Commission for Community Colleges ceremony in Harrisburg after receiving the Phi Theta Kappa New Century Pathway Scholarship award.

Croteau, of Sinking Spring will complete her AA in Business Administration and AAS in Web Application Development at RACC this semester. She will then continue her education at Bloomsburg University, where she will pursue her Bachelor of Applied Science in Technical Leadership degree. All of her Bloomsburg course work will be covered financially using the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship.

“I am speechless. I moved to Berks from Las Vegas a few years ago, not even planning on returning to school. Now I’m a New Century Scholar continuing the great education I received at RACC with a scholarship to a four-year college,” says Croteau.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students to transfer to and complete their bachelor’s degrees at the nation’s top four-year colleges and universities. The selection process for these awards is rigorous and highly competitive with approximately forty-five scholarships awarded each year out of thousands of applicants. A review panel of distinguished university admissions professionals and faculty judge the applicants.

The New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar award is given to the student receiving the highest All-USA Academic Team application score in each state; and is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation, The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa. To learn more about developing leadership potential through participation in Phi Theta Kappa programs at RACC, contact Danelle Bower at 610.372.4721.

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