Northwest College student Bossan Abdyyeva of Mary, Turkmenistan, is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members named a 2019 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program helps new Phi Theta Kappa members defray educational expenses while enrolled in associate degree programs. Scholars are encouraged to assume leadership roles by participating in society programs and are selected based on scholastic achievement, community service and leadership potential. Nearly 900 applications were received.
As a sophomore at NWC, Abdyyeva is a Spanish and international studies major, president of both Student Senate and Phi Theta Kappa on campus, and a student employee.
“Not only is Bossan an excellent student, but she’s also actively involved in so many organizations and groups across campus,” NWC President Stefani Hicswa said. “Bossan is NWC’s fourth student to recently receive this prestigious scholarship and is undoubtedly deserving of this honor.”
A total of $207,000 is awarded through the Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation provides $200,000 in funding for the scholarships, with $25,000 set aside for members who are veterans or active members of the U.S. military. The remaining amount is supported by donations to the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation and provides seven Global Leaders of Promise Scholarships, earmarked for international students.
“The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has a long history of providing financial assistance to outstanding students at community colleges,” said Jane Hale Hopkins, president of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. “We are proud to partner with Phi Theta Kappa, make it possible for more deserving students to achieve their educational goals and support tomorrow’s leaders of the global community.”
The funds provided by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation not only aid college completion, but also give students the opportunity to engage in Society programs and develop leadership skills to become future leaders in their communities.
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 society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 nations. Learn more at https://www.ptk.org/.