Phi Theta Kappa is in the process of inducting students at Seward County Community College/ Area Technical School.
Jessica Lulf is president of Phi Theta Kappa.
“Phi Theta Kappa is an honor society for two-year colleges,” Lulf said. “We focus on community service projects. The activities that we normally do are the highway clean up and induction, along with a few other projects. We traditionally have an Honors Breakfast before graduation as well. This year we plan on doing a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, and we would like to host a quiz bowl.”
According to Debbie Stafford, Phi Theta Kappa adviser, students who have at least 12 credit hours completed at a community college, a 3.5 GPA and no developmental classes taken within the past year are eligible to join Phi Theta Kappa.
Lulf discusses the perks of being active in Phi Theta Kappa.
“One of the perks of being in Phi Theta Kappa is the scholarships for active members when they transfer,” Lulf said.
Phi Theta Kappa members planning on transferring to a four-year university may be interested to hear more than 700 universities guarantee scholarships to Phi Theta Kappa transfer students.
Among those 700 universities are the University of Kansas offering a $2,500 scholarship, Kansas State University offering a $2,500 scholarship, Wichita State University offering a $1,000-$4,000 scholarship and Pittsburg State University offering a $500 scholarship.
Although Phi Theta Kappa offers plenty of scholarships, Stafford believes scholarships for transfer students are first come, first serve.
Students who meet the Phi Theta Kappa requirements and are interested in joining should contact Debbie Stafford at 417-1106 or stop by in office A151, or e-mail Jessica Lulf at [email protected] as soon as possible.
Phi Theta Kappa inductees will be required to pay a $55 dollar fee, and a $5 membership fee at the beginning of each semester thereafter.
Phi Theta Kappa has yet to announce a date for the induction, but it is expected to be at the end of February or beginning of March.