Red Rocks Student Earns PTK Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship

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Red Rocks Student Earns PTK Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship

LAKEWOOD, CO – Daniel Langemann, a student at Red Rocks Community College, has been selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship from Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society as a 2015 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar.

Chosen from more than 1,100 applications worldwide, approximately 200 PTK scholars nationwide received $1,000 each to further their associate degree studies. Independent judges evaluate the applications based on scholastic achievement, community service and leadership potential.

The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program provides new Phi Theta Kappa members with financial resources to help defray educational expenses while enrolled in associate degree programs. Scholars are also encouraged to assume leadership roles by participating in Society programs.

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 Leaders of Promise Global Scholarships, earmarked for international students.

"The funds provided by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation not only aid college completion, but provide students with the opportunity to engage in Society programs and develop leadership skills to become future leaders in their communities,” said Dr. Nancy Rieves, CEO of the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation. “Research shows that Phi Theta Kappa members are four times more likely to complete a college degree than their peers. The Leaders of Promise Scholarships recognize students for what they have achieved already and assure that financial need isn’t an obstacle to achieving their academic goals.”

More about Phi Theta Kappa: Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society for two-year colleges. Phi Theta Kappa’s mission is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students, and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service, and fellowship programs. Membership into Phi Theta Kappa is by invitation, extended only to students who meet eligibility requirements. Founded in 1918, there are 1,300 chapters worldwide.

More about Red Rocks Community College: Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates. The college serves over 12,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada. www.rrcc.edu

PTK scholarship recipient Daniel Langemann
RRCC student and PTK scholarship recipient Daniel Langemann

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016