Lee College student named Jack Kent Cook scholar
This is from a Lee College press release:
Earning five degrees and numerous honors within her two-year tenure at Lee College, Candie Solis graduated in May at the age of 39 as a recipient of the acclaimed Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
The Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship offered to community college students intending to transfer to a four-year university. Out of the hundreds of applicants received from around the nation, the scholarship program awarded only 40 students for the 2010 year. Solis was thrilled to be included in the number, although she could not believe the news at first.
Solis was dropping off a generator at a Relay for Life event in April sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, an academic honor society for two-year colleges, when John Britt, director of the Lee College Honors Program as well as Solis's nominator and mentor, called her with the news. My first thought was that I wanted to see it in writing," said Solis. I was stunned."
The scholarship will provide up to $30,000 per year for up to three years as Solis pursues a bachelor's degree in Economics with a focus in Finance at Southern Methodist University located in Dallas, Texas, and she is looking forward to beginning classes this fall.
For more information about the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship fund, or to learn more about Candie Solis, please visit http://www.jkcf.org/news-knowledge/press-releases/jack-kent-cooke-foundation-announces-2010-undergraduate-transfer-scholarships/.
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