Muhlenberg College Establishes Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Program for Community College Students

Community college students who are members of the PTK Honor Society will be eligible for the new scholarship program.

 Friday, March 22, 2019 00:12 PM

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With the goal of enrolling a greater number of high achieving community college students as transfer students, Muhlenberg College has established a Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship program. Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the world’s largest and most prestigious honor society for two-year college students.

Awarded to top community college students, Muhlenberg will offer an open number of $15,000 annual scholarships, renewable for a maximum of two years, or four semesters. A fifth semester will be reviewed under a case-by-case basis for extraordinary circumstances.

Robert Springall, Muhlenberg’s vice president for enrollment management, describes the new scholarship program as the College’s next step to becoming an even more welcoming destination for transfer students. “Over the past few years, we’ve seen an increasing number of community college students interested in transferring into the traditional, full-time undergraduate programs here at Muhlenberg,” he says. “We’re a place that welcomes talented transfer students and we’re very pleased to offer a substantial PTK Scholarship program.”

Muhlenberg accepts transfer students in both the fall and spring. To be considered for fall transfer admission, students must apply by June 15; for spring, the application deadline is December 10. Financial aid is available for transfer students.

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must:

  • Enroll at Muhlenberg as a traditional full-time student.
  • Be pursuing their first bachelor’s degree.
  • Be members of PTK Honor Society at the community college where they are enrolled.
  • Have a minimum 3.5 GPA upon enrolling at Muhlenberg.
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing at their current institution.

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Recruiting talented community college students is important to Muhlenberg. While part-time students and adult learners, age 23 and over, are not eligible for the PTK Scholarship program, the College’s School of Continuing Studies offers programs especially for these students. For more information about part-time and adult-learner programs, please call 484-664-3300.

In addition, in 2016, the College announced a streamlined admissions process for Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) students interested in furthering their studies at Muhlenberg. The process is designed to ease students’ transition from LCCC associate degrees to six Muhlenberg School of Continuing Studies bachelor’s degree programs with related curriculums.

About Muhlenberg College:

Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg is a highly selective, private, four-year residential, liberal arts college located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, approximately 90 miles west of New York City. With an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2,200 students, Muhlenberg College is dedicated to shaping creative, compassionate, collaborative leaders through rigorous academic programs in the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences as well as selected pre-professional programs, including accounting, business, education and public health. A member of the Centennial Conference, Muhlenberg competes in 22 varsity sports. Muhlenberg is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.