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The All-Washington Academic Team program recognizes and honors our state's finest higher education students.
Two Lower Columbia College students are honored each year through the All-USA and All-State Academic Team recognition programs administered by Phi Theta Kappa, international honor society for students attending two-year colleges. State team members are nominated by their community college presidents. Each All-Washington Academic Team member receives a scholarship funded by program sponsors. The state’s public baccalaureate institutions and several private colleges also offer scholarships to community college transfers who are award winners.
Applications are accepted through 4 p.m., December 1, 2014.
In 2015, over $500,000 in scholarship funding will be awarded through Phi Theta Kappa’s Fall Scholarship Application.
Through one scholarship application, students may apply for:
• All-USA Community College Academic Team, Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team, New Century Scholars, and All-State Academic Teams
• The Guistwhite Scholarship
• The Hites Transfer Scholarship
• The GEICO Pathway to Completion Bachelor’s Degree Scholarship
For complete details, eligibility criteria and to access the application visit: www.ptk.org/scholarships
On the Outside Scholarships page at: http://www.lowercolumbia.edu/costs-aid/scholarships/outside-scholarships.aspx
Congratulations 2014 Lower Columbia College All-Washington Academic Team
Students were honored at a recognition ceremony held on March 27, 2014.
- LCC Students Named to All-Washington Academic Team, March 31, 2014
- Remarks made by Brad Owen, Lieutenant Governor, State of Washington, March 27, 2014
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The program has become the showcase for Washington's community and technical colleges because it honors the academic high achievers, the men and women who have demonstrated a commitment to success in the classroom and in the communities in which they live. This recognition demonstrates the state's commitment to scholarship and community service on the part of those attending the state's public community and technical colleges.
Past team members
>> Curiosity Drives Success for LCC Top Scholars, March 23, 2012
- Lacey Seidl
- Samantha Rintoul
>> Leadership, Service Lands LCC Pair on State Scholar Team, March 25, 2011
>> LCC Pair Excel in Service and Scholarship, March 25, 2010
- Amanda Suter
- Richard Laursen
>> LCC Students Honored for Academics, Service, March 26, 2009
A Brief History of All-Washington Academic Teams
Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for Two Year Colleges, introduced the All-USA Academic Team to recognize and honor two-year college students for their scholastic achievement and community and college service.
In 1994, state-level academic teams were introduced as a way to provide scholarships and scholastic recognition to Phi Theta Kappa members, while promoting excellence at two-year colleges. Students nominated to the All-USA Academic Team are automatically named to their state team.
In 1996, Washington launched its state program. A steering committee comprised of community and technical college presidents, Phi Theta Kappa representatives, public information officers from two-year colleges and representatives from the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges put together the first recognition ceremony in the Governor’s Mansion. The ceremony honored 44 students representing 24 community and technical colleges.
In 2013, the All-Washington Academic Team project includes 65 students representing 34 community and technical colleges in Washington state. The program has become the showcase for Washington’s community and technical colleges because it honors the academic high achievers, the men and women who have demonstrated a commitment to success in the classroom and in the communities in which they live. This recognition demonstrates the state’s commitment to scholarship and community service on the part of those attending the state’s public community and technical colleges.