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Carroll Community College Student Receives National Scholarship

Carroll Community College Student Receives National Scholarship

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Sylvia Blair, Carroll Community College, 410-386-8411
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Carroll Community College Student Receives National Scholarship


Carroll Community College (Carroll) student Michael Dunn has been selected as one of only ten students to receive Phi Theta Kappa's inaugural 2015 Pearson Scholarship for Higher Education, generously sponsored by Pearson, the world's largest education products company. 

This is the society's first renewable scholarship and mentorship program supporting both associate and bachelor's degree completion. An independent panel of judges selected recipients from nearly 700 applicants. The recipients were chosen based on civic engagement, commitment to their community through service, demonstrated persistence and leadership, and academic rigor and excellence. A total of $50,000 is being awarded to assist Pearson Scholars in the attainment of both their associate and baccalaureate degrees. As a Pearson scholar, Dunn will receive a $5,000 scholarship, a Pearson mentor, textbooks, and a medallion. He will be given the medallion during Phi Theta Kappa's 2016 Annual Convention.  

Nineteen-year old Dunn, whose G.P.A. is 3.86, said he was pleasantly surprised when he heard about his selection for the scholarship. He said his past experience as an Eagle Scout, his position as Student Government Organization secretary and involvement in other academic and community projects, were some of the reasons he believes he was selected. 

"I am exceedingly proud of Michael for his accomplishment as a national scholarship recipient," said College President Dr. James D. Ball. "Michael's hard work and success have earned him recognition and an award that honors the caliber of student that he is." 

"Michael is a model Phi Theta Kappa student whose leadership, service and academic achievements have earned him this distinction," said Josiah Guthland, admissions counselor and Phi Theta Kappa advisor. 

Dunn is an Arts and Sciences major who plans to transfer to a four-year university and study International Relations in 2016. He is interested in a career with the Navy. 

"Carroll helped to provide me with the resources I needed to succeed," said Dunn. "Carroll offers a great educational opportunity and a supportive environment."