Mt. SAC Student Awarded National Scholarship

WALNUT, Calif.––– Mt. San Antonio College honor student Awais Spall has been named as one of 20 recipients of the national 2013 Guistwhite scholarship to be awarded during Phi Theta Kappa’s 95th annual convention on April 4-6 in San Jose.

A Diamond Bar resident, Spall will receive the $5,000 scholarship based on academic achievement, service to the college and community, and participation in Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international community college honor society. The scholarship is earmarked for baccalaureate studies.

“The Guistwhite scholarship is a very prestigious award that recognizes Awais’ academic excellence and commitment to service on campus,” said Mt. SAC Honors Program Director Carolyn Kuykendall.

Spall is a philosophy major and carries a 4.0 GPA. At Mt. SAC, he has served as the PTK service vice president and is a member of the college’s forensics team. With PTK, he coordinated the mentorship program and an animal shelter project. He also volunteers in the community with the Fullerton “Barks of Love” program, a dog adoption project. He plans to transfer to UC Berkeley next fall.

The scholarship is named after Dr. Jack Guistwhite, who established the first designated transfer scholarship for PTK students at Florida Atlantic University in 1975. Since then, thousands of students have benefited from the program.


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