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Lehigh Carbon Community College

Lehigh Carbon Community College 2023 graduate Emma Hope is one of 15 Phi Theta Kappa members nationwide selected as a 2023 Hites Scholar and will receive a $10,000 scholarship for baccalaureate studies. Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two-year colleges.

The Hites Transfer Scholarship is awarded to Phi Theta Kappa members who are preparing to transfer to a bachelor’s degree-granting college or university. Winners were selected from among 2,700 applicants nationwide for their outstanding academic achievement and rigor, leadership accomplishments and engagement in college and community activities.

A graduate of Tamaqua High School, Hope received her Associate in Arts degree in psychology at LCCC’s Commencement ceremonies on May 17. At the ceremony, she was honored as one of two Students of the Year. She plans to transfer to Kutztown University to continue her education in psychology. In addition, Hope was named a member of the 2022-23 All-Pennsylvania Academic Team, sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, the Coca Cola Corporation, the State System of Higher Education and the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges.

Hope was also named a 2023 New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar. Selection was based on the score earned in the Academic Team competition. Hope received the highest score in Pennsylvania and is the only recipient from the Commonwealth.

The Hites Transfer Scholarship Program is made possible by support from the Hites Family Foundation and the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation. This is the largest scholarship Phi Theta Kappa awards to its members.

Emma Hope