Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Three receive honors scholarships

CGCC President Linda Lujan (left) with
honors scholarship recipients Justin
Fordham, Jacquelyn Rose Lupo and
Heather King. William Guerriero, CGCC vice
president of Academic Affairs was
also present.
Three Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) honors students were awarded scholarships during the Honors Program ​Scholarship Reception and Academic Showcase on April 28. The students were selected from a group of honors program applicants based on a holistic review of their academics as well as contributions to the college and the community.

"Often scholarships are given to students as a recruiting tool," said Shirley Miller, faculty and co-director of the honors program at CGCC. "In this case, these students have proven themselves to excel beyond the requirements of the general classroom and to maintain a consistently high standard of performance. To be recognized as outstanding among fellow honors students is a significant honor."

Justin Fordham was awarded the Chancellor's Scholarship​,​ which is offered to one student at each Maricopa County Community College annually to acknowledge and reward students who demonstrate the very highest academic achievement and participate in service. ​It covers up to 18 credit hours of in-county tuition and fees for two semesters. In addition, the scholarship includes a cash award of $250 for books and supplies each semester.​ Fordham will continue his studies at CGCC next semester but plans to earn his associate degree and transfer to University of Arizona to study nursing.

Heather King and Jacquelyn Rose Lupo received a Foundation Scholarship, which rewards and encourages highly motivated, academically gifted students with a $500 award. In addition to excellence in academics, King has participated in the Chandler-Gilbert Dance Company, has served at the Save the Family Thrift Store, and works part-time. She plans to become a pediatric nurse. Lupo, a business management major, will complete her bachelor’s degree with Northern Arizona University by enrolling in the Connect2NAU program in business at CGCC. Lupo earned the award based on her honors program achievements in the classroom and many volunteer hours in the community. She also works part-time.

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