Ten Phi Theta Kappa members have been named 2021 Hites Scholars and will each receive a $7,500 scholarship for baccalaureate studies.
The 2021 Hites Scholars are:
• Katy Ayers, Central Community College, Nebraska
• Veronica Boahene, Valencia College, Florida
• Preston Hong, Saddleback College, California
• Amy Joffrion, Tyler Junior College, Texas
• Ronsard Mondesir, Miami Dade College, Florida
• Yasaman Nassab, Irvine Valley College, California
• Trent Taylor, Wake Technical Community College, North Carolina
• Jade Tollis, Bergen Community College, New Jersey
• Angela White, Pima Community College, Arizona
• Jacquelyn White, Johnson County Community College, Kansas
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 3,700 applicants nationwide for their outstanding academic achievement and rigor, leadership accomplishments, and engagement in college and community activities.
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.
The Hites Family Foundation was established by Robert Hites, an executive with Ralston-Purina in St. Louis, Missouri, who, upon his retirement, became an instructor at St. Louis Community College. His brother, Ray Hites, served as President of the Hites Family Foundation and as a Trustee for the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation until his death in 2015. Ray’s wife Jackie served as a Foundation Trustee until her death in 2019.