Timothy West, better known by his classmates and instructors as Aaron, was recently selected as the 2014 Dr. Mary Hood Texas Region Scholar, a Phi Theta Kappa honor society scholarship.
“We are thrilled that Aaron has received this scholarship,” Phi Theta Kappa advisor Dr. Molly Harris said. “He is an excellent example of a Weatherford College student who works, helps his family and enjoys campus life.”
West, a Millsap resident is a work study on campus for the math department, a Student Ambassador and the Vice President of the Phi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.
His application was selected as the best from more than 90 chapters throughout the Texas region, and he will be recognized formally during the 2015 Nerd Nation, the Phi Theta Kappa international convention.
“Earning this scholarship proves to me that I’m capable of winning future scholarships,” West said. “It makes me feel way more confident about other scholarships for which I plan to apply.”
West will receive a $1,500 scholarship disbursed in two equal payments of $750 per semester.
The scholarship was created in memory of Dr. Mary Hood, who was the embodiment of Phi Theta Kappa in Texas and, at one point, the advisor for Phi Chapter at Weatherford College. This award is provided to the top scoring, new Phi Theta Kappa member in the Texas Region based on their entry to the 2014 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship competition and was designed to provide financial resources to help defray educational expenses while enrolled in a two-year college while also encouraging participation in Society programs.
Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for students of two-year colleges. To be eligible students must have completed at least 12 hours of coursework, have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and receive a membership invitation from the local chapter. Weatherford College is home to the Phi Chapter, one of the oldest chapters in the Phi Theta Kappa organization.