NSCS Announces 2011 Community College Transition Award Recipients

Two NSCS members have been awarded the 2011 Community College Transition Award. This is a scholarship awarded to members transferring to a 4-year institution from a community college.
July 12, 2011 - PRLog -- Luis Velasquez of Northern Virginia Community College and Muslima Razaqyar of Hillsborough Community College are the 2011 recipients of The Community College Transition Award.

Velasquez and Razaqyar will receive $2,500 toward the cost of tuition at their respective schools.  They received this award through The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), an honors organization inviting high-achieving freshmen and sophomores in the top 20% of their class.

“It was difficult to choose this year’s recipients because we had such a great group of applications,” said Richard Failla, member of the Scholarship Review Committee. “That being said, Luis’ and Muslima’s stood out from the crowd as being exceptionally written, moving and inspiring.”

The Community College Transition Award is awarded to two outstanding NSCS members at a community college who are transferring into a four-year institution.

“We created this scholarship to help outstanding community college students make the transition into a four-year university a little more easily,” said Kayla Manning, Scholarships Manager. “We want to support all of our members in the pursuit of their goals and ambitions.”

The Hillsborough Community College NSCS chapter was founded in 2009. The Northern Virginia Community College was founded in 2010.

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NSCS is a national academic honor society and member of the Association of College Honor Societies. NSCS invites high achieving first-and second-year college students and has over 800,000 members at more than 280 chapters in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
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