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PBSC student earns $1,500 scholarship

ZalmenPalm Beach State College sophomore and Phi Theta Kappa member Zalman Korf of Delray Beach has been named a 2016 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Gold Scholar. He will receive a $1,500 scholarship and a medallion.

Korf, who is a student on the Boca Raton campus and a member of the Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College, was one of two named as scholars from Palm Beach State. Trystan Drew from Palm Beach Gardens was recognized as a Silver Scholar.

Korf was one of 50 chosen to be named a gold scholar across the country through the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Program, sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and administered by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

In selecting Korf, an independent panel of judges considered his academic rigor, grade point average, academic and leadership awards, and engagement in college and community service.

“The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has a long history of providing financial assistance to outstanding students at community colleges,” said J. Mark Davis, president of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. “We are proud to partner with Phi Theta Kappa and make it possible for deserving students to achieve their educational goals.”

Korf and Drew, along with the other scholars, will be recognized locally on each of their respective campuses and are invited to attend and be recognized at Phi Theta Kappa’s upcoming annual convention, April 7-9, in National Harbor, Md.

Phi Theta Kappa, headquartered in Jackson, Miss., is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,285 chapters on college campuses in all 50 states, U.S. territorial possessions and eight sovereign nations. More than 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 134,000 students inducted annually.

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