Bishop State student makes history — receives two of the nation’s top scholarships for academic achievements

MOBILE, Ala., (March 13, 2018) – For the first time ever, a Bishop State Community College student has received two of the nation’s top scholarships recognizing outstanding academic achievement among college students. Alan Dailey has been selected as a member of the 2018 All-USA Academic Team and as the New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar for Alabama and will receive a total of $7,250 in scholarships!

Dailey is one of 20 students to be named to the All‐USA Academic Team for which he will receive a $5,000 scholarship. The All‐USA program is widely recognized as the most prestigious academic honor for students attending associate degree‐granting institutions. All‐USA Academic Team members were selected for their outstanding intellectual achievement, leadership, and community and campus engagement.

Dailey was also the highest scoring student in Alabama in the All-USA competition making him the 2018 New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar for which he will receive an additional $2,250 scholarship. New Century Transfer Pathway Scholars are selected based on their academic accomplishments, leadership activities, and how well they extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom. More than 2,000 students were nominated from more than 1,600 college campuses across the country. Only one New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar is selected from each state.

“We congratulate Alan for receiving these prestigious and highly‐competitive scholarships that recognize outstanding achievements both inside and outside the classroom,” said Phi Theta Kappa’s President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher‐Ladner. “Scholarship programs like these, not only recognize student achievement, but also create meaningful pathways for college students to succeed by putting completion within financial reach.”

Dailey took his general education courses at Bishop State and will graduate in May 2018. He plans to attend the University of Alabama with an ultimate goal of becoming a dermatologist.

The All‐USA Academic Team is sponsored by Follett Higher Education Group, with additional support provided by Phi Theta Kappa and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

The New Century Program is sponsored by The Coca‐Cola Foundation, the Coca‐Cola Scholars Foundation, Phi Theta Kappa, and the AACC. Dailey, along with the other New Century Transfer Pathway Scholars and All USA Academic Team, will be recognized at Phi Theta Kappa’s Presidents Breakfast in Dallas, Texas, on April 30 during the AACC Convention.

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of college students and providing opportunities for students to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations. Learn more at ptk.org.

If you are interested in joining Phi Theta Kappa at Bishop State, contact Dr. Victoria Perry at vperry@bishop.edu.