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QCC National Scholarship Winner

Contact: Cherie Ronayne
Office of Institutional Communications
cronayne [at]

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WORCESTER –   Rebekah Bernard of Uxbridge, a student at Quinsigamond Community College, has been awarded a national scholarship from the Phi Theta Kappa scholastic honor society.

Bernard was awarded a $1,000 Leaders of Promise Scholarship from Phi Theta Kappa. Only 30 of these scholarships are presented to community college students from around the nation.  It is designed to help defray educational expenses while enrolled in a two-year college, while developing leadership potential through participation in Society programs. To be eligible, a student must be a member of Phi Theta Kappa, currently enrolled in an associate degree program, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 on all associate degree coursework.

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of the two-year college.  It is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1.5 million members.  QCC currently has over 1,200 Phi Theta Kappa alumni.

Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.