MAY 18, 2005

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TCC student receives $90,000 scholarship

Linda Siegmann, Tulsa Community College (TCC) Honors Student majoring in accounting, has received a scholarship award valued up to $90,000 from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for three years of study at a college or university of her choice upon graduation from TCC.

Siegmann, 36, has a 3.98 GPA, is on the TCC President's Honor Roll, and was named an Honor Scholar. She plans to become a Certified Public Accountant. As a Native American she hopes to build a career by helping her tribe, the Quapaw tribe.

The 25 Undergraduate Transfer Jack Kent Cooke Scholars come from community colleges in 18 states. They were selected from among 791 nominees nominated by 519 community and two-year colleges across the country. There is no larger scholarship, or one involving such intense competition, available to community college students.

The award recipients, who are attending or have recently graduated from two-year institutions in the US, will use the scholarship funds to transfer to four-year colleges and universities across the United States, including some of the most selective institutions in the country

"The Foundation created the program to make sure financial obstacles do not prevent high-achieving community college students from advancing their education and pursuing their dreams," said Matthew J. Quinn, executive director, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. "These 25 students are among the finest students in the country, at any institution."

Contact: Demetrius Bereolos, TCC Media Relations, dbereolos@tulsacc.edu