15 of Mohave Community College’s best and brightest were recently inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

PTK is the world’s largest and most prestigious honor society for two-year college students. Membership in PTK opens up many scholarship opportunities for students who transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

One of the inductees on the Neal-Campus Kingman is Rebecca Wade. She balances her studies with a full-time job and a rambunctious toddler.

“There were many days where I got just a few hours of sleep so I could focus my attention on my son while he was awake and spent hours doing schoolwork while he slept,” She said. “It was extremely rewarding when I got inducted into Phi Theta Kappa. I was overjoyed when I realized hard work really does pay off and no matter how tiring and challenging life becomes, I’m more driven to keep striving for success.”

To be eligible for PTK membership students must be enrolled in a regionally accredited institution offering an associate degree program. Must have completed at least 12 hours of coursework leading to an associate degree program (part-time students may be eligible). Must generally have a grade point average of 3.5. You must enjoy full rights of citizenship in your country.

“Being accepted into PTK allows for service, leadership, and scholarship opportunities. Along with being great resume builders, these opportunities encourage personal development as well as community involvement,” said John Hansen, MCC resident faculty and advisor.

“The induction ceremony is a special opportunity for the new members to not only celebrate their acceptance into this honor society with friends and family, but also to be recognized for their high academic achievements.”

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society has more than $90 million dollars in scholarships for eligible members to help students finish the dreams they started, according to the PTK