Nance Receives PTK Guistwhite Scholarship
April 16, 2013

Taren Nance of Pocomoke City, an education major at Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury, is one of 20 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) international honor society members who received Guistwhite scholarships and a commemorative medallion at the Phi Theta Kappa Annual Convention in San Jose, Calif., this month.

Guistwhite Scholars are chosen based on academic achievement, leadership accomplishment and engagement in Phi Theta Kappa programs. More than 1,800 PTK members applied for this year’s scholarships. Nance will be able to apply the $5,000 scholarship to his baccalaureate studies.

Nance is the PTK Middle States Region president and the acting president of leadership for Wor-Wic’s Alpha Nu Omicron chapter of PTK.

An honors student, Nance will graduate from Wor-Wic in May with his associate degree in elementary education/generic special education PreK-12 transfer. He plans to transfer to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and complete a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.

The Guistwhite Scholar program is named in honor of the late Dr. Jack Guistwhite and his widow, Margaret Guistwhite. Dr. Guistwhite established the first designated transfer scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa members at Florida Atlantic University in 1975. The Guistwhite scholarships were established by Phi Theta Kappa in 1992.