Former College of Lake County student Anastasiya Bagrova of Deerfield has received a 2012 Phi Theta Kappa Hites Transfer Scholarship, a prestigious award given to just 10 pupils who are chosen from 2,300 applicants worldwide.
Bagrova served as a vice president of CLC's Alpha Alpha Pi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, earned an associate in science degree from CLC with highest honors in May 2012 and is now studying biochemistry at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
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Bob Lossmann, CLC art and humanities professor and adviser to Phi Theta Kappa, said Bagrova was one of the CLC chapter's vice presidents in 2011-12.
"This is really good news for Stacy. She is a hard worker and really deserves it. I am so proud of her," Lossmann said.
Bagrova also received three CLC Foundation scholarships in 2011-12: the Rick Soller/Nedra Adams-Soller Scholarship, the Student Activities Leadership Scholarship and the Infantino Family Scholarship.
The Hites Transfer Scholarship Program, made possible by support from the Hites Family Community College Scholarship Foundation and the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation, supports the outstanding academic achievement of Phi Theta Kappa members.
Scholarships of $7,500 each were awarded to 10 students based on applications submitted by members. Students enrolled in associate degree programs and eligible to transfer to a regionally accredited baccalaureate degree-granting senior institution in the fall of 2012 were eligible to apply.
Judges reviewed and scored applications for academic rigor, engagement and leadership.