Webster student receives Phi Theta Kappa distinguished achievement scholarship


Webster student Ayesha Ather received the Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Achievement Scholarship, the largest scholarship award given to transfer students at Webster University.

The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition, and is usable for four straight semesters, as long as the recipient is taking between 13 and 18 credit hours while maintaining a 3.5 grade point average.

Ather, an international relations major, was officially recognized this week by Webster President, Elizabeth Stroble and the Chancellor of St. Louis Community College, Jeff Pittman.

“When Webster and St. Louis Community College partner, it works for students. Our institutions enabled Ayesha to move into the Webster program and apply for this wonderful award without having to sacrifice the opportunity to earn the associate’s degree,” Stroble said on Webster’s website.

Ather, a Canadian citizen, is the first international student to receive the award. This is her first semester at Webster, coming from St. Louis Community College Meramec Campus.

To be eligible the scholarship, the student must have a lifetime cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above, and have already completed an associate’s degree. Being a member of Phi Theta Kappa is also a requirement.

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