November 21, 2008
THIS CLARK COLLEGE STUDENT
IS A NEW CENTURY SCHOLAR
Clark College student Trang Tran is attending college this fall
as the recipient of a Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship
|Clark College President Robert K. Knight congratulates scholarship recipient Trang Tran|
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Clark College student Trang Tran is attending the college this fall as the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. Tran is among 400 recipients nationwide who were honored for their commitment to academics and their community.
Tran is currently in the dental hygiene program at Clark College. She has lived in Vancouver for the past 13 years and hopes to remain in the region as she pursues a career. Tran said, “I have a passion for taking care of people and strongly believe in preventive healthcare. Dental hygiene encompasses these aspects.”
Trang Tran supports her local community center by delivering food to the elderly through the Meals on Wheels program. She is also active with the Clark College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges. Last year, she served as Public Relations Officer for the chapter.
Her future goals also include service with Medical Teams International, a faith-based group that allows its volunteers to serve on medical and dental teams worldwide.
Tran said, “This scholarship, along with a Clark College Foundation scholarship, has meant the world to me. Without them, I would not be able to afford being in the Dental Hygiene program. It has aided me tremendously in paying for books, tuition, instrument issues, and scrubs purchases.” She credited her Phi Theta Kappa advisor Deena Bisig for her support as well as “my friends who helped me edit my essay for the scholarship, the Coca-Cola company, and my instructors who wrote my reference letters.”
About The Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program
The Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program is made possible with funding from the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation. The Whitehead Foundation provides grants in support of human services initiatives. The late Joseph B. Whitehead was one of the original bottlers of Coca-Cola.
“The Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program is an extension of our long-standing commitment to college education throughout the United States,” said J. Mark Davis, President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. “This scholarship honors students who often balance responsibilities of school, work and family, but also find time to give back to their communities through volunteer service.”
The Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program complements the Foundation’s Coca-Cola Scholars Program, which awards more than $3 million annually in college scholarships to 250 outstanding high school seniors.