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Published on January 3rd, 2017 | by editor


All USA Scholarship Nominations

We are pleased to report that our students – Elijah Ruiz and Yaryna Khlibovych – have been selected to represent Wilbur Wright College as our nominees in the 2016-2017 All-USA Community College Academic Team competition. The All-USA Community College Academic Team recognizes high achieving two-year college students who demonstrate academic excellence combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society.

Elijah plans to major in sociology and will be applying to The University of Chicago, Northwestern University, UCLA and UIUC as well as other four-year institutions. He is also a member of the UIC Guaranteed Admissions Transfer program and the DePaul Admissions Partnership Program. Elijah serves as vice president of service for Phi Theta Kappa and in fall 2016, was awarded first prize in Wright College’s Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest.

Yaryna plans to major in accounting and will be applying to UIC, UIUC, Loyola and DePaul University. Her first choice is UIUC. Yaryna is also a recipient of the 2016 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship, a scholarship that provides Phi Theta Kappa members with financial resources to help defray the cost of attending a two-year college. In addition, she is a member of the UIC Guaranteed Admissions Transfer Program, founder and president of Wright’s Business Club and currently works in Human Resources.

Elijah and Yaryna will now be placed in competition for the All-USA Community College Academic Team, Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team, and the New Century Scholars Awards. Phi Theta Kappa will notify scholars of their placement on national teams by April 2017.

Congratulations to Elijah and Yaryna!

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