Wilder was a member of the Theta Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa
at Pensacola State College. She was very active and involved in the chapter, but was
killed in a tragic car accident before she had a chance to graduate.
Her parents set up a scholarship in her honor to help students (especially PTK students) to complete their education at Pensacola
State. This scholarship
fund receives some matching funds from the State of Florida, and
there is an annual golf tournament which raises funds for the scholarship
scholarship is open to all Pensacola State College Students.
However, preference is given to Phi Theta Kappa members.
Several $1000 scholarships are awarded Fall, Spring, & Summer
terms. The scholarship can be used towards tuition, fees, &
Congratulations to our recipients of the Fall 2014
Upcoming Scholarship Information:
applications for the Spring 2015 Scholarships will be accepted from
October 15, 2014- November 15, 2014. Applications will not
be accepted after November 15th. If awarded a scholarship the money
will be available for use during the Spring 2015 semester.
Must be a Pensacola State student and a US citizen or resident alien
Must be a resident of Northwest Florida
Have a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher (you can find your GPA on
Have less than 65 credits and be enrolled in a degree program
*Please note: Students that have won this
scholarship previously are not eligible as it is a one-time award.
The money can only be used for tuition, fees, and required books
& materials. If you have financial aid or are part of a
program that pays for all of these (such as dual enrollment) you
will not be able to use the scholarship.
1. Type a 500 word essay on the Honors Study Topic:
Frontiers and the Spirit of Exploration. You may
choose any topic you like, but you must relate it to Frontiers and
the Spirit of Exploration. To learn more
about the honors study topic visit the
Honors Guide. There are several essays with questions
that can help guide your essay. You can choose any issue that
relates to the topic.
a cover sheet with the title of your essay, name,
student number (not SSN), email address, and your
current mailing address.
Email the essay to Jwooters@pensacolastate.edu.
are awarded points based on grammar, essay topic, overall content,
Phi Theta Kappa membership, and Theta Chi membership. Please note
that PTK membership is not a requirement for eligibility.
recipients will be notified by the end of the term through email.
Email Jwooters@pensacolastate.edu with any questions.