Saint Martin's students receive Trustee
June 24, 2005
Lacey, Wash. – Saint Martin’s College has announced
the 2005-06 winners of the Trustee Scholarships for students
transferring from Washington community colleges. Both recipients will be
awarded $10,000 per year for the next two years.
The Trustee Scholarships are competitive and require
that students write an essay and a personal statement, as well as go
through an interview with a faculty committee. Recipients must also have
earned at least a 3.5 GPA from a Washington community college and have
completed an associate’s degree before transferring to Saint Martin’s,
said Josefina Pilon, assistant admissions director.
“We are looking for a well-rounded person,” Pilon
said. “We look at what kind of student they are, their academic record,
and their leadership skills as well.”
This year’s recipients are:
Timothy Crea, Montesano, who is graduating
from Grays Harbor College with a 3.93 grade point average and plans to
study psychology. The 44-year-old Crea is Navy veteran who attends
college while working full time. He is married to Eilene Crea and is the
father of two children.
James Graham, 41, Tacoma, who is graduating
from Tacoma Community College with a 3.96 grade point average and plans
to study secondary education. An Army veteran, Graham has sponsored an
Ethiopian child through World Vision, helped build houses for the poor
in Mexico and volunteered at Pierce County food banks, the Tacoma Rescue
Mission and the Pierce County Hunger Walk. He is married to Jackie
Graham and has four children.
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