"I believe in reciprocity. As a once struggling two-year college student myself, someone helped me. This scholarship is my small way of giving back to help alleviate the financial burden that many of our students face. For example, some must make critical decisions between paying for their tuition/books or paying for rent/food/utilities. I give $1000 a quarter as a type of incentive to help students progress through their programs. This investment (seed-money) will pay huge dividends in the future because CPTC students will be better educated, more likely to have higher-paying jobs to care for their families, and contribute to the long-term economic development for the state of Washington."
- Dr. Lonnie L. Howard
In an effort to recognize both the importance of completion and his intention to emphasize student success, Dr. Lonnie L. Howard donated the funds to establish the Presidential Scholarship at Clover Park Technical College prior to his arrival at the College in 2013. The scholarship is awarded quarterly through the CPTC Foundation for up to $4,000 a year. Applicants should be well on their way to completing their post-secondary credential and are required to have completed at least one quarter of their certificate program OR two quarters of their degree program.
Scholarships at CPTC are awarded quarterly and vary in award amounts and eligibility. Funds can be used to cover educational expenses including tuition, fees and book costs. Recipients are selected based on potential for success. For detailed instructions on how to apply and the scoring and notification process click on the "Apply Now" button.
Dr. Lonnie L. Howard congratulates Jonathan Barta, who was awarded the Winter Quarter 2014 Presidential Scholarship. Barta is a fourth quarter Environmental Sciences student and the first winner of Dr. Howard's scholarship.