WILMINGTON — Agnes N. Langha-Ngwa, a physical therapy assistant student at Delaware Technical Community College, has been named a 2021 New Century Workforce Scholar and will receive a $1,250 scholarship.
This scholarship is the first of its kind to support students at associate degree-granting institutions on a national scale as they plan to enter the workforce upon the completion of a degree or certificate.
The program is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
New Century Workforce Scholars are selected based on their academic accomplishments, leadership, activities and how they extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom.
Over 2,000 students were nominated from more than 1,200 college campuses across the country. Only one New Century Workforce Scholar was selected from each state.
“We congratulate Agnes for receiving this prestigious scholarship, and we are honored to partner with The Coca-Cola Foundation to recognize her outstanding achievements,” Phi Theta Kappa’s President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner said in a prepared statement. “Scholarship programs like this are integral for creating opportunities for students to succeed as they prepare to enter the workforce and for putting college completion within reach.”
The New Century Workforce Scholars will be recognized in the fall. Ms. Langha-Ngwa will graduate in May 2021 and will work in her field. She would like to eventually become a physical therapist with a focus on pelvic health, and use her to knowledge and skills to address and promote women’s health issues in her country of origin, Cameroon.
“This scholarship is an affirmation of all the hard work and sacrifices I have made to be where I am right now,” Ms. Langha-Ngwa said. “It is a stepping stool for me to help on my career path. PTK has opened a huge network of people and resources to help me on my career path and my personal development journey.”