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St. Kate’s student wins competitive Phillips Scholarship

St. Catherine University student Jiccarra Hollman ’14 has been named a 2012–2014 Phillips Scholar for her community project “Sharing and Bridging Cultures across Generational Relationships.” She is one of six Minnesota private college students selected for the $16,500 award.

The Phillips Scholars Program is funded by the Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation, in partnership with 16 private colleges and universities in the state. It encourages students from a variety of disciplines to design and implement service projects that make life better for those with unmet needs.

With her project, Hollman, a double major in psychology and communications studies, plans to “ignite the ‘spark’ in elderly residents through participation in activities and sharing life experiences."

She will receive a $6,000 scholarship in her junior year and another $6,000 in her senior year, plus earn a $4,000 stipend and $500 in resource funding.

The Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women facilitates the process to select a current St. Kate’s student to compete for the award. St. Kate’s Phillips Scholars in recent years include Jodi Stumpner (2011–13), Sheng Xiong (2009–11), Jewelly Lee (2008–10), Amanda Ortega (2006–08), Palma Cady (2002–04), Lucille Eady (2001–03) and Willie Pearl Evans (2000–02).

The center is currently looking for potential applicants for the next scholarship cycle. Applicants must be sophomores during the 2012-2013 school year or plan to graduate in May 2015.

For more information about the scholarship or eligibility criteria, visit the Center's website or call Sia Vang at 651-690-6783.

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April 26, 2012 by Pauline Oo

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