(from left) Dr. Charlotte Pressler with Honors students Nicholas Fischer, Lisandro Hernandez, Cambrie Landress, and Anthony Zepeda

SFSC awarded eight students in its Honors Program the Edward K. Roberts Book Scholarship, an award that helps students cover the cost of textbooks. The students include: Nicholas Fischer, Lisandro Hernandez, Cambrie Landress, Jami Mercer, Leticia Jauregui, Robert (“Bobby”) Brown, Peyton Roberts, and Anthony Zepeda.

Students awarded the merit-based scholarship receive $250 in the form of a credit they can use toward the purchase of textbooks at SFSC’s Campus Store.

SFSC’s Honors Program offers students cultural enrichment, smaller classes, scholarship opportunities, and special recognition at the Commencement ceremony as well as an honors endorsement on their Associate in Arts degree and transcript. Honors students also take part in a service-learning project in the community.

Students receiving the scholarship must enroll in one honors course during the academic term in which they receive the scholarship. Returning students must achieve a 3.3 cumulative college GPA and continue to make satisfactory progress toward the Honors Program Associate in Arts degree.

“I am very proud of these honors students, whose commitment to excellence has earned them this book scholarship,” said Dr. Charlotte Pressler, SFSC Honors Program director and professor of English and philosophy. Dr. Pressler also expressed pride in the students’ aspirations for the future. “In the Honors Program, I have two future pharmacists, three future engineers (mechanical, civil, and unmanned aerial systems), and one future attorney.”

For more information, contact Dr. Pressler at 863-784-7247.