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New Jersey Student Secures Over $20,000 In Scholarships

August 30, 1999 -- Diligence has paid off for 18-year-old Tiffany Lyttle. The Atlantic City, N.J., resident who begins classes this week as a first-year student at the University of Virginia, has been awarded $20,950 in scholarships from 11 different sources.

Growing up in a single-parent household, Lyttle, who plans on majoring in government and foreign affairs at U.Va., knew that she had to earn a substantial amount of money in order to pursue her dream of becoming a lawyer.

Beginning in November of her senior year at Atlantic City High School, she checked the bulletin board weekly for scholarship opportunities. Between November and May she applied for some 25 scholarships.

For the applications Lyttle wrote essays describing herself, her need for financial assistance and her educational and career goals. Despite the demands of completing scores of applications, she graduated third in a class of 346, with a 4.3 grade-point average.

She also participated in field hockey and track throughout her senior year and served as treasurer of the Student Council. She was a member of the yearbook staff and was appointed to the National Honor Society.

Her scholarship awards include:

• Atlantic City Alumnae Chapter Delta Theta Sorority, Inc., $1,000
• Theta Kappa Omega Chapter, $500
• Dollars for Scholars, $500
• Elysia D. Levia Scholarship, $5,200
• Frank and Lillian Poucher Memorial Foundation, $3,000
• National Black College Federal Aviation Employees, $1,000
• Oriel Grand Chapter, $500
• Rotary Club, $2,500
• Showboat, $3,750
• Isidore Schmeidler, $2,500
• Thornton Sisters, $500

For more information, Lyttle may be reached at (804) 243-3949.

Contact: Ida Lee Wootten, (804) 924-6857

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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