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
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
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.
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.
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.
scholarship awards include:
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
Isidore Schmeidler, $2,500
Thornton Sisters, $500
more information, Lyttle may be reached at (804) 243-3949.
Ida Lee Wootten, (804) 924-6857