The scholarship recognizes 200 Phi Theta Kappa international honor society members nationwide.
By Myra Saturen,
Evan Meister, a resident of Tobyhanna and engineering major at the Monroe Campus of Northampton Community College (NCC) has been awarded the Leaders of Promise Scholarship sponsored by the Coca-Cola Foundation, The scholarship recognizes 200 Phi Theta Kappa international honor society members nationwide.
This year’s recipients were selected by a panel of independent judges from nearly 700 applicants. Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars are selected based on outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership potential.
Meister first came to NCC as home-schooled student enrolled in the Dual Enrollment Program. Even at that time, he knew what field he wanted to pursue.
“I have always been interested in creating and designing things, and engineering was the logical conclusion to that in a working environment”’ he says. “I’ve loved the personal connections I’ve made with individuals who share my passion.”
During his second semester at NCC, Meister founded the Monroe Photography Club, which won the Club of the Year award for the 2020 academic year; is an active member of the Phi
Theta Kappa chapter at the Monroe Campus; and has been elected as the Pennsylvania president for the Middle States region of this honor society. He also received the Presidential Award for his work with the Photography Club.
Meister plans to transfer to a four-year university and is considering graduate school in Europe after working in his field for a few years. Harvard and Princeton are his top choices. His focus is and will be research into clean energy and environmentally-friendly living spaces.
“Coming to NCC from a homeschooling background has given me incredible opportunities for personal social growth and development through the friendships I’ve made with those around me,” he says.