Meghan Nguyen, a student at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jackson County Campus, has been named a Pearson Scholar. Only 10 students in the nation were awarded the scholarship.
The scholarship is worth $1,000 for her second year at MGCCC and $2,000 for two years at a university of her choice (total $5,000). Awarded through Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the scholarship includes a Pearson employee professional mentor for Nguyen and free access to all of Pearson’s educational materials.
Nguyen, from Ocean Springs, will start her sophomore year at MGCCC this month. She is a member of the Jackson County Campus PTK chapter leadership team and campaigned for and won the regional officer position of Southern District Representative this past spring. She plans to major in chemical engineering after transferring to a Mississippi university next year and plans to get involved in organizations like the Society of Women Engineers and American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
She is also receiving the Academic Excellence Scholarship and Honors College Scholarship at MGCCC. Active in campus events, she is a member of the Honors College, Student Government Association, the Oaks Club and served as a member of the Reflections Team last year.
“One of my favorite parts of being at MGCCC is participating as a student ambassador,” she said. “I enjoy sharing all the great things that the college has to offer with new students and prospective students. I’m glad I decided to attend Gulf Coast first before going to a university and I want to share what great opportunities are here with others.”