Carlin Taylor at graduation in regalia

Carlin Taylor, a student at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Harrison County Campus, has been named a 2022 Phi Theta Kappa Guistwhite Scholar and will receive a $5,000 scholarship.  Taylor was one of only fifteen Guistwhite recipients from more than 2,700 applicants this year.

Guistwhite Scholars are chosen based on academic achievement, leadership accomplishment, and engagement in Phi Theta Kappa programs. This is the second-highest scholarship offered by Phi Theta Kappa.

Taylor of Gulfport is a 3D animation major.  He plans to attend Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta after completing his studies at MGCCC.

“It is thrilling to be named one of only 15 Guistwhite Scholars,” he said.  “The scholarship will help me as I further my studies. I look forward to what the next couple of years will bring.”

In 2021, Taylor served as president of the PTK Mississippi/Louisiana Region.  He is currently a member of the Omicron Alpha Chapter of PTK and the Honors College.  He is also the competitive coordinator for the Harrison County Campus Esports Club.

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