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August 30, 2010 – Katy, Texas – The Greater Katy Alumnae Panhellenic Association (GKAPA) is thrilled to announce the recipients of our 2010 College Scholarships!  GKAPA Awards Scholarships to young women from the Greater Katy Area who have attended either public or private schools, and  have excelled in academic studies at their respective universities, made great contributions to their communities both here in the greater Katy Area as well as for their college communities and have been actively involved in their National Panhellenic Sorority Group.

GKAPA is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) and represents twenty of the twenty-six NPC groups.  GKAPA provides a free service to graduating high school seniors, as well as existing college women who are interested in becoming a member of any of the twenty-six NPC groups.  The services provided are educational as to the process of joining a group, expectation of group membership and assistance with providing the necessary letters of recommendation that are often required by University Panhellenic Groups.  GKAPA is unique in that no other Houston Area Alumnae Panhellenic Group provides the letter of recommendation services to the young women they serve. 

In the past four years, GKAPA has awarded scholarships to 17 Greater Katy Area young women from area High Schools like Katy, Taylor, Cinco Ranch and Seven Lakes.  Recipients have attended The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Tech University, Texas A & M University, Texas Christian University, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Oklahoma and The University of Mississippi.  The 2010 Recipients of the GKAPA Scholarship are:

Kristina Pontious – University of Texas at Austin

Amanda Stringer – University of Texas at Austin

Marci Luedtke – Texas A & M University

 Sara Wisener – Texas Tech University

Area women who are alumnae of NPC groups who would like to get involved with GKAPA  and parents of graduating high school women interested in scholarships or whose daughters are considering sorority membership, may go to our website for information on GKAPA and on our events for the 2010 – 2011 Academic Year that include our annual recruitment roundtable in February and our scholarship luncheon and fashion show in March.  www.katypanhellenic.org 

GKAPA meets the first Monday of every month (Except September and December) at the MUD Building at 805 Hidden Canyon, Katy, Texas.   The first meeting for this year is Monday, September 13, 2010  at El Jarrito Mexican Restaurant, 21724 Hidden Canyon, Katy, Texas 77450 www.eljarrito.com.

Please contact Tasha Coney, Vice President of Membership GKAPA for information regarding this release.  tasha.coney@sbcglobal.net or 713-966-9453. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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