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Patricia E. Vega, a resident of Mexico City, Mexico, is the 2000-2001 recipient of East Tennessee State University Ford Motor Company/Golden Key National Honor Society Undergraduate Scholarship.
Vega, is double-majoring in Marketing and Economics and carries a 3.98 grade-point average. Vega is currently the captain of ETSU's women's tennis team, as well as a member of President's Pride. She is the secretary of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, as well as a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the Dean's List. She has also been named an All-American Scholar.
Golden Key National Honor Society awards two scholarships annually to each of its 300 college and university chapters across the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand and South Africa. The scholarship is awarded to the outstanding junior and senior initiate of the chapter based on overall scholastic performance, honors and awards received, leadership, campus and community activity and work commitments. Nearly three million dollars have been awarded in scholarships to date.
This scholarship is funded by Ford Motor Company, a member of the Golden Key Corporate Council. The generous support of Ford Motor Company has empowered Golden Key to attain new heights in the recognition and encouragement of academic excellence, campus leadership and community service.
Golden Key National Honor Society is a non-profit international academic honors organization that provides academic recognition, scholarships, leadership opportunuties, community service and career networking. Membership into the Society is by invitation only to the top 15 percent of juniors and seniors in all fields of study.