Fall 2012 Golden Key Undergraduate Achievement Scholarship Winners


Golden Key International Honour Society, founded on 29 November 1977, is an academic honor society which recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among college and university students from all academic disciplines.

The Fall 2012 Golden Key Undergraduate Achievement Scholarship recognizes undergraduate members for outstanding commitment to the Golden Key pillars of academics, leadership, and service.
The winners, who will receive $5,000 each, are:

  • Kelly Thompson, University of Ballarat, Australia
  • Maritza Myrthil, Stony Brook University, United States
  • Ritankar Das, University of California – Berkeley, United States
  • Jillian Arthur, Flinders University, Australia
  • Nicole Hellthaler, University of Connecticut, United States
  • Georgia Symons, University of Technology – Sydney, Australia
  • Heejung Choi, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Katherine Evans, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Amy Drummond, Pepperdine University, United States
  • Daniel Leubitz, American Public University, United States
  • Heidi Saunders, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
  • Sean Russell, University of Florida, United States
  • Walter Wenzel, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, United States
  • Katelyn Goettl, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, United States
  • Fritz Agbor, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
  • Brooke Schwartzman, University of Florida, United States
  • Sarah Johnson, University of Alabama, United States
  • Dawn Doell, MacEwan University, Canada
  • Jose-Paulo Tangga, Monash University, Australia
  • Jackson Mason-Mackay, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Congratulations to the winners!
Here’s what just a few of the winners are saying…
“I am deeply honoured to be awarded the Golden Key Undergraduate Achievement Scholarship. I take pride in the fact that I am part of a society that not only recognises my achievements, but rewards me for them as well. I really hope that this inspires others to make the most of the opportunities they are presented and to strive for excellence in their respective fields. This very generous scholarship will definitely aid me in pursuing my ambition to become a medical doctor.”  -Jose-Paulo Tangga
“I am very proud to accept the Golden Key Undergraduate Achievement Scholarship. This award is not only a wonderful acknowledgement of my commitments to academics, leadership and service, but it also offers greatly appreciated financial assistance in my university career. This assistance will ultimately facilitate my continued dedication to Golden Key’s founding principles. I am so thankful to Golden Key for providing me with this generous scholarship.” -Jackson Mason-Mackay

About Golden Key

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity.