Eastern Oklahoma State College

EOSC Sophomore Named to All-USA Academic Team, New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar

March 04, 2024

Eastern Oklahoma State College announced today that Kinley Bratcher has been selected as one of 20 college students named to the prestigious 2024 All-USA Academic Team. Selected from more than 2,200 nominees, Bratcher will receive a $5,000 scholarship.

Bratcher was recognized for her academic achievements, campus and community engagement and overall leadership. She will be recognized during the American Association of Community Colleges’ annual convention in Louisville in April.

“I am so grateful to have received the honor of being selected for the All-USA Academic Team, and as a New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar,” Bratcher said. “I am honored to represent Eastern Oklahoma State College in these achievements. The Phi Theta Kappa is a phenomenal organization that has given me wonderful opportunities. I am humbled and deeply appreciative.”

The All-USA program is among the nation’s premier academic honors for students pursuing an associate degree. Each institution may nominate two students who have shown outstanding academic achievement, leadership and citizenship. The program, sponsored by education technology provider Cengage in collaboration with Phi Theta Kappa, also honors students who leverage their community college experience to better themselves, improve their schools and impact their communities.

“We are inspired by the accomplishments of this year's All-USA Academic Team, who exemplify the transformative power of learning,” said Edwin Robles, Senior Vice President and General Manager, US Higher Education and Canada, Cengage. “Cengage is proud to support these exceptional students and their institutions, eagerly anticipating the remarkable accomplishments they will undoubtedly achieve in the future."

Bratcher was also named a New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar. Selection was based on the score earned in the All-USA Academic Team competition. Bratcher earned the highest score in Oklahoma and with it a $2,250 scholarship. Nominations were evaluated on academic achievement, leadership, service, and significant endeavors.