The Coca Cola Scholars Program is one of the most recognized and respected corporate sponsored scholarships in the United States. Created in 1986 as a joint effort of Coca-Cola Bottlers and The Coca-Cola Company to commemorate the 100th anniversary of their flagship brand, the program establishes a lasting legacy for the education of tomorrow’s leaders through college scholarships.
More than 4,250 scholarship recipients, called Coca Cola Scholars, have benefited from more than $38 million in college scholarship awards since the program was established.
The Foundation also contributes $3 million annually to students entering college in its “Four-Year Award for seniors” program and another $400,000 in its “Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship” program.
Coca Cola Scholars must commit to a lifetime of community leadership and service upon receipt of their coke scholarship. Perhaps things really do go better with Coke!
Merit Based: The coca cola scholarships are merit based scholarships, and no, you do not have to be a coke drinker to qualify. The foundation focuses on students who have demonstrated leadership skills and participation in their communities through volunteering as well those who have excelled academically.
Application Due Date: Interested applicants must apply during their senior year in high school. The application process for 2013 is open August 1 through October 31 2012. The application deadline has passed for 2012.
Coca Cola Scholarship Requirements: The program is open to all high school seniors, whether home schooled or in a traditional school, in the United States who are U.S. citizens or legalized residents. They must meet the minimum GPA requirement (see below), and they cannot be children or grandchildren of Coca Cola employees. More detailed requirements can be found below.
Further information: https://www.coca-colascholars.org/