Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Coca-Cola Scholarships

The Coca-Cola Scholarships are four year awards for use at accredited colleges and universities in the U.S.  There are 50 awards each worth $20,000 over 4 years, and 200 awards each worth $10,000 over 4 years. 

The awards are based on academic excellence, extracurricular activities, and community service.  There is a three phase screening process that culminates with a "Scholar's Weekend" in Atlanta.  For what it's worth, this scholarship gets a lot of attention.  To put it in perspective, I've worked with some great students over the years, and I've never had one get past the initial screening phase.

Bottom line:  To have a real shot at this you'd better be very near the top of your class and really exceptional in activities or community service--or both!

An online application is available in August, and the application deadline is October 31 of the student's senior year in high school.  You can find the most up-to-date information at the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.

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