There are so many scholarship programs and organizations offering free grants to students every year, and the “Coca Cola Scholar” is one of them. The Coca Cola Scholarship is geared towards helping various students achieve their dream education and career.
The Coca Cola Scholars program was introduced in 1986 as a joint effort of the Coca Cola Bottlers and the Coca Cola Company to commemorate the 100th anniversary of their flagship brand. The Coca Cola Scholar program seeks to establish a lasting legacy for the education of future leaders via various grants. Since inception, more than 4,250 students of various backgrounds have benefited from the Coca Cola scholarship to the tune of more than $38 million.
Coca Cola Scholars are expected to commit to a lifetime of community leadership and service programs as soon as soon as they are shortlisted by National Selection Committee representing outstanding leaders in various fields and endeavour including education, the arts, business, and government.
Eligibility For The Coca Cola Scholarships
Applicants must meet the following conditions before they can be offered the Coca Cola Scholarship:
Applicants must be Citizens of the United States, United States Nationals, United States Permanent Residents; Temporary Residents (in a legalization program), Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants or Humanitarian Parolees.
Must be current high school (or home-schooled) seniors in the United States.
Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. college or university
Children or grandchildren of employees, officers or owners of Coca Cola bottling companies, The Coca Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries are ineligible, and should not apply.
Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application.
Have a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.
How To Apply For The Coca Cola Scholarship
Please note that Coca Cola Scholarships are based purely on merit and have nothing to do with being with being a customer of the company or not. Whether you drink Coca Cola or not, the truth of the matter is you will only be considered on merit. However, students like I already said must commit to a lifetime of community services, and demonstrate good leadership skills as part of requirements to be awarded the Coca Cola Scholarship. Applicants must do the following when filing their applications:
Interested applicants or students must apply during their senior year in high school year.
Submit relevant documents to back their claims.
Meet the minimum GPA requirement.
And many more as posted on the Coca Cola Scholar website.
Scholarships For High School Seniors
The Coca Cola Scholar program also has provision for high school seniors who will be attending a 4 year university or college.