Coca-Cola Scholars Program

October 31, 2015
Maximum Award: 
High school seniors

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is one of the major national college scholarships for high school seniors.  In some years as many as 100,000 students apply for this prestigious and generous scholarship.  There are 250 recipients who are flown to Atlanta in April for a celebration of their accomplishments and to be interviewed by a National Selection Committee representing outstanding leaders in business, government, education and the arts to determine the level of award. Of those, 50 are then designated as National Scholars and receive scholarships of $20,000 and the rest receive scholarships of $10,000.

The scholarship includes several steps including a detailed application and multiple essays for those chosen as semifinalists. Approximately 2,200 applicants will be selected as Semifinalists in mid-November and notified by mail and email.  They must then complete a secondary application, including essays, official transcripts, and two letters of recommendation.

•    CURRENT high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools);
•    U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Temporary Residents (in a legalization program); Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees;
•    anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application;
•    planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution;
•    carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.