The Coca-Cola scholarship is run through the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation established and run by the combined efforts of Coca-Cola bottlers across the country and the Coca-Cola company. It is one of the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarships run in the United States.
For over 35 years, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has provided over $81 million to over 6,750 Coke Scholars nationwide. These monies have provided the opportunity to these students to attend some of the United States’ best schools, including Yale, Princeton, Harvard, etc. They, in turn, go on to lead various careers in several sectors including Public Service, Finance, Engineering, Science, Education, etc.
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It is important to note that this scholarship applies to only residents or citizens of the United States of America, who meet the requirements. The Coke Scholars Program is only available to high school seniors, who apply at the right time, advance through the various stages of screening, and emerge as finalists.
The nature of the Coca-Cola scholarship is highly competitive, about a hundred thousand (100,000) applications are sent each year and only about 0.15 to 0.20 percent of the candidates are selected at the end of the process; only 150 scholars. The last edition recorded an astonishing 91,000+ applications with 150 successful candidates selected. These 150 scholars will go on to receive $3.1 million dollars in college scholarships.
In addition to the $20,000, these successful high school scholars will receive $20,000 in college scholarships and will be welcome to a community of scholars, where friendship, mentorship, and leadership are fostered. All alumni are invited to a Coca-Cola Scholars Leadership Summit, which is conducted every five (5) years and the Leadership Summit provides the opportunity to increase growth, academically, professionally, and otherwise.
The Coke Scholars Program will be available from August 1 – October 2, 2023, for seniors in High School.