The 2018 and 30th class of Coca-Cola Scholars will be officially welcomed and celebrated in Atlanta at their reception and awards banquet on April 19th. The entire class of Scholars will attend the 2018 Scholars Weekend April 19-22, 2018, for a time of inspiration, fun, and camaraderie. These 150 students have each received a $20,000 college scholarship and joined a family of alumni who are leading positive change around the world.
The anticipated event will feature renowned entrepreneur and billionaire businesswoman, Sara Blakely, as honored guest and Keynote Speaker.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation exists to bring positive change to our world through investment in exceptional high school students who are dedicated to leadership, service and action that positively affects others. The Foundation’s vision is to develop a powerful network of community leaders whose ideas will help shape the world and leave a lasting legacy for generations to come. Each year, Coca-Cola Scholarship recipients are welcomed into a vibrant and growing extended family that fosters lasting connections with the Foundation and each other.
Coca-Cola Scholar alumni stay in touch through regional councils, special events, and through their local Coca-Cola Bottlers. Alumni often unite to organize and implement community service projects that enable them to make an even greater impact together.
The Coca-Cola Bottling community frequently demonstrates and showcases meaningful events that reinforce the program and support of our Scholars locally. However, if you are new to having scholars in your territory, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Team for assistance.
Celebratory Packages have been sent to those Coca-Cola Bottlers with Scholars and Regional Finalists within their respective territories. Each package includes a personalized certificate for the winning Scholar and a commemorative gift along with a personalized certificate for their Educator of Distinction. The Educator of Distinction is a teacher, coach, counselor or other “educator” that has made a recognizable impact on the Coca-Cola Scholar by whom they were nominated. This program offers a way for the winning Scholars to express gratitude for their educators’ contribution and has become a defining part of closing the selection celebration for Scholars.
Bottling organizations whose territories correspond to each Finalist’s geography will also receive a package with personalized certificates to use in local school award ceremonies. The certificate for each Scholar and Regional finalist acknowledges their personal commitment to education, civic engagement and community. If you are a Bottler who has a winning Scholar or Regional Finalist in your territory, we encourage you to use the certificates, and work locally to create a special experience that acknowledges this distinction in local school award ceremonies.
With generous support from our Coca-Cola Bottlers and The Coca-Cola Company, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is one of the largest business-supported scholarship programs in the U.S. Each year, the Foundation awards over $3.45 million to eligible students going to four-year universities and two-year institutions across the country. Since the program began in 1989, $70 Million in scholarships has been awarded. For thirty years, Coke Scholars have refreshed the world. These extraordinary humans have filled society’s coffers with bolder action, more amazing technology, bigger advancements, healthier futures and exponential possibility, and The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is proud to assist them on their path to greatness!
Check back for photos from the banquet in late April!