There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarship is a highly competitive, multi-stage, merit program for strong student leaders who are committed to making positive changes in their schools and communities. Scholars receive support from program alumni and the foundation throughout their entire college experience. Winners become part of a network of future leaders who “hope to make the world a better place” and are invited back (every 5 years) to a leadership conference run by program alumni.
Scholarship: The Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarship
Awarding Organization: The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Number of Scholarships Awarded: 150
Eligible Students: High school seniors who demonstrate a minimum GPA of 3.0
Eligible College(s): Any accredited college or university
How to Apply: Complete the initial online application. Finalists are notified by mid-November and are then required to provide additional application materials. In late January, students are notified of Regional Finalist status. Interviews are required at this stage.
Deadline: October 31st
Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.