The application for Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is open for high school students graduating in 2020!
Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship 2020 For USA Students

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation exists to bring better to the world through investment in exceptional high school students who are dedicated to leadership, service, and action that positively affects others.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 31st class in 2019, the Foundation has provided over 6,150 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $69 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be:

Current high school (or home-schooled) student attending a school in the U.S. (or select DoD schools) who will graduate during the 2019-2020 academic school year
U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility
Will receive high school diploma during current academic year
Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
Applicants may not be:

Children or grandchildren of employees, officers, or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries.
International students (with the exception of students at DoD schools)
High school graduates
Temporary residents

Application:

The application deadline is 5 pm est on Thursday, October 31, 2019.

All applicants will be notified of their status by Thursday, November 21, 2019.



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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship: U.S. Students.

The Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship for the nation’s top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at four-year colleges or universities.

Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees – for the final two to three years necessary to achieve a bachelor’s degree. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships they may receive. This highly competitive scholarship includes:

Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school.
Ability to pursue any area of study.
Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid.
Multifaceted advising about how to transition to a four-year college and maximize the student experience.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, at a minimum, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

Sophomore Status – Be a current student at an accredited U.S. community college or two-year institution with sophomore status by January 1, 2020, or a recent graduate (since spring 2015).
Fall College Enrollment– Plan to enroll full-time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in fall 2020.
GPA– Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.50 or better on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent).

Financial Need– Demonstrate unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. Last year’s cohort of new transfer scholarship recipients had a median family income of approximately $28,000.

No previous enrollment or attendance at a four-year institution – Students who have attended a four-year institution in the past are not eligible for this scholarship.

If you started at a four-year institution, but did not complete a semester of full-time study, then you may be eligible. Please contact us to verify your eligibility.

Students who have already transferred to a four-year institution or plan to transfer to start during the spring 2020 semester are also not eligible for this scholarship.

Selection Criteria

The selection process for these awards is rigorous and highly competitive with approximately 45 scholarships awarded each year out of thousands of applicants.  A review panel of distinguished college admissions professionals and faculty judge the applicants using criteria including:

High academic ability and achievement: Strong academic record, academic awards and honors, and substantive assessments by educators providing confidential recommendations.  In addition to GPA, we consider participation in available advanced courses, commitment to learning, and intellectual curiosity.

Unmet financial need: Demonstrate unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. Last year’s cohort of new transfer scholarship recipients had a median family income of approximately $28,000.

Persistence: Determination and perseverance in the face of challenges, ability to set and remain focused on goals and to put in the effort needed to meet those goals in the face of obstacles.
Leadership: Ability to organize and positively influence others in and out of school.
Service to Others: Purposeful and meaningful commitment to others which may be evidenced by participation in volunteer/community service activities.

Scholarship Timeline:

August 1, 2019:  Application opens. Apply online in the Common App for Transfer.
November 20:    2019: Application submission deadline.
January 2020:    Semifinalists are announced. All applicants will be notified of their status via email.
April 2020:        Scholarship recipients are announced. All semifinalists will be notified of their                                      via email.

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