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Making the Great Extraordinary

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation invests in our future — offering college scholarships to exceptional high school students dedicated to leadership, service, and action that positively affects others. We’ve done it for more than 25 years, changing the paths of more than 5,850 young people ready to change the world.

Scholar Profiles

We are the Sum Total of Our Actions

Coke Scholars are scientists and politicians. Educators and actors. Technologists, thinkers, doers, and above all, game-changers. You’ll find our visionary leaders refreshing the world achieving all over the globe, and their impact reflected in nearly every sector from business to nonprofit to public service.

From Obstacles to Opportunity

Kelsey Tainsh
2008

Nothing—not even suffering from two brain tumors and a stroke—is going to stop 2008 Coca-Cola Scholar Kelsey Tainsh from fulfilling her dreams. And as a motivational speaker, she’s determined to help others do the same. “Our hardest obstacles and challenges in life have the most rewarding opportunities, but not if we give up,” Kelsey says.…

Committed to the Curvy Road

WIll Thomason
2008

What do you do?

It seems like such a straightforward question. But for 2008 Coca-Cola Scholar Will Thomason, there isn’t an easy answer.

Top Five Colleges
  1. Harvard
  2. Stanford
  3. Duke
  4. Yale
  5. Princeton
Gender Ratio
56%
Female
44%
Male
150
Scholarships of
$20,000
Awarded Each Year
2017 At A Glance

Our Scholars take the spotlight, but we also have a lot going on behind the scenes. Take a look at our 2017 stats.

Top Five Career Paths
  1. Business & Finance
  2. Education
  3. Healthcare
  4. Arts, Entertainment & Sports
  5. Legal
$70,000,000
Total Awarded in Scholarships Since 1989 Through
3
Nationally Recognized Programs
Our Scholars Come From
3,861
High Schools in
50
States