Our application is currently closed. Thank you to the 186,000+ interested applicants who jumped into our process. Notifications have been sent via email to all who applied, and we will be posting a list of our Semifinalists soon.

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Programs

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation supports more than 1,400 exceptional college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.45 million awarded through 3 nationally recognized programs.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

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 28th class in 2016, the Foundation has provided over 5,700 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $60 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) seniors attending school in the U.S. (or select DoD schools)
  • U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees
  • Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application
  • 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.
  • DACA students
  • International students (with the exception of students at DoD schools)
  • High school graduates
  • Temporary residents

The Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation proudly supports two-year colleges through the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Program, administered by Phi Theta Kappa. The Program awards 200 stipends (up to $237,500) annually across four tiers of recipients in varying amounts:
  • 50 New Century Gold Scholars are awarded $1,500
  • 50 Silver Scholars are awarded $1,250
  • 50 Bronze Scholars are awarded $1,000.
Get application details at www.ptk.org.

Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise

Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise is Phi Theta Kappa’s first scholarship program available to its members to be used during the time they are enrolled in community colleges. 200 scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded based on applications submitted by members.

Get application details at www.ptk.org.

Before You Apply

Our application is currently closed. It will reopen in August 2017 to accept applications from students who will be high school seniors at that time.

In the meantime, get ready! We advise reading the information below before you start your application, so you can be fully prepared.

Gather This Information

  • A transcript – You will need this to report the course level and grades that you have received since your freshman year in high school.
  • A school profile – You will need this to answer several questions about your school such as your school code, the number of AP, IB and Honors classes your school provides, and the number of community service hours required for graduation.
  • Contact info The name, email address and phone number of your guidance counselor and principal.
  • A list of school and non-school related clubs and organizations in which you have participated since your freshman year as well as any corresponding leadership positions.
  • A list of honors and awards that you received when participating in school, and non school-related clubs and organizations and the level of each award (Local, State, Regional or National) since your freshman year.
  • A list of volunteer organizations with which you have served and the number of hours served with each, plus any awards and honors that you have received for your participation since freshman year.

Read Our Application Instructions

We highly encourage you to read these instructions before completing your application, and keep them nearby while filling it out.

Check out a Sample Application

Want to be doubly sure you have everything? Click here for a sample application to see exactly what applying will be like. Note that this is just a sample though, and we won’t accept it as your application. We accept only electronic applications be accepted for application to our scholarship as we accept only electronic applications.

Resources

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is committed to aiding as many students as we can. However, due to the large number of applications and our limited resources, we are able to award only a small percentage of students scholarships. To aid in the quest for financial aid, we’re happy to share the following list of scholarship resources.

Please note the deadlines and eligibility requirements found at each site. We wish all students the best as they endeavor to continue their educations.

General Information

  • FinAid – Links to scholarships, grants, loans, and graduate aid.
  • Student Aid.gov – Information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.
  • College Affordability Guide – This site’s mission is to provide clear, correct info and advice on the many options students have to reduce the cost of their degree, and to offer a fresh analysis of which colleges are doing the most to make high-quality education affordable.

How-To Programs and Books

The Scholarship Workshop – Scholarship information from an award-winning author and scholarship winner.

The Scholarship Academy – Offers curriculum to help students identify tailored scholarship options and build solid scholarship profile.

Search Engines and Scholarship Programs

  • Scholly – A mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college (Created by Christopher Gray, a Coca-Cola Scholar!).
  • Fastweb – Create a profile and let fastweb do the research on scholarships, internships colleges and more for you.
  • CashCourse – Information that helps college students stay financially informed.
  • Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation – Educational and scholarship opportunities for students of all levels.
  • Cappex – A free website where you can learn which colleges want you, before you apply and learn about more than $11 billion in merit aid scholarships.
  • Scholarships.com– A free college scholarship search and financial aid information.
  • Scholarship America – Provides information and resources for your scholarship search.
  • KnowHow2GO – Complete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors.
  • HS Finder (Hispanic Scholarship Fund) – Scholarship information for Latino students.
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund – Provides scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
  • Gates Millennium Scholars – Provides outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose.
  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund – The nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
  • American Indian College Fund – Provides Native American students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities.
  • Dell Scholars Program – Recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.
  • UNCF – Awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board.
  • Chegg – A place to connect with scholarships and learn about colleges.