10,000 Change Agents,
10,000 Difference Makers,
AN ENTIRE ARENA OF VISIONARY LEADERS.
A POWERFUL FORCE CREATING POSITIVE CHANGE AROUND THE WORLD.
For the first time in our history, cementing our legacy is within reach.
The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola bottlers across the United States have reinvested an additional $40 million in the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation to secure the future of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarships and its programs.
Coca-Cola has doubled down, and so have we.
With your help, our community of more than 6,000 incredible Coca-Cola Scholars can nearly double over the next 25 years to become a perennial 10,000 member strong force for good, refreshing the world generation after generation.
This is our time. This is your time. And we’re ready to go big.
MEET OUR NEW VISION, MISSION, AND FOUR STRATEGIC GOALS TO MAKE 10,000 SCHOLARS A REALITY.
Refreshing the World
We amplify the impact of exceptional leaders through scholarships, lifelong learning, and a powerful community of mission-driven changemakers.
SHARPEN OUR FOCUS
Center scholarship excellence, leadership development, and community-building in everything we do. Measure our success and clearly communicate our impact.
EXPAND OUR ENGAGEMENT
Create more opportunities for everyone in the Coke Scholars family to connect in a meaningful way – including Scholars, Coca-Cola bottlers, and The Coca-Cola Company.
BOOST OUR BRAND
Broaden our reach to give Scholars and Coca-Cola an even higher return on their investment. When people see “Coke Scholar,” they know it’s a big deal.
In celebration of Coca-Cola's centennial in 1986, Crawford T. Johnson, III, of Coca-Cola UNITED and Roberto Goizueta of The Coca-Cola Company joined hands and announced the creation of a scholarship program that would empower young leaders in the communities that Coca-Cola serves.
Three decades later, the Coca-Cola Scholars Program is the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship program in the country.
This investment of the Coca-Cola system has brought together over 6,000 of the most talented, compassionate, and extraordinary people into a single network, awarding more than $78 million in scholarships to help make their dreams of a better future for all of us a reality.
Just Some of Our Scholars'
Nonprofit Founders, Board Members, & Presidents
Teachers, Professors, & School Administrators
National, State, & Local Government Staff
Marshall, Rhodes, and Truman Scholars
ANGELA HARRELL, CCSF BOARD MEMBER & 1991 SCHOLAR,
SVP, CHIEF DIVERSITY & CORPORATE IMPACT OFFICER
AND FOUNDATION PRESIDENT, VOYA FINANCIAL
Because of Coca-Cola, 6,000+ Scholars have walked through doors they had thought impossible, realized dreams they had dismissed as unattainable, and inspired those around them to follow in their footsteps for 34 years. Now, for the first time, that legacy can be cemented, and will only continue to grow.
10,000 Coke Scholars Refreshing the World
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