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Frequently Asked Questions
If you're a high school senior completing our application, this is for you.
The 2023 Coke Scholars application is now closed. Thank you to the nearly 90,000 students who applied!
Applicants who advance to phase 2 as Semifinalists will be notified in mid- to late November.
The deadline to submit the application eligibility quiz was 4pm Eastern, October 31, 2022. The deadline to submit the full application was 5pm Eastern, October 31, 2022, and it was extended to 7pm Eastern due to some technical difficulties. Only those graduating high school in the 2022-2023 academic year were eligible to apply.
The 2024 application will be available on our website in August 2023 for students who are high school seniors at that time.
The application is not currently accessible as the application deadline of October 31, 5pm Eastern, has passed.
Our application is open only to U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees, as outlined in items 1 and 2 on the FAFSA page here. US citizens attending an expat or American school abroad are not eligible.
Only current high school students who will graduate during the 2022-2023 academic school year are eligible to apply for our scholarship. There are several scholarship search engines (Scholly, Fastweb, or scholarships.com) that might provide you with options for financing your education.
Only students who are eligible to apply for Federal Financial Aid are eligible to apply for the Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship. A full list of eligibility requirements can be found here on our website.
The system is built so that your information is automatically saved every few minutes. In addition to this feature, we recommend you clicking the save button at the bottom of the page every 10 or 15 minutes. Note that when you click the save button, you will be taken back to the homepage.
Try accessing our site from Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, or Safari. You can also go directly to our website. Either of these solutions should work. The application has been tested in multiple browsers and operating systems. If you continue to have technical issues with the application, please submit a support request by clicking here.
Note that the application will be unavailable after Saturday, October 31, 2022, at 5pm Eastern.
Home school students are eligible to apply if they meet all other eligibility requirements. Eligibility requirements can be found here on our website.
If you belong to a Home School Collective or Organization, you may enter the head of that organization as your principal and your home school teacher as your counselor. If this is your parent or other adult, please enter their information. If your parents are your only instructors for your home school program, enter their information in these fields.
In the Academic Information section, for each course you enter, you will be able to indicate the class status, course level, and grade. Under Course Level, you will be able to indicate College Credit/College Course. This will identify this course as joint/dual enrollment.
The Community Activities section is where you will record non-school related or sponsored activities. You will find additional details and directions in each section of the application. Please read these additional details closely in each section.
All applications must be submitted through the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation application portal. We do not accept applications submitted through any other means including email, fax or mail. Also, we do not accept additional information submitted to supplement your application, including but not limited to transcripts, essays, letters of recommendation, or similar items.
The Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship is not a scholarship that has an application. The Coca-Cola Foundation (which is a different entity from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation) provides funds to a number of colleges each year to award grants through the financial aid process. We advise contacting the colleges to which you will submit financial aid documents in order to learn if they are a recipient of these funds.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship. Applicants are evaluated on leadership, academics, and service. Although we ask applicants to provide income and ethnicity information, it is used only for reporting purposes.
Looking for answers to broader questions about our program? You'll find them here.
To celebrate Coca-Cola’s centennial in 1986, The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola bottlers came together to fund the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. This commitment to education enables the Foundation to support over 1,400 college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.4 million through three nationally recognized programs on behalf of the Coca-Cola system.
The mission of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is to amplify the impact of exceptional leaders through scholarships, lifelong learning, and a powerful community of mission-driven changemakers.
CCSF awards funding through three scholarship programs each year:
- Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship – High school seniors with a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA may apply on our website in August of their senior year until the October 31 deadline. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.
- Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team – 50 Gold $1,500, 50 Silver $1,250 and 50 Bronze $1,000 scholarships. Current students at two-year community colleges may apply between October 1 and December 2. This scholarship is administered by Phi Theta Kappa, and application details can be found on their website, www.ptk.org.
- Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise – 180 scholarships of $1,000. Current students at two-year community colleges may apply between February 27 and April 30. This scholarship is administered by Phi Theta Kappa, and application details can be found on their website, www.ptk.org.
High school seniors may apply on our website starting August 1, 2023.
The Foundation accepts only online applications.
Coca-Cola Scholars are well-rounded, bright students who not only excel academically, but are also actively involved in their schools. These leaders are passionate and service-oriented, and demonstrate a sustained commitment to bettering their community.
No. The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is achievement-based.
This scholarship is unique in that recipients have between 4-10 years to use their full award and may opt to defer all or part of the award within that 10-year timeframe.
In addition to using funds for tuition at an accredited college or university, Scholars may also use their funds for other educational expenses as specified by the Foundation, such as on-campus housing, for a computer, or textbooks.
So much great stuff. In addition to the monetary award, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation greatly values staying connected to Scholars even after college. The Foundation hosts frequent receptions throughout the country and also invites Scholars from all classes to return to Atlanta for a Leadership Summit every five years to engage in interactive sessions developed by alumni.
The Coca-Cola Scholar Foundation’s vision is to develop a powerful network of community leaders, touched by Coca-Cola, whose vision will help shape the world, leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come. When you become a Scholar, you become a part of that incredible, influential network.
If your parent is a Coca-Cola employee, you may not apply for the Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship. Please contact International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc., at 855-670-4787 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information about scholarship opportunities through the Goizueta Legacy Scholarship.
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