ATLANTA, – The Coca−Cola Scholars Foundation, a non-profit organization created to support the higher education of deserving high school seniors in the United States, is accepting college scholarship applications now through October 31, 2010 at www.coca-colascholars.org.
Each year the Coca−Cola Scholars Foundation awards a total of $3 million in achievement-based four-year college scholarships to 250 outstanding high school seniors from communities across the nation. The Foundation annually awards 200 Regional scholarships of $10,000 each and 50 National scholarships of $20,000 each. The Coca−Cola Scholars Foundation evaluates applicants on the basis of demonstrated leadership in academics, school, community and civic activities, as well as personal character and the motivation to serve and succeed.
Applications are available at www.coca-colascholars.org and must be completed online and submitted by October 31, 2010 of the student’s senior year. Criteria for the application and frequently asked questions are also available on the website or by calling (800) 306-2653 for more information. The scholarship is open to all high school seniors in the United States.
The Coca−Cola Scholars Program, which will mark its 23nd year of awarding scholarships with the Scholars Class of 2011, is one of the most-recognized and respected corporate sponsored scholarships in America. The program was created in 1986 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Coca−Cola and to establish a legacy for the education of tomorrow’s leaders through college scholarships. Including the 2010 Class of Coca−Cola Scholars, there are now 4,529 Coca−Cola Scholars who have benefited from nearly $42 million in scholarship awards.