Scholarship Alert! The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation APPLY ONLINE

As seniors gear up for their last year of school, the excitement can be contagious at home. But for parents, the stress and pressure of impending tuitions is just around the corner. I know, I’ve been asked twice this week alone for any information on scholarship leads. Here’s a great one!

Coca-Cola Scholars 2015 Group Photo
2015 Group Photo – last year’s recipients with our president, board chair, and banquet keynote speaker Suze Orman

This year’s Coca-Cola scholarship application is now available online at They are looking for 150 high school seniors who are socially-conscious and servant-minded leaders to be a part of our 28th class of scholars! These students will each receive a $20,000 college scholarship and join a network of alumni who have become a powerful force for change.

Coca-Cola Scholars at Food Bank
Scholars at Food Bank – some of last year’s recipients at our group community service project at the Atlanta Community Food Bank

Since 1989, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has helped dreams come true for more than 5,550 outstanding students. Coca-Cola believes in investing in students who are leaders, both academically and in service to others.

Coca-Cola Scholars 2013 Alumni Group
Alumni Group – a group of previous scholarship recipients at our 2013 leadership summit

I encourage any college seniors you know to apply. Find more information and APPLY FOR COCA-COLA SCHOLARS online.

WATCH what the 2015 Scholars had to say about their weekend at Coca-Cola Scholars and what their goals are for their future.



Applying for a Coca-Cola Scholarship takes some time, but the effort can be well worth it.

There are a few things that you can do to help you prepare to apply for the Coca-Cola Scholars Program Four-Year Award for high school seniors. The hints below were provided by our staff and are based on questions that we receive during the process. (

Information to gather

  • 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.
  • 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 and 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 your volunteer organizations with which you have served and the number of hours served with each, and any awards and honors that you have received for your participation since freshman year.