Thursday, April 1, 2010

Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars Honored

Making the transition to college is hard for anyone, but when a student is a first-generation college student, the transition is even more difficult, because they do not have the family resources to help guide them through the process.

The Coca-Cola Foundation is helping to ease that transition for first-generation scholars through its first-generation scholarship program, which provided 46 scholarships to American Indian students for the academic year 2009-10. The scholarships are for the amount of $5,000 a year and they follow the student throughout their academic career if they maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or above.

For a list of scholarship recipients and their schools as well as a slide show of a banquet honoring the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars in Chandler, Arizona, click here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Many students need to know that there are many sponsors of first generation college scholarships. More and more colleges are sponsoring these but you have to spend a little time sniffing them out because they are not written about much. They do have a criteria which you must qualify for but they are on the fair side of the scale when it comes to scholarship criteria.