Hey seniors! I know you all must be very excited about senior year. It will definitely be a very exciting and interesting year. While you all are thinking about what colleges you will be applying to and how you will be funding your college education, I wanted to take an opportunity to encourage all of you to apply for the Coca-Cola Scholarship.
Every year, the Coca-Cola scholars foundation awards 250 high school seniors with a 10,000 or 20,000 dollar scholarship. It is entirely merit based, and the application asks questions about leadership, community involvement, and academic achievement. However, besides the monetary award that this scholarship offers, it also offers you access to an invaluable community of scholars. Every scholar is flown up to Atlanta for a weekend, where you are given the chance to meet and hear from people who have accomplished amazing things in their life. Not only was it one of the best weekends of my life, but I also left with amazing friends who I still talk to today.
The reason I wanted to inform you about this scholarship is because the preliminary application is due October 1st. I cannot stress how easy this application is and how worthwhile it is to fill it out. After the preliminary application they choose approximately 2000 semifinalists who are then given a more detailed application to fill out. I had never even dreamed that I would be one of the people chosen, but I am so glad that I was pushed to apply. Applying can never hurt, and good luck to all of you!