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Coca-Cola Scholars: $80,000 in Scholarships Awarded To (4) Alaska & Hawaii Students

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April 08, 2019

Nation’s Premiere Scholarship Program Awards Alaska & Hawaii Student $20,000 for College
For Immediate Release                                                                                   Contact: Lauren O’Brien
Atlanta, April 2019                                                                                  
                                                                                                                    (404) 733-5426
  • 150 high school seniors were selected from an initial pool of 95,715 applications from across the country based on their academic excellence, leadership & service demonstrated in school/community activities as part of a 3-stage selection process. See the full list.
  • The Alaska & Hawaii students will each receive a $20,000 college scholarship & travel to Atlanta for Coca-Cola Scholars Weekend April 4-7, 2019
First Name Last Name High School Graduation
Rafael Bitanga Kodiak High School - AK Sunday, May 19, 2019
Hannah Delker Soldotna High School - AK Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Ryan Park Punahou School - HI Saturday, June 1, 2019
Julia Lim Konawaena High School - HI Saturday, May 25, 2019
These exceptional seniors @ Kodiak High School, Soldotna High School, Punahou School & Konawaena High School in Alaska & Hawaii have been recognized as one of the country’s most outstanding high school leaders by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation & have been awarded a $20,000 college scholarship. As members of the 31st class of Coca-Cola Scholars, these students not only exemplify superior leadership, service & academics – they are change agents, positively affecting others in their community. This is why they’re one of 150 selected from 95,715 initial applicants from across the country to receive this scholarship. 
A joint effort of Coca-Cola bottlers across the United States & The Coca-Cola Company, the Coca-Cola Scholars Program is one of the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship programs of its kind. With the addition of the 2019 class, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation will have provided more than 6,300 Coke Scholars nationwide with over $69 million in scholarships over the course of 31 years. The 31st class of Scholars alone will collectively be awarded $3.1 million in scholarships.
“We believe that identifying these young leaders throughout the country & encouraging their passion for serving others not only empowers the students, but also lifts up those around them.” said Jane Hale Hopkins, President of the Foundation. “The Coca-Cola system is dedicated to giving back to the communities they serve, & the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is proud to be a part of that commitment.”
In addition to receiving college scholarships, Coca-Cola Scholars will come to Atlanta April 4-7 for Scholars Weekend where they will serve as the guests of honor at a celebratory banquet, participate in a leadership development curriculum & be welcomed into a vibrant and growing family of alumni that have become a powerful force for positive change in the world. Through networking, collaborations & friendships, the group strives to make a greater impact together. Recent events and initiatives include the 2018 Coca-Cola Scholars Leadership Summit, a post-hurricane clean-up in Houston, and the third year of a coaching program that partners seasoned alumni with first-year Scholars as they transition to college.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation celebrates and empowers visionary leaders who are refreshing the world. With its 31st class of Coca-Cola Scholars, the Foundation has provided more than $69 million in scholarships to over 6,300 program alumni who together have become a powerful force for positive change. Learn more at
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Lauren O’Brien, Communications Manager
(404) 733-5426