The Coca-Cola Scholars Program

High school seniors, you can apply for this prestige award now for $20,000!

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 32nd class in 2020, the Foundation has provided over 6,300 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $72 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Our application is open! High school seniors can apply here.  

Application Deadline

The 2021 Coca-Cola Scholars Program application opens at 10 a.m. Eastern on Saturday, August 1, 2020! The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Eastern on October 31, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be:

  • Current high school/home-schooled students attending a school in one of the 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, or select DoD schools who will graduate high school during the 2020-2021 academic school year
  • U.S. Citizens (not a Temporary Resident), U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees – based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution

Applicants may not be:

  • Children or grandchildren of employees, officers, or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries.
  • Children or grandchildren of former employees, officers, or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries who are currently receiving retirement benefits from those entities.
  • International students (with the exception of students attending select DoD schools)
  • High school graduates
  • Temporary Residents (in other words, your permanent legal residence is outside the U.S.)

Meet a Coca-Cola Scholar

What does it mean to be a Coca-Cola Scholar? Meet 2020 recipient Isabella Madrigal. She’s on a mission to give a voice to the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women through her play Menil and Her Heart.

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