July 10, 2007
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Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Awards Southwest Student $1,000
Scholarship through the Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program
ATLANTA, July 2007 – Melba Borum, a student at Southwest Tennessee
Community College in Memphis, Tennessee has been awarded a $1,000
scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. Through the
Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program, the Foundation awards a
total of 400 scholarships annually to students attending
higher-education institutions granting two-year degrees. In April, one
scholar from each state received a $2,000 scholarship from Coca-Cola
through the New Century Scholar Program of the American Association of
Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa, the two-year college scholastic
honorary organization. On June 29, an additional 350 students were
awarded a $1,000 scholarship. All recipients have demonstrated academic
success and participated in community service within the past 12 months.
“The Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program gives support and
encouragement to an under-served population of college students,” said
J. Mark Davis, President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. “This
program is an extension of our long-standing commitment to college
education throughout the United States. These fine students, who often
juggle school, work and family, continue to give back to their
communities through volunteer service.”
The Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program is made possible
with funding from the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation. The Whitehead
Foundation provides grants in support of human services initiatives. The
late Joseph B. Whitehead was one of the original bottlers of Coca-Cola.
The Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program complements the Foundation’s
Coca-Cola Scholars Program, which awards more than $3 million annually
in college scholarships to 250 outstanding high school seniors. The
Coca-Cola Scholars Program is one of the most recognized and respected
corporate-sponsored scholarships in America.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is supported by the financial
commitment of the (Local Bottling Company) and The Coca-Cola Company.
The Foundation was created in 1986 to commemorate the 100th anniversary
of Coca-Cola and to establish a legacy for the education of tomorrow’s
leaders. Now in its 8th year of funding the Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges
Scholarship Program, the Foundation has provided $3.25 million in
scholarship awards to students attending two-year degree granting
institutions and more than $32 million towards the Coca-Cola Scholars
Program during the past 18 years.