Sussex Academy senior Ariana Cabrera has been named a regional finalist for the Coca‑Cola Scholars Program, moving to the next round of the selection process to become a Coca-Cola Scholar and receive a $20,000 college scholarship.
Cabrera was among 1,896 semifinalists who were selected from more than 95,000 initial applicants, and she is now one of just 251 students who have moved to the final selection phase, regional interviews. After the interviews are conducted, 150 regional finalists will be designated as Coca-Cola Scholars and will each receive a $20,000 scholarship to be used at the student’s college of choice. Collectively, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation will award $3.1 million in college scholarships to these outstanding young leaders.
A joint effort of Coca-Cola bottlers across the United States and 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 6,150 scholars nationwide with over $69 million in scholarships over the course of 31 years.
“We believe that identifying these young leaders throughout the country and encouraging their passion for serving others not only empowers the students, but also lifts up those around them,” said Jane Hale Hopkins, foundation president. “The Coca-Cola system is dedicated to giving back to the communities they serve, and the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is proud to be a part of that commitment.”
For more information, go to www.coca-colascholars.org.