Anna Shafer named finalist in Coca-Cola scholarship competition
by Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
February 25, 2009
Anna Shafer of Big Piney has been named a finalist in the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation annual scholarship competition.
The 252 outstanding high school seniors named as finalists hail from every state in the country and will earn a total of $3 million in scholarships. They were selected as scholarship finalists from a field of more than 2,100 semifinalists by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. The students were selected based on academic excellence, school involvement and community leadership. Scholarships are sponsored by the local Coca-Cola Bottler and The Coca-Cola Company.
On April 2, the students will join other finalists as they travel to Atlanta, the headquarters for The Coca-Cola Company, to compete for 52 four-year college scholarships of $20,000 and 200 four-year scholarships of $10,000. Over the four-day period, the finalists will interview with a National Selection Committee, tour local landmarks, meet with former Coca-Cola Scholars and participate in a range of activities including a community service project. Additionally, the 2009 Class of Coca-Cola Scholars will attend a banquet in their honor hosted by representatives from the Coca-Cola System, educators, local dignitaries and friends of the Scholars Foundation.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is one of the most-recognized and respected corporate-sponsored scholarships in America. The Coca-Cola Scholars 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 through college scholarships. In 2009, the Foundation marks its 21st consecutive year of scholarship awards. With the 2009 class, the foundation will have provided 4,276 Scholars with more than $38 million in scholarships.
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