Angel Jackson named a Coca-Cola Scholar semifinalist

GHS senior Angel Jackson has been selected as a Coca-Cola Scholars semifinalist.

Guilderland High School senior Angel Jackson has been named a Semifinalist for the 2024 Coca-Cola Scholars Program and has moved to the next round of the selection process. High school students selected as Coca-Cola Scholars receive a $20,000 college scholarship.

The more than 1,500 seniors selected as semifinalists from high schools nationwide make up just 1.7% of the more than 100,000 applicants to the Coca-Cola Scholars programs. They will continue through the selection process based on their academic excellence, leadership and service demonstrated in school and community activities.

Semifinalists are now asked to complete phase two applications, which include essays, a recommendation and a transcript. An independent selection committee will review the applications and recommend 250 Regional Finalists in early January to take part in online interviews. In late February, 150 Coke Scholars will be named to receive a $20,000 college scholarship and attend Coca-Cola Scholars Weekend in Atlanta, Georgia, in April 2024. There they will be the guests of honor at the 36th annual Coca-Cola Scholars Banquet and participate in the Coca-Cola Scholars Leadership Development Institute facilitated by program alumni.

Congratulations to Angel on this achievement; good luck in the next phase!

More about the Coca-Cola Scholars Program

In addition to receiving college scholarships, those students selected as Coca-Cola Scholars will be welcomed into a vibrant and growing community of alumni that has become a powerful force for positive change in the world. Through networking, collaborations, and friendships, the group strives to make a greater impact together. Recent initiatives include a podcast called The SIP (The Coke Scholars Ignite Podcast) and the eighth year of a coaching program that partners seasoned alumni with first-year Scholars as they transition to college. Every 5 years, all alumni are invited to a Coca-Cola Scholars Leadership Summit.

A joint effort of Coca-Cola bottlers across the country and The Coca-Cola Company, the Coca-Cola Scholars Program is the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship program in the United States. With the addition of the 2024 class, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation will have provided more than 6,900 Coke Scholars nationwide with over $84 million in scholarships over the course of 36 years.

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