Coca-Cola Scholarships are awarded based on character, personal merit and commitment. Merit is
demonstrated through leadership in school, civic and extracurricular activities, academic achievement, and motivation to serve
and succeed. PROCESS
Selection of each class occurs in three phases, beginning each fall and culminating
the following spring with the announcement of the award recipients.
- PHASE I. The first application seeks a record of the student's overall involvement in school and community affairs
as well as academic success and employment. This application is due October 31 and culminates in the selection of 1,500 to
2,000 Semifinalists in December. Students may apply online via this site after Labor Day each academic year. Please see the
FAQs or call 1-800-306-COKE with questions.
- PHASE II. Semifinalists are notified and sent an expanded application in mid-December that requires detailed biographical
data, an essay, a secondary school report and personal recommendations. Following the January deadline, the Program Review
Committee selects 250 Finalists.
- PHASE III. In the spring of each program year, Finalists attend the Scholar's Weekend in Atlanta, convened by the
Foundation at its expense, to determine recipients of each level of award. The National Selection Committee designates 50
Finalists as National Scholars and 200 Finalists as Regional Scholars.