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11/02/2023

Meet Jayla, our new-ish Administrative Assistant at CCSF!

Always willing to help, her skills and fresh perspective are a great addition to the team. If you met her at the 2023 Leadership Summit, you know she has a talent for hosting trivia competitions, too!

Photos from Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation's post 10/25/2023

"...looking around the Summit venue, I saw Scholars from the very first class in 1989, 2001, 2015 – even college freshmen from the most recent class. The theme of the Summit was 'Unleash Your Magic.' ... Over 6,000 members strong, the Coke Scholars network is indeed a supernatural source of inspiration, change, and impact."

Thank you, Courtney Lynn (1996) for sharing your experience at the 2023 Leadership Summit!

Read her full blog post, "Unlocking the Magic Within," at Cokeurl.com/Courtney

10/11/2023

Emails were sent to everyone who applied to the Program yesterday!

If you applied and haven't seen an email from us come through, you can log in to the applicant portal and view the label below your name.

Less than 1.5% applicants advanced as Semifinalists! We look forward to sharing a list next week.

Many, many thanks to all who took the time to apply!

10/03/2023

Many thanks to all who applied to the Program and everyone who spread the word!

Students who submitted a complete application will receive an email in late October regarding their status. We look forward to sharing a list of Semifinalists on our website soon after!

10/02/2023

It's the LAST DAY for high school seniors to apply to be a Coke Scholar!

Apply at Cokeurl.com/Apply2023 through October 2, 2023, at 5pm Eastern for one of 150 $20,000 college scholarships! No essays, transcripts, or recommendations are needed in this stage - just the online application. Apply now!

09/25/2023

This is the LAST WEEK to apply for the $20,000 college scholarship! High school seniors, don't miss your chance to be one of 150 recipients chosen from across the US.

Apply at Cokeurl.com/Apply2023 through October 2, 2023, at 5pm Eastern! No essays, transcripts, or recommendations are needed in this stage - just the online application. Don't wait. Apply now!

Photos from Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation's post 09/19/2023

Coca-Cola is famous for a secret formula of an original, uniquely delicious, and refreshing beverage.

There’s also a secret formula behind the success of the community.

Somehow, year after year, diverse and distinct young people with a shared passion for making the world a better place join a network of leaders, of dreamers and doers, agents and agitators for positive change.

The extraordinary magic of that network was unleashed at the 2023 Coca-Cola Scholars Leadership Summit. Magic makers from 35 classes of Coke Scholars came together from around the world to learn, collaborate, and connect through shared passions and unique perspectives.

Beyond grateful for all of the Scholars and friends who joined us in Atlanta September 7-10. Missing you all already!

🪄

📷: Jon-Michael Sullivan

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The second day of the 2023 Leadership Summit dove further in to the magic of the Scholars community. Session leaders and attendees alike shared their authentic selves, connecting through main stage talks, breakout sessions, and town halls that encouraged even more open discussion among the group.

And the celebration at that night? That deserves its own post!

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The first day of the Leadership Summit was so full of energy, inspiration, and joy! True magic.

08/08/2023

ONE WEEK LEFT! Don't let the fomo get you!

Registration for the 2023 Leadership Summit closes August 15.

Invest in you. Invest in your community. Unleash your magic!

Register at Cokeurl.com/2023Summit

See you in Atlanta September 7-10!

06/28/2023

Speaker Announcement! 📢

Thrilled to have these amazing Coke Scholar alumni unleash their magic at the 2023 Leadership Summit September 7-10 in Atlanta.

Learn more about them and their sessions at https://summit.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/speakers-2023 and register to join them in person at https://summit.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/register.

Early bird ends July 5!

⭐ Elizabeth M. Howell (1996), Ali Hartman (2001), Daron K. Roberts, J.D. (1997), Jarvis Sam (2009), Kristina Ellis (2005), Rosalyn Menon Kennedy (1997), Laura Froyen, Ph.D. (2002), Iman Cooper (2011), Lillian D. Singh (2000), Jared McCluskey (2012), Alice Park (1999), Hilary Corna (2003), Juliana Tafur (2003), Angela D. Harrell (1991) ⭐ -- & more to come!

06/17/2023

Join us in Atlanta for the largest alumni gathering in history at the 2023 Leadership Summit September 7-10!

Our theme, “UNLEASH YOUR MAGIC,” promises to deliver dynamic programming that will help you rediscover your WHY, your PURPOSE, and your unique MAGIC.

Together, as 35 classes of , we will unleash a collective magic - a powerful force for good in the world.

Scholars, register at Cokeurl.com/2023Summit by JULY 5 to get the early bird rate!

05/09/2023

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation celebrates the 35th class of Coca-Cola Scholars in Atlanta with featured speaker Malcolm Galdwell!

See banquet details:
Cokeurl.com/banquetprogram

Read more about the 35th class: Cokeurl.com/2023Bios

Learn more about the Program: Cokeurl.com/scholarships.

Photos from Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation's post 04/15/2023

The Banquet was incredible! It was truly special to celebrate our in person with alumni, Coca-Cola system colleagues, sponsors, and friends after a 3 year hiatus and be inspired by Malcolm Gladwell. This is our story, our time!

04/14/2023

The take the stage at the 35th annual banquet!

03/09/2023

We have our ! 🎉

Cokeurl.com/2023Scholars

These 150 incredible high school seniors will each receive a $20,000 college scholarship and join a family of 6,750+ who are leading positive change in their communities and around the world.

They will also join us in Atlanta April 13-16 for Scholars Weekend, where they will be the guests of honor at the 35th Scholars Banquet, participate in the Coca-Cola Scholars Leadership Development Institute with 30 alumni facilitators, and get to know their fellow game-changers.

Congratulations to the 35th class of Coca-Cola Scholars!

02/02/2023

We have our Regional Finalists! Cokeurl.com/2023RF

These 250 students have been selected from 1,557 Semifinalists and 91,000+ initial applicants to move to the final selection phase, regional interviews.

Less than a third of 1% of applicants made it to this point!

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5 were selected as some of the brightest young entrepreneurs, leaders, and stars in the 2023 Forbes Under 30 list:

- Bhavin Gupta (2016), Co-founder of Fynn
- Faique Moqeet (2012), Co-founder of Hamster Garage
- Kiera Peltz (2012), Founder of The Coding School
- Yoan Dipita N’Komba (2010), Vice President of Warburg Pincus
- Michael Yan (2018), Co-founder of Simplify Jobs

Congratulations!

Learn how they are innovating in their fields: https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/blog/5-coke-scholars-named-brightest-young-entrepreneurs-leaders-and-stars-in-forbes-2023-30-under-30-list/

Forbes

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How can we make healthcare better for everyone?

In this final episode of season 3 of The SIP, Coke Scholars from different parts of the healthcare industry come together to discuss how they are tackling challenges they’ve encountered within the field.

Listen by searching "Coke Scholars" anywhere you listen to podcasts or at https://open.spotify.com/episode/7zv1ziQraCh2vUoT3xYpp0?si=VItIxKhaTJerE5wTfsQjhA

Meet our brilliant panel of :

Joel Bervell (2013) – Medical Student, Washington State University & Social Media Medical Mythbuster
Dr. C. Anthoney Lim (1997) – Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, and Medical Education & Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Athena Kan (2015) – CEO, Dreambound
Kaitlyn Chana (2009) – Administrative Fellow, Texas Children’s Hospital

They discuss how healthcare has evolved during the pandemic from the frontline perspective, including staff shortages, mental health needs, and the reality that healthcare workers are human, too, and dive in to the importance of access – from patients having access to both care and knowledge of the healthcare system, to making a career in healthcare more easily accessible. They also share their leadership styles and how to leave space for your heart to inform your brain.

Big thanks to Aisha Chebbi (2020) for introducing this episode and all episodes in season 3!

The SIP, short for The Coke Scholars Ignite Podcast, shares a taste of the Coke Scholars around the world who are igniting positive change.

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create solutions, care for others, and see possibilities in the face of daunting obstacles. They lead real, sustainable, and positive change!

This , make an impact by uplifting Coke Scholars who are refreshing your community and our world. Give at Cokeurl.com/GivingTuesday. Thank you!

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We have our Semifinalists! Cokeurl.com/2023SF

These 1,557 students were among the 1.7% selected from 91,000+ applicants from across the country to continue through the selection process based on their academic excellence, leadership, & service.

They are currently submitting their Semifinalist applications to be reviewed by our Program Reading Committee. After this review, 250 will advance as Regional Finalists, with 150 becoming Coca-Cola Scholars and receiving a $20,000 college scholarship.

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 milestone 35th class, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation will have provided more than 6,750 Coke Scholars nationwide with over $81 million in scholarships since 1986.

Congratulations to our 2023 Semifinalists!

Photos from Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation's post 11/17/2022

Nothing makes us happier than seeing the magic when come together. Thanks to all who joined the fun at our Austin reception!

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Loved seeing these smiles the size of Texas! Thanks to all of the Dallas for joining us at our reception last night.

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The New York reception was amazing!

Many thanks to all who joined us and to Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages for hosting us in their beautiful space.

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Still thinking about all the fun was had at the Chicago reception! Next time, we'll have to fix that sign - "When you're , you're family."

Thanks to everyone who attended!

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What makes a truly great ? How can you build a personal brand to amplify your impact?

In the sixth episode of The SIP learn from branding experts, innovative content creators, and Safiya, Tiffany, Kaiti, and Ben:

Safiya Jihan Miller (2005) – Founder & Fashion Designer, SAFIYA JIHAN & Director, Microsoft
Tiffany Kassab Williams (1996) – Strategic Thought Leader, Todem Brands
Kaiti Yoo (2018) – Content Creator with 600K+ YouTube Subscribers
Ben Kaplan (1995) – CEO, TOP Worldwide

The panel shares their favorite personal brands, how to build your brand in a way that is polished yet authentic, and what makes for great digital content (and how to get over the fear of creating it, too). They also discuss their unique journeys in brand building and some favorite tools to get it all done.

The episode is introduced by Aisha Chebbi (2020).

The SIP, short for The Coke Scholars Ignite Podcast, shares a taste of the Coke Scholars around the world who are igniting positive change. Search Coke Scholars anywhere you listen to podcasts!

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THANK YOU!

The 2023 Coke Scholars application is now closed.

Applicants who advance to phase 2 as Semifinalists will be notified via email in mid to late November.

For additional scholarship opportunities,
check the resources listed on our website at Cokeurl.com/scholarships.

Thank you to the nearly 90,000 students who applied and to everyone who spread the word!

Timeline photos 10/31/2022

Our system is back up and running!
It's just a little slow.

Due to the downtime, the deadline for final submission will be 7pm Eastern TODAY, October 31, at Cokeurl.com/Apply2022.

The deadline to complete the eligibility quiz remains 4pm Eastern TODAY.

Our application has an initial quiz to determine eligibility that takes less than 5 minutes. This quiz needs to be submitted by 4pm Eastern TODAY. Then, the remainder of the application (where activities and grades are entered) needs to be submitted by 7pm Eastern TODAY.

Happy applying!

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UPDATE TO THE UPDATE:

Our system is back up and running! It's just a little slow.

Due to the downtime, the deadline for final submission will be 7pm Eastern TODAY, October 31, at Cokeurl.com/Apply2022.

The deadline to complete the eligibility quiz remains 4pm Eastern TODAY.

Our application has an initial quiz to determine eligibility that takes less than 5 minutes. This quiz needs to be submitted by 4pm Eastern TODAY. Then, the remainder of the application (where activities and grades are entered) needs to be submitted by 7pm Eastern TODAY.

Happy applying!

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APPLICATION UPDATE

Some people are having trouble accessing the Coke Scholars application and we are working to get this resolved.

The deadline remains 5pm Eastern today, but a determination of an extension will be made once the system is operable again and any new deadline will be noted on the application site, Cokeurl.com/Apply2022.

Keep checking every 10 minutes or so!

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Kate Sullivan and Sneha Dave were featured at The Coca-Cola Company’s Community Engagement Summit, a gathering of 300+ community partners and stakeholders yesterday!

Kate, creator and host of To Dine For with Kate Sullivan, moderated a panel "Moving at the Speed of Opportunity," which featured fellow Scholar Sneha, founder and executive director of Generation Patient, and more young leaders making an impact in the world.

So proud to call Kate and Sneha Coke Scholars and to be a part of the Coca-Cola system, who invests in the future of visionary leaders and communities across the country through the Coke Scholars Program and so much more!

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Over 40 came to our reception in Durham on Tuesday! So great to see everyone, including Hager Rand, president of Durham Coca-Cola Bottling, Co. Thanks to all who joined us!

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It’s a complex time in education full of challenges.

But, as Brandon says in the episode, it’s not all doom and gloom!

Meet Pegah, Star, and Brandon – 3 Coke Scholars leading positive change in education:

Pegah Taylor (2003) – Managing Director of Leadership Development, KIPP Texas Public Schools
Star Wallin (2002) – CEO and Founder, Bell Creek Consulting
Brandon Cardet-Hernandez (2003) – Executive Director, Ivy Street School

Even in the face of immense hurdles, they are optimistic about the future and innovation in the field.

In the fifth episode of The SIP, the trio discuss learning beyond remediation and through opportunity, partnering with community organizations to enhance student support, making equity more than just a buzz word at both a systems level and for individuals, and so much more.

The episode is introduced by the wonderful Aisha Chebbi (2020).

Listen and subscribe at Cokeurl.com/TheSIP or by searching "Coke Scholars" anywhere you listen to podcasts. You can also WATCH the podcast recording at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKvTyBOMsXc

The SIP, short for The Coke Scholars Ignite Podcast, shares a taste of the Coke Scholars around the world who are igniting positive change.

09/28/2022

The latest episode of The SIP features 2014 Scholar Chris A. Biehn! Chris is a storyteller by nature, advertiser by trade, and PR enthusiast by preference. Chris pioneered the Ithaca Homeless Crisis campaign that raised funds to equip the city with lifesaving resources and recruited and trained volunteers to provide ongoing help. He’s championed causes connected to mental health awareness and advocacy and is working on releasing a book called raging seas & Rising Suns.

Hear him and fellow Diana Chao, Nina Vasan, and Robert Accordino discuss caring for our mental health on The SIP, The Coke Scholars Ignite Podcast, by searching “Coke Scholars” anywhere you listen to podcasts or at Cokeurl.com/thesip!

09/26/2022

On May 8, 1986, Crawford T. Johnson, III, of Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc. announced the creation of CCSF:

“More than a year ago, some of our U.S. bottlers got together and began seeking a way to show our appreciation to America for making our products so much a part of the very fabric of our society and at the same time make a significant and lasting contribution to the future of our nation.” he said.

The founders envisioned a scholarship program that would identify leaders of the next generation, jointly funded by bottlers of Coca-Cola in the United States and The Coca-Cola Company.

Three decades later, this investment has brought together over 6,600 of the most talented, compassionate, and extraordinary people into a single network, awarding more than $78 million in scholarships to help make their dreams of a better future for all of us a reality.

This year, we are particularly grateful, as Coca-Cola bottlers across the United States and The Coca-Cola Company and have reinvested an additional $40 million in CCSF to help sustain the Coke Scholars Program scholarships and its programs forever.

Last week was Coca-Cola , and we were fortunate to spend it seeing Scholars for the first time in 3 years. It was truly amazing to see their investment in action in every Coke Scholar we met - each one making the world a better place in their own way, supported by their education and uplifted by Coca-Cola.

We couldn’t be prouder of our roots, and are beyond honored to illustrate one of the greatest partnerships between Coca-Cola bottlers and The Coca-Cola Company. Thank you, bottlers! We (all included!) are so grateful. ❤️

Photos from Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation's post 09/23/2022

Seeing in Philadelphia capped off a fantastic week of receptions!

Watching the magic that happens when Coke Scholars get together is priceless. We are honored to be a part of your lives! Thank you to everyone who joined us this week.

Durham and Chicago Scholars, we're headed your way in October!

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Lunch with our Princeton University was awesome! Nothing better than these smiling faces.

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So fun connecting with in New Haven!

We saw Scholars who are attending Yale University and Brown University and local alumni - including 2 Scholars who are married and brought their 3 "Future Scholars!" Many thanks to all who joined us.

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Boston , what a turn out!

We met several Coca-Cola Scholars attending undergrad in person for the first time and reconnected with familiar faces.

Many thanks to all who joined us at Harvard University last night, including CCSF Board member and President of Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast Mark Francoeur and team. Coca-Cola bottlers and The Coca-Cola Company created this community of game changers, and we are so grateful!

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After 3 years, it was so wonderful to see our again. Thank you to all of the Atlanta Scholars who joined us at The Coca-Cola Company yesterday!

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This week on The SIP, join 4 in a conversation about caring for our mental health:

• Dr. Robert Accordino (1999) – Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital; Lecturer (part-time), Harvard Medical School; and Chief Medical Officer, Ontrak Health
• Diana Chao (2016) – Founder, Letters to Strangers
• Chris A. Biehn (2014) – Creator, raging seas & Rising Suns
• Dr. Nina Vasan (2002) – Chief Medical Officer, Real & Founder and Executive Director, Brainstorm: The Stanford Lab for Mental Health Innovation

The Scholars share their personal experiences with , discuss how mental health has changed since the pandemic started, and how feelings of imposter syndrome can affect Coca-Cola Scholars and high achieving students and professionals.

They also take questions from the Scholar community, giving advice about what to do if you or a loved one is struggling with mental health, dealing with online bullying, and how you can proactively keep yourself well and healthy.

Thanks to Aisha Chebbi (2020) for introducing this episode!

Listen and subscribe at Cokeurl.com/TheSIP or by searching "Coke Scholars" anywhere you listen to podcasts. You can also WATCH the podcast recording on our YouTube channel!

The SIP, short for The Coke Scholars Ignite Podcast, shares a taste of the Coke Scholars around the world who are igniting positive change.

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Sessions to Unleash Your Magic!
Unleash Your Magic
2023 Leadership Summit Speakers!
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Celebrating our #2021CokeScholars
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