Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Awarded Nearly $200,000 in Scholarships

Jackson, Mississippi - One hundred fifty community college students nationwide have been recognized as members of the 2016 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze Scholars with nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society administers the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Program and recognizes Coca-Cola Community College Scholars during All-State Community College Academic Team recognition ceremonies held in 38 states. Student scholars also receive recognition locally during ceremonies held on community college campuses and internationally for those who are able to attend Phi Theta Kappa's annual convention.

Community college presidents or their designated nominators may submit up to two nominations per campus for this award. An independent panel of judges considers outstanding academic rigor, grade point average, academic and leadership awards, and engagement in college and community service in the selection process.

Each Gold Scholar receives a $1,500 scholarship, each Silver Scholar receives a $1,250 scholarship, and each Bronze Scholar receives a $1,000. All Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Scholars receive commemorative medallions.

"We thank the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation for their vote of confidence in community college students by investing in their futures," said Dr. Nancy Rieves, Executive Director and CEO of the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation. "Their support is especially welcome as more and more community college students need additional resources to help them complete their degrees."

"The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has a long history of providing financial assistance to outstanding students at community colleges," said J. Mark Davis, President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. "We are proud to partner with Phi Theta Kappa and make it possible for deserving students to achieve their educational goals."

View a list of the 2016 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Scholars online.

Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest, largest and most prestigious honor society recognizing students pursuing two-year degrees. Phi Theta Kappa is made up of more than 3 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations.

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