Local student among 23 Coca-Cola scholar semifinalists in Arkansas

A local student, Rachel Davis of Mammoth Spring High School, is among 23 Coca-Cola scholar semifinalists in Arkansas.

Across the country, 1,609 students were selected from 99,403 applicants or 1.6% to continue through the selection process.

The semifinalists are submitting their applications to be reviewed by the organization’s program reading committee. After this review, 250 will advance as regional finalists, with 150 becoming Coca-Cola scholars and receiving $20,000 college scholarships.

According to its website, to celebrate Coca-Cola’s centennial in 1986, the Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola bottlers partnered to fund the Coca?Cola Scholars Foundation. This commitment to education enables the foundation to support over 1,400 college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.4 million through two nationally recognized programs on behalf of the Coca-Cola System.

The mission of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is to provide scholarship programs and lifelong enrichment opportunities in support of exceptional peoples’ thirst for knowledge and their desire to make a difference in the world.

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