• Dec. 22, 2016
    USC senior named 2017 Coca-Cola Scholar Semifinalist

    Amna Amin Upper St. Clair High School senior Amna Amin was recently named a 2017 Coca-Cola Scholar Semifinalist. Amna is one of 77 in Pennsylvania and 1,914 from across the country who were selected from nearly 86,000 applicants. The Coca-Cola Scholars program recognizes high school seniors who have demonstrated academic and civic excellence in their schools and communities.

    Semifinalists will submit their application for review by the Program Reading Committee in January. Following the review, 250 Semifinalists will advance as Regional Finalists, with 150 becoming Coca-Cola Scholars. Students are selected to advance to this next phase based on academic excellence, leadership and service demonstrated in school and community activities.

    “As a premier scholarship provider, we recognize our role in helping young people achieve their college goals,” Mark Davis, president of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, said. “The economy continues to affect many students’ ability to attend the college of their choice, so it is critical we continue to stay the course. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation received nearly 86,000 applications this year, and the Semifinalists are truly some of the most accomplished students in the country.”

    Each year, 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected to receive this $20,000 scholarship. The 250 Regional Finalists each receive at minimum a $1,000 educational stipend.

    The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, a joint effort of Coca-Cola Bottlers across America and The Coca Cola Company, is one of the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship programs of its kind in the United States. The foundation was created in 1986 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Coca Cola and to establish a legacy for the education of tomorrow’s leaders through college scholarships.

    The full list of Semifinalists is available online at www.coca-colascholars.org.