The Coca-Cola Scholarship Program has announced that Central High senior Jessica Elliott has been named a Semifinalist for the 2019 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Nationwide, 1,896 high school seniors were selected as Semifinalists from a pool of 95,715 applications based on their academic excellence, leadership, and service demonstrated in school and community activities. These Semifinalists – the top 2% of all applicants – are in the running for 150 college scholarships worth $20,000.
Jessica will now move to the next round of the selection process to become a Coca-Cola Scholar and receive a $20,000 college scholarship. Semifinalists are now asked to complete Phase 2 applications, which include essays, recommendations, and transcripts. An independent selection committee will review the applications and select 250 Regional Finalists by the end of January to participate in online or in person interviews. 150 Coca Cola Scholars will be named in March and will travel to Atlanta in April for a celebratory banquet and Leadership Development Institute facilitated by program alumni.
Best of luck, Jessica!