ATLANTA — Tri-Central High School graduate Courtney Zickmund has been named a regional finalist for the 2014 Class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program.
As one of 100 high school seniors selected nationwide as regional finalists, Zickmund will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation to use at the college of her choice next fall through the generous support of Coca-Cola of Kokomo and The Coca-Cola Company.
Zickmund was among approximately 2,100 semifinalists in the running for $3.1 million in college scholarships from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. Students are selected as regional finalists based on academic excellence, leadership and achievement demonstrated in school and community activities.
“As a premier scholarship provider, we recognize our role in helping young people achieve their college goals,” said Mark Davis, president of the foundation, in a press release. “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 90,000 applications this year, and the regional finalists are truly some of the most accomplished students in the country.”
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, a joint effort of Coca-Cola Bottlers across America and The Coca-Cola Company, was established 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.