Coca-Cola Foundation First Generation HBCU Scholarships

Coca-Cola Foundation HBCU scholarship recipients

The Coca-Cola First generation scholarship provides renewable scholarship awards to students who are the first to attend college in their families. Constraints for this program is limited to full-time enrollment at one of UNCF's 37 member institutions.
Six selected scholars will be awarded four-year scholarships, to be used to cover the costs of tuition and fees, on-campus room and board, and necessary textbooks bought from member-schools. The scholarships will be distributed in the fall and spring semesters.

Eligibility requirements:

Applicants must be a first-generation college student, must be a graduating high school senior who has been accepted and enrolled as a full-time freshman at one of UNCF's member college or university.

Applicants must also have a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher, a recommendation from a high school counselor, demonstrate an unresolved financial need, able to prove leadership ability through a variety of measures, be a U.S. Citizen or a permanent legal resident with a valid permanent resident card.

Applicants must submit the following credentials for consideration:

* Most recent Student Aid Report from FAFSA

* Most recent high school (official or unofficial) transcript

* Recommendation letter from a high school counselor (letter must be completed online by recommender)

* A written response to an essay question

The scholarship award is UP TO $5,000, and the deadline to apply is usually in MARCH.

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