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Two high-achieving students receive scholarships from the Coca-Cola Foundation

Mia Rossi,

Danielle Hanson and Laura Rex
Danielle Hanson (left) & Laura Rex (right)

Two Northampton Community College (NCC) students have been named Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholars. Laura Rex is a 2020 Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar recipient along with Danielle Hanson, a 2020 Coca-Cola Academic Team Silver Scholar. This program is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and is administered by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Academic Team program, supporting two-year community colleges by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze Scholars with over $230,000 in scholarships annually. Gold Scholars receive scholarships in the amount of $1,500, Silver Scholars are awarded $1,250, and Bronze Scholars are given $1,000 in scholarship money. The recipients are also given a commemorative medallion.

“The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has a long history of providing financial assistance to outstanding students at community colleges,” said Jane Hale Hopkins, President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. “We are proud to partner with Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) and make it possible for deserving students to achieve their educational goals.”

Students are nominated for the academic team by their college administrators. Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership, and engagement in college and community service. Rex and Hanson were chosen based on scores they earned in the All-USA Academic Team competition, for which more than 2,000 applications were received this year.

“We thank the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation for recognizing these student leaders and for investing in their futures,” said Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, President and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa. “Scholarships like these are integral to the success of these students in reaching their educational and career goals.”

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 nations, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges.