Danielle Mahn, a senior at Division Avenue, has been named a Semifinalist for the 2017 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. With the 2016 class, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation will have provided more than 5,700 Scholars nationwide with over $66 million in scholarships.
"As a premier scholarship provider, we recognize our role in helping young people achieve their college goals," said Mark Davis, President of the Foundation. "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."
Danielle ranks with approximately 1,900 high school seniors who are in the running for 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 each. Students are selected to advance to this next phase based on academic excellence, leadership and service demonstrated in school and community activities. The class of 2017 Coca-Cola Scholars will mark the 29th consecutive year that the Foundation has awarded scholarships.
In addition to receiving a college scholarship, Danielle will be welcomed into a vibrant and growing family of alumni that fosters lasting connections with its members. Coca-Cola Scholar alumni stay in touch through regional councils, special events, and though their local Coca-Cola bottling facilities. Danielle reflected on her nomination, "I never expected to be nominated,
but I applied anyway. I do believe that I make a difference in the community. It definitely means so much to me that I could have an opportunity to win a scholarship, but to be amongst such impactful people is more important than the money."