Miami, Aug. 29, 2018 – Eleven Miami Dade College (MDC) students and Phi Theta Kappa members were named 2018 Coca-Cola Scholars for their outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership potential.
This year’s MDC winners are:
Alexandra Hernandez, PTK Global Leaders of Promise
Anastasia Koneva, PTK Global Leaders of Promise
Fritz Ramirez, Coca-Cola Military Leaders of Promise
Lilian Arce, Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise
Elda Borroto, Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise
Alejandro Garcia, Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise
Carlos Gonzalez, Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise
Ernesto Gonzalez, Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise
Jennifer Infante, Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise
Ana Lian, Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise
Estefany Rocio, Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise
The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program helps new Phi Theta Kappa members defray educational expenses while enrolled. Scholars are also encouraged to assume leadership roles by participating in Society programs and are selected based on scholastic achievement, community service, and leadership potential. More than 1,200 applications were received this year.
Scholars receive a $1,000 scholarship. A total of $207,000 is awarded through the Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation provides $200,000 in funding for the scholarships, with $25,000 set aside for members who are veterans or active members of the U.S. military. The remaining amount is supported by donations to the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation and provides seven Global Leaders of Promise Scholarships, earmarked for international students.
The funds provided by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation not only aid college completion, but also give students the opportunity to engage in Society programs and develop leadership skills to become future leaders in their communities. MDC students have been perennial winners of this coveted award.
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 10 nations. Learn more at ptk.org.