SCCC students receive Coca-Cola awards

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:51

    sussex county — Julianne Falgiano and Donna Fitzpatrick, students at Sussex County Community College, have each been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. Through the Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program, the foundation awards a total of 400 scholarships annually to students attending higher-education institutions granting two-year degrees. This past spring, one scholar from each state received a $2,000 scholarship through the New Century Scholar Program of the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa, the National Honor Society for two-year colleges. In the early summer, an additional 350 students were awarded a $1,000 scholarship. All recipients have demonstrated academic success and performed at least 100 hours of community service in the past 12 months. The program is made possible with funding from the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation, which provides grants in support of human services initiatives. The late Joseph B. Whitehead was one of the original bottlers of Coca-Cola. The two-year scholarship program compliments the foundation's Coca-Cola Scholars Program, which awards more than $1.8 million annually in college scholarships to 250 outstanding high school seniors, recognized and respected throughout America.