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March 20, 2014
|The Coca Cola Foundation and the American Indian College Fund honored 36 American Indian scholarship recipients at its 2013-14 Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship banquet at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium Student Conference in Billings, Montana.
The Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship was established to fund unmet need for a Native American student’s first year in college with a $5,000 scholarship. If students maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average and show strong participation in campus and community life, their scholarships are renewed every year throughout the students’ tribal college career.
“Being a first generation college student is filled with new experiences and opportunities. Our Coca Cola scholars are the first in their families to focus on receiving their bachelor’s degree and we are proud at the College Fund to partner with Coca Cola to help the dreams of these students to come true,” said Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund.
|The following Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship recipients were honored at the event:
Michelle Lonebear, Aaniiih Nakoda College, Allied Health