Hamilton senior Hanna Jensen was one of 252 high school seniors selected as a national finalist in the 2011 Coca-Cola Scholarship competition. Finalists were chosen from more than 2,100 semifinalists who demonstrated academic excellence, leadership and community involvement.
Jensen will travel to Atlanta on April 14 to compete for 52 four-year scholarships of $20,000 and 200 four-year scholarships of $10,000. During the four-day weekend, finalists will interview with a national selection committee, tour local landmarks, engage with former Coca-Cola Scholars and participate in a range of activities including a community service project. Scholars will also be the guest of honor at the annual Scholars Banquet.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation was created in 1986 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Coca-Cola and to establish a legacy for the education of tomorrow’s leaders through college scholarships. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has provided nearly 4,800 students nationwide with nearly $45 million since the Foundation’s inception. The program is open to all high school seniors in the U.S.