Delgado Community College To Receive $198K Grant From Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship Program

NEW ORLEANS — The dream of becoming the first in her family to attend college and earn a degree is soon to become a reality for 23 new students at Delgado Community College. Through the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship program from The Coca-Cola Foundation, Delgado Community College will be able to award 23 African-American women with an $8,400 grant to attend the two-year college.

         “With these scholarships, the 23 women will have an opportunity to change their lives and the entire community for the better,” said Joan Davis, chancellor of Delgado Community College. “We are grateful and honored by the receipt of this grant.”

         Delgado Community College will administer the grants through a selection process that includes being the first in their families to attend college as well as other academic criteria. Selected recipients will each receive $2,100 a semester for two years for a total of $8,400 per student. In addition to being the first in their families to attend college, students must meet other criteria that will be published on the college’s website after July 1.

         “Education can change lives and help ensure that young people can realize their full potential,” said Helen Price, executive director of The Coca-Cola Foundation. “The Coca-Cola Foundation places high priority on supporting education to help build strong communities.”

         Introduced by The Coca-Cola Foundation in 1993, The Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship program has awarded more than $49 million in scholarships to help more than 4,000 students become the first in their immediate family to attend college.

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