Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards $1,000 scholarship to Maui Community College student

Maui College
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Katie McMillan, (808) 984-3549
Marketing and Community Relations
Posted: Aug 23, 2007

KAHULUI, Maui, Hawaii Brandi Corpuz, a Human Services major at Maui Community College, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. After Maui CC, her goal is to complete her bachelor‘s degree in either Psychology or Human Services.

According to Corpuz, "I would like to work with troubled youths and create programs that can help our youth cope with their problems. Winning this scholarship has helped me realize that I am on the right track with my educational goals and the funds will help me move forward with those goals."

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards a total of 400 scholarships annually to students attending higher-education institutions granting two-year degrees. In April, one scholar from each state received a $2,000 scholarship and on June 29, an additional 350 students were awarded a $1,000 scholarship. All recipients have demonstrated academic success and participated in community service within the past 12 months.

"The Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program gives support and encouragement to an under-served population of college students," said J. Mark Davis, President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. "This program is an extension of our long-standing commitment to college education throughout the United States. These students, who often juggle school, work, and family, continue to give back to their communities through volunteer service."

The Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program is made possible with funding from the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation. The Whitehead Foundation provides grants in support of human services initiatives. The late Joseph B. Whitehead was one of the original bottlers of Coca-Cola.

For more information, visit: http://www.maui.hawaii.edu