2009 Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarships

UGA awards 2009 Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarships

Athens, Ga. – Twelve University of Georgia first-year students have been awarded Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarships for the 2009-2010 academic year. Three returning UGA students also received the award.

This scholarship, funded by the Coca-Cola Foundation since 2007, supports academically outstanding students who are the first in their families to attend college. Recipients must demonstrate financial need to be eligible.

Recipients receive $5,000 per year in addition to the state-supported HOPE Scholarship.

The Coca-Cola award is renewable for another three years of undergraduate study if recipients maintain certain academic credentials.

The 2009 Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars (listed by county) are:

Name / Hometown / High School / Parent(s)

Incoming First-Year Students

Chatham County

Adrienne Wilson / Garden City / Herschel V. Jenkins High School / Mr. & Mrs. Phillip & Melvino Wilson

Cherokee County

Jonathan Payne / Canton / Cherokee High School / Ms. Edilma S. Payne

Decatur County

William Bowen / Bainbridge / Bainbridge High School / Ms. Lajean Bowen

Douglas County

Eduardo Sanchez / Douglasville / Lithia Springs High School / Mr. & Mrs. Eduardo & Maria Sanchez

Fayette County

Jessica Craddock / Fayetteville / Starr’s Mill High School / Mr. & Mrs. Wesley & Darlene Craddock

Gwinnett County

Mirsada Haticic / Grayson / Grayson High School / Ms. Sehada Kruskic

Cindy Nguyen / Lawrenceville / Collins Hill High School / Ms. Lien Ly

Hall County

Yesenia Vargas / Flowery Branch / East Hall High School / Mr. Guadalupe Vargas & Mrs. Herlinda Serna

Haralson County

Megan Abbott / Temple / Haralson County High School / Mr. & Mrs. Greg & Michelle Abbott

Hart County

Brandon Hamm / Hartwell / Hart County High School / Ms. Sebrena Jenkins

Oconee County

Natasha Patel / Watkinsville / Oconee County High School / Ms. Tarli Patel

Toombs County

Neil Patel / Vidalia / Vidalia High School / Ms. Nayana Patel

Returning UGA Students

Barrow County

George Dyke / Winder / Winder-Barrow High School / Mr. & Mrs. George & Alexis Dyke

Clarke County

Jiahui Liu / Athens / Oconee County High School / Ms. Yanna Jian

Jackson County

Wynonna Chandler / Nicholson / Jackson County Comprehensive High School / Mr. Dana Chandler & Ms. Diane Chandler