Athens, Ga. – Fourteen University of Georgia incoming freshmen have been selected to receive the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year.
The 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. The scholarship provides $5,000 per year in addition to the HOPE Scholarship.
The award is renewable for an additional three years if the recipients maintain certain academic standards.
The 2010 Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars (listed by county) are:
Name / Hometown / High School / Parent(s)
Carla Garcia / Forest Park / Forest Park High School / Fidel Garcia and Rosa Rodriguez
Jessica Parker / Rincon / Effingham County High School / Connie Hodges
Manuel Coutinho / John’s Creek / Chattahoochee High School / José and Madalena Coutinho
Shannel Pak / John’s Creek / Northview High School / Inkyo Pak and Soon Young Pak
Matias José Romero III / Ellijay / Gilmer County High School / José Matias Romero and Cecilia Quiros Romero
Gabriel Cunningham / Duluth / Duluth High School / Joshua and Sarah Cunningham
Erica Pena / Lawrenceville / Berkmar High School / Jesus and Maria Pena
Douglas Hernandez / Norcross / Duluth High School / Carlos and Zuleima Hernandez
John Hyunwoo Park / Duluth / Duluth High School / Jeff and Hwa Park
Stephanie Romero / Suwanee / North Gwinnett High School / Eduardo and Betty Romero
Dan J. Myung / Duluth / Duluth High School / Sung Woo and Eun Hee
Hailey Drake / Flowery Branch / Flowery Branch High School / Greg and JoAnn Drake
Malena Lopez / Rentz / West Laurens High School / Oscar Luis Lopez and Maria Sotelo
Sarah Sanders / Richland / Marion County High School / Ron and Lori Sanders
For general information on scholarships, see http://www.admissions.uga.edu/.