Athens, Ga. – Twelve University of Georgia freshmen have been awarded Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarships for the 2008-2009 academic year.
This scholarship, funded by the Coca-Cola Foundation, supports academically outstanding students who are the first in their families to attend college.
“We are excited to welcome our second class of Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars to UGA,” said UGA Vice President for Instruction Jere Morehead. “These outstanding students will be mentored by a dedicated group of emeriti faculty and members of the first class of Coca-Cola Scholars, as well as having guidance from a select group of academic advisors.”
The award provides $5,000 per year to recipients who demonstrate financial need in addition to the HOPE Scholarship.
The scholarship is renewable for an additional three years of undergraduate study if certain academic standards are maintained.
The 2008 Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars are (listed by county):
Name Parent(s), Hometown , High School , Parent(s)
Juliette Collins, Riverdale, Creekside High School, Johnny & Gardenia Edwards
Tiffany Reed , Jonesboro, Mount Zion High School, Agnes Reed
Megan Shirley , Marietta, Sprayberry High School, Mark Shirley
Bree Hill, Lithonia, Dunwoody High School, Lloyd Hill & Alicia Mayo
Seul-Ki Kim, Chamblee, Chamblee High School, Yong Kim & Moonsook Kim
Sarita Gandhi, Lawrenceville, Duluth High School, Shailesh & Darsha Gandhi
Michael Vallejos , Grayson, Grayson High School, Francisco & Edith Vallejos
Nui Jiang, Flowery Branch, Flowery Branch High School, Jian Wu Jiang & Bi Lan Chen
Daniel Boswell, Crawford, Oglethorpe County High School, Jeff & Anita Boswell
Astin Shrader, Conyers, Heritage High School, James and Phylliss Shrader
Trent Hart, Glennville, Tattnall County High School, Shelby & Marlene Hart
Kay-Leigh Crook, Loganville, Loganville High School, Rhonda Crook