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UGA students awarded Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarships

Athens, Ga. – Several University of Georgia students have been awarded the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year.

This award provides $5,000 per year in addition to the HOPE Scholarship to academically outstanding undergraduates who are first in their families to attend college. The scholarship, funded by the Coca-Cola Foundation since 2007, can be renewed for an additional three years of undergraduate study if recipients maintain certain academic standards.

The 2011 Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship recipients—listed by county—are:

Name / Hometown / High School / Parent(s)

Cobb County

Kimberly Brazis / Acworth / Carlton J. Kell High School / Kevin Brazis and Christine Hendrix

Lauren Mayo / Kennesaw / Marietta High School / Sheryl Mayo

Coweta County

Steven Huynh / Newnan / Newnan High School / Mr. and Mrs. Xuong Huynh

Floyd County

Woo Joung / Rome / Rome High School / Mr. and Mrs. Pok Dennis

Fulton County

Alejandra Chavarria / East Point / Tri-Cities High School / Nicolas and Maria Chavarria

Gwinnett County

Ana Barrera / Lawrenceville / Berkmar High School / Marisol Mejia

David Barnes / Lawrenceville / Collins Hill High School / David and Maria Barnes

Phuong Le / Lawrenceville / Collins Hill High School / Trang Nguyen

Hart County

Taylor Fitzpatrick / Hartwell / Hart County High School / Chris and Debbie Fitzpatrick

For general information on scholarships, see