Lucy Chuang, a graduating senior from Duluth High School, has been named a 2017 Coca-Cola Scholar. Chuang is one of 150 Coca-Cola Scholars that will receive a $20,000 college scholarship awarded by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. The scholarship is unique in that recipients have between 4-10 years to use the full award and may opt to defer all or part of the award within that 10-year timeframe. The funds can be used for tuition at an accredited college or university or for other educational expenses as specified by the Foundation, such as on-campus housing, for a computer, or textbooks. In addition to awarding scholarships, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation hosts frequent receptions throughout the country and also invites Scholars from all classes to return to Atlanta for a Leadership Summit every five years to engage in interactive sessions developed by alumni.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 28th class in 2016, the Foundation has provided over 5,700 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $60 million in educational support.