SCC Student Named Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar

Monday, March 9th, 2020

Chance Holmes-Snowden, a student at Southeastern Community College, has been named a 2020 Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar and will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze Scholars with nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Each scholar also receives a commemorative medallion.

“The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has a long history of providing financial assistance to outstanding students at community colleges,” said Jane Hale Hopkins, President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. “We are proud to partner with Phi Theta Kappa and make it possible for deserving students to achieve their educational goals.”

Students are nominated for the academic team by their college administrators. Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership, and engagement in college and community service.

Chance Holmes-Snowden, the recipient, says, “I am grateful to receive this award because of my Phi Theta Kappa involvement and leadership displayed at Southeastern Community College.”

Holmes-Snowden is an Early College student who served as Phi Theta Kappa Vice President from 2018-2019 and is the current President. He is expected to graduate from SCC in May 2020 with an Associate in Applied Science in Broadcasting & Production Technology, Associate in Arts and Associate in Science.

Coca-Cola Academic Team members will be recognized in both local and statewide ceremonies and will also be recognized internationally during Phi Theta Kappa’s annual convention, PTK Catalyst at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, near Dallas.

“We thank the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation for recognizing these student leaders and for investing in their futures,” said Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, President and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa. “Scholarships like these are integral to the success of these students in reaching their educational and career goals.”

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 nations, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges. Learn more at ptk.org.

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