Ninth Cohort of Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars Attending UA

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama has welcomed the ninth cohort of  Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars to campus.

The Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarships are awarded to deserving Alabama students who are the first in their families to attend college. Each student receives a $5,000 scholarship each year for four years.

In 2014, The Coca-Cola Foundation renewed the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars program at UA for another four years with a gift of $1 million. The gift brings Coca-Cola’s contribution to the First Generation Scholars program, begun in 2006, to $3 million.

So far, five cohorts of Coca-Cola Scholars have graduated from UA, and another four cohorts are currently enrolled.

Students in the ninth cohort are:

Casey Bishop, Pell City, College of Engineering.

Cara Bolt, Prattville, College of Communication and Information Sciences.

Kristin Aarin Eddy, Moulton, College of Education.

William C. Garrett III, Hueytown, Culverhouse College of Commerce.

Madeline Hope Green, Northport, Culverhouse College of Commerce.

Mackenzie Brionne Hampton, Guntersville, Capstone College of Nursing.

Timothy O. Holley II, Greensboro, College of Engineering.

Andrew Laningham, Cleveland, College of Communication and Information Sciences.

Olivia Lindsey, Arab, Capstone College of Nursing.

Paul Bryant McQueen, Montgomery, College of Engineering.

Heather Moore, Hazel Green, College of Human Environmental Sciences.

Krista Grace Pruitt, Double Springs, College of Arts and Sciences.


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