RVC Student Named Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar
Rock Valley College student and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society member, Isabella Wright, has been named a 2023 Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar and will receive a $1,000 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 to make it possible for more deserving students to achieve their educational goals and support tomorrow’s leaders of the global community.”
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.
“Isabella embodies all four of Phi Theta Kappa's Guiding Hallmarks: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Fellowship. She very consciously chooses to find challenges in order to better herself,” said Spielman. “For example, she chose to be part of the Running Start program in order to pursue more rigorous academic opportunities while still in high school, and then was elected an officer in our Phi Theta Kappa chapter after her first year at RVC.”
He continued, “She has brought to our Phi Theta Kappa chapter intellectual curiosity that is reflected in her contributions to our research project and a deeply rooted commitment to helping others, as reflected in her willingness to engage in many Phi Theta Kappa activities.”
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, to be held in Columbus, Ohio, April 20-22.
“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.”
About the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation celebrates and empowers visionary leaders who are
refreshing the world. Supporting more than 1,400 exceptional college students each
year, it awards $3.55 million in scholarships annually through three nationally recognized
programs. Learn more at coca-colascholarsfoundation.org.
About Phi Theta Kappa
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 3.8 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 countries, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges. Learn more at ptk.org.