Cleveland State PTK Students Chosen As 2017 Coca-Cola Leader Of Promise Scholars

Friday, October 13, 2017
Yvette Krupansky
Yvette Krupansky

Cleveland State Students Andrew Bebawy, Abhi Mistry and Yvette Krupansky have been selected as 2017 Coca-Cola Leader of Promise Scholars and will each receive a scholarship in the amount of $1000.

The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program helps new Phi Theta Kappa members defray educational expenses while enrolled in associate degree programs. Scholars are also encouraged to assume leadership roles by participating in Society programs and are selected based on scholastic achievement, community service, and leadership potential. Nearly 1,000 applications were received.

“It’s so exciting to see our students succeed and be recognized for their hard work and leadership skills,” said Karen Dale, PTK advisor. “There were over 1,000 applications, so we are very fortunate to have three students selected for this honor.”

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation provides $200,000 in funding for the scholarships, with $25,000 set aside for members who are veterans or active members of the U.S. military. The remaining amount is supported by donations to the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation and provides Leaders of Promise Global Scholarships, earmarked for international students.

“The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has a long history of providing financial assistance to outstanding students at community colleges,” said J. Mark Davis, President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. “We are proud to partner with Phi Theta Kappa, make it possible for more deserving students to achieve their educational goals, and support tomorrow’s leaders of the global community.”

The funds provided by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation not only aid college completion, but also give students the opportunity to engage in Society programs and develop leadership skills to become future leaders in their communities. “Research shows that Phi Theta Kappa members are four times more likely to complete a college degree than their peers,” said Dr. Monica Marlowe, executive director of the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation. “The Leaders of Promise Scholarships recognize students for what they have achieved already and assure that financial need isn’t an obstacle to achieving their academic goals.”

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of community college students and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than three million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations. Learn more at ptk.org.

Andrew Bebawy and Abhi Mistry
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