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Le Moyne College Student Selected as Coca-Cola First Generation Scholar

<p>SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Julie Braun from Morrisville, N.Y., a sophomore at Le Moyne College, has been selected to receive a Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship. The scholarship program supports students who are the first in their immediate family to attend college or university.<br /> <br /> Braun’s grant is part of the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship program with the Independent College Fund of New York (ICFNY), which has resulted in almost $1 million in scholarships for New York since 2000.<br /> <br /> The Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship program has awarded more than $14 million to over 1,000 students on almost 400 campuses in 32 states since 1993.<br /> <br /> “The Coca-Cola Foundation is pleased to help deserving students who without this scholarship might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend college. It is especially rewarding for us to play a part in supporting students who are the first in their families to attend college and to invest in their education,” said Ingrid Saunders Jones, chair, The Coca-Cola Foundation.<br /> <br /> The grants provide one student scholarship of $5,000 per member school for four years. To be eligible for the program, qualifying students, who are selected by their schools, have a demonstrated financial need, are the first in their immediate family to go to college, are enrolled as full-time incoming freshmen, and attain and maintain a 3.0 academic average.</p>
posted on: 5/22/2007