“With these scholarships, the 23 women will have an opportunity to change their lives and the entire community for the better. We are grateful and honored by the receipt of this grant,” said Joan Davis, chancellor of Delgado Community College.
Delgado Community College will administer the grants through a selection process that includes being the first in their families to attend college as well as other academic criteria. Selected recipients will each receive $2,100 a semester for two years for a total of $8,400 per student. In addition to being the first in their families to attend college, students must meet other criteria that will be published on the college’s website at www.dcc.edu after July 1.
“Education can change lives and help ensure that young people can realize their full potential,” said Helen Price, executive director of The Coca-Cola Foundation. “The Coca-Cola Foundation places high priority on supporting education to help build strong communities.”
Introduced by The Coca-Cola Foundation in 1993, The Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship program has awarded more than $49 million in scholarships to help more than 4,000 students become the first in their immediate family to attend college.
About Delgado Community College
Founded in 1921, Delgado Community College is Greater New Orleans’ largest higher education institution and Louisiana’s oldest and largest community college. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and by industry organizations, Delgado provides students with the most comprehensive array of education and training services available in the Greater New Orleans region. The College’s 35 associate degree programs; 84 certificate, technical competency area and technical diploma programs; and more than 200 non-credit courses enable Delgado to meet the needs of every type of student, regardless of entry point, educational goal or career aspiration. More than 25,000 students are served each semester.
About The Coca-Cola Foundation
The Coca-Cola Foundation is the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company. Since its inception in 1984, the Foundation has awarded more than $900 million in grants to support sustainable community initiatives around the world. For more information about The Coca-Cola Foundation, please visit www.coca-colacompany.com/giving-back.