November 4, 2013

Coca-Cola & HSF 'Share Possibilities' Scholarship For Hispanic Students...

As a first generation Cuban-American and the first member of my family to get a Masters degree (But not the first to go on to college, my grandparents both went to university in Cuba and my father went to college here in the United States), education is extremely important to me.  From a young age the importance of a good education and knowledge was instilled in me. So when I was contacted about sharing information on the Coca-Cola Company and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund's "Share Possibilities" scholarship program for Hispanic students, I was very eager to do so because I believe that it is an amazing opportunity for Latino high school seniors.

The Share Possibilities program grants a total of $200,000 in scholarships to college-bound Hispanic students. Nationally, the grand prize winner will receive $20,000; four students will be awarded $10,000 and sixteen will receive $2,500. The remaining $100,000 will be awarded by the company’s retail partners, within their respective communities, across the nation.

From September 1st through December 15th, eligible high school seniors may apply for the opportunity to win a scholarship at Applicants who meet the minimum eligibility requirements will be featured in an online gallery with social media sharing capabilities. Students are encouraged to share their profiles and gain community votes. Each eligible participating voter is automatically entered for a chance to win a $500 gift card and can vote up to five times a day.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund will select the scholarship recipients based on the Fund’s standard selection criteria for awarding scholarships, factoring in community votes gathered online. Final winners will be announced by May 2014.

The company’s retail partners also play a vital role in the program by funding and awarding the remaining $100,000 in their local communities. Joining in the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, these partners are helping to increase awareness about the importance of education as a means of strengthening communities and providing the brain power needed for a sustainable national economy.    
Participating retailers include:
  • Atlanta Retailers Association (ARA)
  • Family Dollar
  • Giant Landover in Baltimore & Washington D.C.
  • Greater Houston Retailers Association (GHRA)
  • Meijer, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois
  • La Michoacana Meat Markets in Texas
  • Stop & Shop New England
  • Stop & Shop New York Metro  

To learn more about the program, people can visit participating retailers in their area or go to and Another way to follow the conversation is on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #CokeforEducation.

Official rules can be found here:
So if any of you know any Hispanic high school seniors, please let them know about this amazing scholarship opportunity from Cola-Cola and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund

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