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When Empathy Goes Viral

Nathan Alexander, 2003

Our Impact

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We Ignite Potential

Through access to education and lifelong leadership development opportunities, we ignite the societal potential of our Coke Scholars and cultivate a network of leaders who create and inspire positive change in their communities and beyond.

Scholar Profiles

We Are the World Changers

Coca-Cola Scholars can be found in every corner of the globe, in education and business, nonprofits and the arts, building better machines, creating cures, leading revolutions, dreaming new futures and researching the past in ways that change our tomorrows. These are stories of what support can create.

Puffs with Purpose

How J.J. and wife Catherine are preventing childhood food allergies one puff snack at a time

Humanity Distilled into Ink

How Diana Chao is Destigmatizing Mental Illness With Letters to Strangers

The Pursuit of Happiness

How Kiera Peltz is Empowering Youth Through The Coding School

The Science of Caring

Researcher and Foster Mom, Annika Barber is Improving our Health and Growing our Hearts

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Scholar Highlights

Dahkota Kicking Bear Brown

Dahkota Kicking Bear Brown is the youngest person to be appointed to a White House administrative post by a president. He’s one of 15 named to The National Advisory Council on Indian Education.

Eamon Bracht & Siona Sharma

Eamon Bracht and Siona Sharma founded Starts With Soap, a nonprofit that supports equitable education at underfunded schools by providing necessary supplies, beginning with soap. Fifteen other Coke Scholars serve their team.

Sruthi Palaniappan

Sruthi Palaniappan was the youngest delegate to attend the 2016 Democratic National Convention, representing her home state of Iowa during roll call votes.

Nadya Okamoto

Nadya Okamoto presented at TEDxPortland, speaking about the unaddressed needs of menstrual hygiene among poor and homeless women.

Sean Konz

Sean Konz created a hand-free mouse. Using eye tracking technology, it enables people with spinal cord, nerve or muscular injuries to get on the Internet and perform the functions of a mouse without using their hands.

Gracie Schram

Gracie Schram just released her latest EP, entitled Dear Fall, while opening on tour for David Archuleta. Since releasing her debut album at the age of 10, a portion of the proceeds from Gracie’s music has been given to humanitarian causes, amounting to more than $40,000 to date.

Swetha Revanur & Wyatt Pontius

Swetha Revanur and Wyatt Pontius won the Dudley R. Herschbach SIYSS Award at the 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. The SIYSS is a multi-disciplinary seminar highlighting remarkable achievements by young scientists from around the world.

Gracie Ehemann

Gracie Ehemann created LoveThyEnemy, an anti-bullying campaign that fights negative self-talk. It encourages and supports others by providing a platform where people can share testimonials of how they overcame their insecurities.

Alden Kain

Alden Kain invented a special stroller that affixes to a wheelchair so a disabled mother could easily travel with her baby.

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  2. Stanford
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  4. Yale
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2023 At A Glance

Our Scholars take the spotlight, but we also have a lot going on behind the scenes. Take a look at our 2023 stats.

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