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Refreshing the World

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation exists to bring better to the world through investment in exceptional high school students who are dedicated to leadership, service, and action that positively affects others.

Coke Scholar Daron Roberts
Coke Scholar Daron Roberts

For more than a quarter of a century, Coke Scholars have refreshed the world.

These extraordinary humans have filled society’s coffers with bolder action, more amazing technology, bigger advancements, healthier futures and exponential possibility.

We are proud to assist them on their paths to greatness.

Thanks to the support of The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola bottlers, our work is a lasting, ever-renewing legacy, one perpetuated by the powerful force for change that is our global network of Scholars. Through them, we fulfill our vision of an influential community of socially conscious, service-minded leaders positively shaping the world, connected by Coca-Cola.

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Coke Scholars at their 2016 Service Summit

Service that shapes lives is our goal.

Lifelong scholarship is our methodology and mission. We work to provide ongoing enrichment opportunities that support exceptional people’s thirst for knowledge, and their desire to make a difference in the world.

Scholar Stats

Top Five Colleges
  • Harvard
  • Stanford
  • Duke
  • Yale
  • Princeton
Top Career Paths
  • Business & Finance
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Arts, Entertainment & Sports
  • Law

World-Changing Work

C-Level Executives
Elected Government Officials
Business Entrepreneurs
Broadway Actors & Playwrights
Nonprofit Founders, Board Members & Presidents
Rhodes, Marshall & Fulbright Scholars
College Administrators
National, State and Local Government Staff

Guiding Principles


Visionary Leaders Refreshing the World


We amplify the impact of exceptional leaders through scholarships, lifelong learning, and​ a powerful community of mission-driven changemakers.

Coca-Cola Scholars Alumni Advisory Board


The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation’s Board Members and Staff bring their good works and substantial experience in a range of industries to leading our charge. Alumni Advisors help keep us connected to our cause.


We Are Grateful

Support comes in all shapes and sizes. We are profoundly thankful for every bit offered — from each of the entities that give graciously to ensure our Scholars can further their dreams and re-connect with each other at our yearly Scholars Banquet.

Curious about CCSF?

Read through our Frequently Asked Questions for a quick overview of Foundation details, scholarship fine print, information about why you might want to apply for a CCSF scholarship, and how to make it happen.