SC State University receives $50,000 from The Coca-Cola Foundation | News
The Coca-Cola Foundation — the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company — awarded $26 million in grants to 85 community organizations during the first quarter, and SC State University was one of those organizations. SC State University has received the $50,000, Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship, which will benefit four students who are the first in their immediate family to attend college.
“SC State’s receipt of the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship, demonstrates the impact that our philanthropic corporate relationships have made and will continue to make as we secure private funds to support our Institution,” said Anthony L. Holloman, vice president for Institutional Advancement. “This scholarship is one of many that will support our students, and provide for them the opportunity to excel at a University which will prepare them to be successful in this dynamic global society in which we live,” he continued.
The Coca-Cola Foundation grants will make a powerful difference and will benefit:
- 2 million people worldwide with improved access to clean water or sanitation;
- 3.1 billion liters of water will be conserved; 48 tons of debris will be collected;
- 8.9 million people will benefit from increased water conservation and education;
- 2.3 million youth and adults will participate in fitness or nutrition programs; and
- 255,000 students will benefit from education programs; 32,639 will be awarded scholarships; and 169 colleges and other schools will receive grant support.
“We measure the success of our commitments by the impact these grants will have in people’s lives, in their neighborhoods and in their communities all over the world,” said Ingrid Saunders Jones, chairperson of The Coca-Cola Foundation. “Seeing the tangible results of partnership and innovation inspires our continued investment to help build sustainable communities around the world.”