Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars


ABOUT THE COCA-COLA FIRST GENERATION SCHOLARS PROGRAM

The Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars Program supports academically outstanding students who demonstrate a financial need and represent the first generation in their families to attend college. The program provides financial aid for 12 outstanding students matriculating into UGA each year. The scholarship is renewable for an additional three years if the recipients maintain certain academic standards and comes with a variety of programs and resources to ensure success and facilitate connections in the University community.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars are selected by the UGA Office of Student Financial Aid and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions from accepted applicants to UGA. All students who submit their financial aid application, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid  (FAFSA via UGA Office of Student Financial Aid), are automatically reviewed for eligibility for the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars Program.

 

SUPPORT ON THE PATH TO SUCCESS

The Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship Program goes well beyond financial aid by surrounding students with a wealth of resources. These resources include course tutoring, academic coaching, innovative UNIV courses designed to assist CCFG Scholars with the transition from high school into higher education, special events, unique success workshops, and networking opportunities to help them make the most of their time at UGA.

For more information, please contact Ms. Erin Thompson Podvin in the Division of Academic Enhancement via email at ethom@uga.edu or call (706) 542-4872.