South High School senior Rachel Woo has been announced as a 2023 Coca-Cola Scholar. Rachel is one of 150 seniors nationwide to receive this prestigious honor, and each Scholar is awarded a $20,000 college scholarship. Scholars exemplify superior academics, leadership, and service in their schools and their communities.
Less than 1/6th of 1% of this year’s applicants were selected as Coca-Cola Scholars. More than 91,000 high school seniors across the country applied for this extremely competitive award, and the selection process included several rounds: 1,557 students were announced as Semifinalists this past fall; 250 students advanced as Regional Finalists; and 150 were named as Scholars.
Now in its 35th year, the Coca-Cola Scholars Program is one of the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship programs in the United States. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has provided more than $78 million in scholarships since 1986.